Whether you are recovering from a traumatic injury, surgery or another major life event that has affected the way you live, rehabilitation can help improve your quality of life and help you return to your normal everyday activities. At HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest, we offer comprehensive rehabilitation services with direction from licensed therapists. We are able to cater our care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Inpatient rehabilitation services

The Bryan Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at HCA Houston Northwest has been providing comprehensive rehabilitation services for over 40 years. As a certified Primary Stroke Center and trauma center with Level II capabilities, we have experience working with patients with all types of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Amputation
  • Neurological disorders and neuromuscular diseases
  • Brain tumor or injury
  • Spinal cord injury
You can contact the Bryan Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at (281) 587-3200. For referrals, please call (281) 587-3202.

Our inpatient rehabilitation team is made up of physiatrists/physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, as well as:

  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Registered dieticians
  • Physical therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Case managers
  • Speech-language pathologists

Inpatient rehabilitation admission

In order to qualify for admission into our inpatient rehabilitation program, patients must:

  • Require a coordinated interdisciplinary plan of care that includes two or more therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy)
  • Be able to participate in a minimum of three hours of therapy, five days a week
  • Have the potential to significantly improve his or her functional abilities
  • Require 24-hour supervision by a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Require 24-hour supervision of a registered nurse with specialized training in rehabilitation
  • Be 18 years of age or older

Outpatient rehabilitation services

Our outpatient rehabilitation program offers a range of services in order to provide care for the individual needs of each patient. In addition to the services listed below, we also offer wound care management and treatment.
To learn more about our rehabilitation services, please call (281) 440-1000.

Physical therapy

Our physical therapy program addresses orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions that may be affecting your mobility and strength. Each patient is provided top-notch care by a licensed therapist. Activities performed in physical therapy are designed to improve:

  • Range of motion
  • Muscle strength
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Endurance

Balance training

Balance training helps patients improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of balance disorders. This therapy incorporates both range-of-motion and weight shift exercises to help decrease the risk of falls. Balance training may be used for patients with a number of common conditions, including:

  • Fall risk in older adults
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Joint replacement
  • Sports injuries
  • Neurological events

Lymphedema management

Our lymphedema management program helps treat and manage the swelling and pain associated with lymphedema. Lymphedema occurs when lymphatic fluid accumulates in the soft tissue of the body due to a restriction in the lymphatic vessels. The lymphatic fluid is blocked from flowing freely through the system, resulting in swelling of the area or limb. Lymphedema therapy consists of:

  • Exercise
  • Compression with bandaging and garments
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Education and self-care instructions

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapy program is designed for patients with an illness or injury that has impaired their ability to perform tasks of daily living, such as eating, dressing or bathing. Our goal is to help you regain optimal function and increase your independence. Techniques that may be used during occupational therapy include:

  • Appliance and garment planning
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Exercise
  • Muscle re-education
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Splinting

Speech therapy

Speech therapy is designed to help you overcome obstacles that are affecting your communication skills. Whether you have a voice disorder or your speech has been affected due to an injury or health event, our licensed speech pathologists can help. Our program includes:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Cognitive training
  • Memory skill training
  • Oral motor musculature strengthening

Parkinson’s disease therapy

Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous system, causing unwanted movements and tremors. The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) programs offered at HCA Houston Northwest are designed to help patients with Parkinson’s disease overcome the challenges of communication and movement.

  • LSVT LOUD speech therapy: This technique focuses on teaching patients how to improve air movement and vocal cord closure so they can speak with increased volume, allowing patients to improve voice loudness, articulation and intelligibility.
  • LSVT BIG physical therapy: BIG therapy includes repetitive, exaggerated movements to help counteract the slow movement, called bradykinesia, which is one of the main motor symptoms that often affect patients with Parkinson’s disease.