Physical therapy and rehabilitation

HCA Houston Healthcare offers physical therapy and comprehensive rehabilitation services that are tailored directly to the needs of each patient. Surgery and certain conditions and diseases can be very strenuous on your body, and our rehab services are here to help you regain your strength and ability to perform daily activities. HCA Houston Healthcare offers physical therapy and rehabilitation services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis in the Greater Houston area.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation services

Our physical therapy and rehabilitation professionals utilize the latest technologies and techniques to help speed recovery times. Our comprehensive care team is made up of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nutritionists, social workers and nurses.

Inpatient rehabilitation

HCA Houston offers inpatient rehabilitation for individuals who require a higher level of care. Patients typically receive one-on-one therapy sessions for three hours a day, five days a week. Patients must meet the following criteria to be admitted into an inpatient rehabilitation program:

  • A written referral from a physician
  • Require a minimum of two different types of therapy (physical, occupational and/or speech)
  • Need 24/7 nursing care
  • Be medically stable
  • Be able to tolerate the intensive three-hour a day therapy schedule

Common reasons a patient may be admitted into an inpatient rehabilitation program include:

Physical therapy

In addition to our inpatient services, we offer physical therapy and rehabilitation on an outpatient basis for patients requiring less intensive care. Our physical therapy program focuses on helping patients regain their strength and range of motion. The three primary areas of physical therapy include pain management, exercise and education. The goal of our physical therapy program is to help patients return to their maximum levels of independence and function. Our physical therapists specialize in treating:

Aquatic therapy

HCA Houston offers aquatic therapy as a specialized addition to our outpatient rehabilitation services. Aquatic therapy may offer the benefits of less pain, difficulty and resistance when compared to traditional land-based physical therapy options. Aquatic therapy offers patients buoyancy, sensory input, resistance and compression.

Neurological rehabilitation

At HCA Houston, we offered specialized rehabilitation programs including neurological rehabilitation. This is reserved for patients following a neurological event, like stroke or neurosurgery. Neurological rehabilitation aids patients in recovery and helps their brains relearn basic activities, such as talking and moving. This form of rehabilitation also utilizes occupational, physical and speech therapies.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Another form of specialized rehabilitation offered at HCA Houston is cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab offers patients the opportunity to lessen their chances of a cardiac event and can help lessen the symptoms and severity of existing heart conditions. Cardiac rehab may be recommended for patients who have or have had:

  • Heart attack
  • Open heart surgery
  • Angioplasty
  • Heart failure