Do you need help getting back to your normal healthy lifestyle? We believe you deserve to live life to the fullest and at Centerpoint Medical Center, we have a team of specialists who are here to help you do just that. From your very first visit, we work with you one-on-one to set goals and do everything we can to help you meet those goals. When you need help regaining function or decreasing pain because of an injury or health condition, rehabilitation services can be key to your recovery and future quality of life.

At Centerpoint Medical Center, our rehab team of licensed therapists works closely with you and your doctors to ensure you get the very best care and support you need. We’ll set specific goals for range of motion, balance and other signs of progress and design a plan to help you get there. Your plan might include:

  • Physical Therapy - Physical therapists use many different up to date methods to help you meet your goals and improve strength, function, mobility and fitness.
  • Occupational Therapy - to improve skills needed for your daily activities and self-care.
  • Speech Language Pathology - to help with speaking, understanding, reading, writing and swallowing.

We offer both inpatient and outpatient services. You can begin rehab while you’re at the hospital and continue on a set schedule after you go home. If you desire, we’ll also educate and work with family and caregivers who will help you take care of yourself at home while you’re working toward your goals.

Whatever your condition, abilities or needs, we’re committed to helping you regain your highest level of independence and get back to the activities you enjoy.

New Inpatient Rehab Unit

Centerpoint Medical Center continues to deliver on its promise to create better and more convenient access to quality healthcare in the region with the opening of a new Inpatient Rehab Unit. The new Inpatient Rehab Unit, the only one in Independence, serves patients recovering from surgery, stroke, heart attack, trauma and other conditions. The unit boasts state-of-the art rehabilitative technologies to help patients achieve their goals and re-learn everyday tasks in a home-like setting, including:

  • Gym
  • Fitness center
  • Dedicated dining room
  • Virtual reality
  • A complete simulation apartment

And perhaps most important of all, it allows recovering patients to stay close to home for rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy

No matter your stage in life or activity level, there are times when you need help to get back to your normal healthy you. We believe you deserve to live life to the fullest, and we have a team of specialists here to help you do just that. If you’ve lost strength, mobility or and functioning because of an injury, illness, surgery or other health condition, physical therapy from Centerpoint Medical Center can help. Our certified licensed physical therapists work with your doctors and other specialists as needed to design a plan to help you reach your highest level of independence and functioning while managing related pain and symptoms.

We will work with you one-on-one to design an individual plan designed just for you. It may include: Your physical therapy plan will be designed just for you and may include:

  • Therapeutic exercise tailored to your needs and current abilities.
  • Manual therapy, hands-on kneading or manipulation of muscles or joints by a physical therapist.
  • Joint mobilization, a form of manual therapy that can increase the range of motion or mobility of a joint.
  • Balance training, to help improve agility and stability of gait and ability to prevent falls.
  • Back care education, to help prevent further damage to your spine and manage back or neck pain.
  • Adaptation to prosthetic devices, such as artificial hands, feet or legs, to help you learn how to use the device properly and make the most of your abilities.

Our physical therapists also offer or support targeted programs for specific conditions and needs, such as:

  • Sports Medicine, bringing together sports medicine doctors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nurses and strength and conditioning specialists to help athletes stay safe and improve their performance.
  • Pelvic Floor Health program, for women who are dealing with urinary incontinence, pre- and post-partum challenges, post-surgical conditions and musculoskeletal problems.
  • Aquatic therapy, walking and exercising in a pool to help stabilize movement and gait.
  • Vestibular therapy, for balance disorders, dizziness, concussion or and vision problems.
  • Parkinson’s (BIG) program.
  • Total Joint rehab.
  • Spine and pain.

Occupational Therapy

If you need help living independently, productively and enjoyably because of physical, mental or other challenges, you may benefit from occupational therapy at Centerpoint Medical Center. We believe you deserve to live life to the fullest. Our occupational therapists can help you master tasks needed in order to get you back to your normal healthy life.

Our licensed occupational therapists work with people of all ages with a wide range of problems, from adults recovering from stroke or work injury to children recovering from an injury sustained at recess or a soccer game. .developmental issues. We offer specialized care for lymphedema (swelling in the arms and legs), a common side effect of cancer treatment. Our certified hand therapist can help if your condition is related to an injury or disorder of the hand or upper extremities. Whether your challenges are related to a recent injury or a longstanding condition, occupational therapy can help improve your functioning, quality of life and future.

Your care will include:

  • An evaluation to determine your current abilities and challenges, and to identify your goals.
  • A customized intervention plan designed by our occupational therapists, collaborating with doctors and other professionals as needed. Occupational therapy can take weeks or months, depending on your needs and goals.
  • Frequent re-evaluations to check your progress, make sure the plan is working for you and make any changes needed.

In some cases, our occupational therapists may recommend ways to adapt your home, work or other environment to fit your abilities and needs. We may also recommend special equipment or technology to help you do the things you want to do. We’re committed to helping you live your best life, and we’ll work creatively with you to find solutions.

Speech Pathology

If you have problems with speech or language communication, thinking (memory or attention), voice or difficulty swallowing, you’re not alone. Many conditions can cause or contribute to these problems, and all ages can be affected. The Speech Pathology team at Centerpoint Medical Center can help.

Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of disorders. They can help you improve or recover skills that are vital to your life. Services for adolescents and adults include rehabilitation of a wide range of problems:

  • Receptive (listening and reading) and expressive (speaking and writing) language disorders caused by neurological impairments including stroke.
  • Speech problems including slurred speech, sound movements and dysfluency (stuttering).
  • Voice loss caused from overuse/strain, injury, paralysis, reflux or throat cancer.
  • Cognitive disorders (attention/concentration, memory, organization, processing speed) caused by concussion, brain injury, stroke, etc.
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) caused by neurological impairments or head and neck cancers.

The voice lab at Centerpoint Medical Center combines advanced technology and expertise to evaluate and treat voice disorders. Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with Otolaryngologists (Ear, Nose & Throat specialists) to offer:

  • Perceptual voice evaluation which allows for the patient and SLP to develop an treatment tailored to the patients individual voice issues and goals.
  • Acoustic analyses of vocal function, measuring the sound waves produced by your voice.
  • Laryngeal videostroboscopy, which allows for detailed evaluation through visualization of the throat and larynx (voice box).
  • Vocal cord augmentation, a procedure completed with the ENT that consists of injecting a special material into the vocal cords to correct vocal cord insufficiency.
  • Vocal cord denervation, a procedure completed with the ENT during which botulinum toxin (Botox®) is injected into the vocal cords to relax muscles and make speaking easier.

Other specialized services that the Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) offer include:

  • Videoswallow evaluations (fluoroscopic x-ray) completed in conjunction with a Radiologist to evaluate the structure and function of the swallow.
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) utilizes a flexible scope to view the throat during the swallow.
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (often referred to by brand as VitalStim) to treat neurological swallowing impairments.
  • LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy) is a specialized communication/voice rehab problem for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Concussion management for adolescents and adults who have cognitive difficulties including problems with attention, memory, reasoning, processing speed. The SLP works with the patient to improve functional abilities so that the individual can return to their occupation, school and/or sports.

To request a rehabilitation referral, talk to your physician or:

Call (816) 751-3000