Physical therapy and rehabilitation in Pasadena

People recovering from surgery, injury or illness sometimes require extra therapy on their journey toward restored function and independence. At HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast, we offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, providing options like occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and speech-language pathology.

All therapies are performed by licensed professionals who offer one-on-one interactions directly between the therapist and patient.

Rehabilitation therapy is therapeutic and healing in several ways, including:

  • Restoration of function
  • Restoration Return to work, play and life
  • Restoration Improved range of motion
  • Restoration Pain reduction
  • Restoration Muscle strengthening and coordination
  • Restoration Improved health and safety

HCA Houston Southeast also offers cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

For more information about our outpatient services at our Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, please call (713) 359-5490.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy combines elements of education, exercise and pain management to restore overall strength, mobility and endurance. It also builds muscle, teaches new ways to move and allows the limitation or prevention of permanent physical disabilities. Physical therapy is beneficial for patients experiencing a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction
  • Sports injury
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Stroke and head injury
  • Generalized weakness
  • Amputee and prosthetic training
  • Wheelchair measurement and evaluation

Speech therapy

Beneficial to both children and adults, speech and language therapy not only addresses communication and language skills, but also swallowing disorders and voice disorders.

Areas of specialization at HCA Houston Southeast include:

  • Pediatric language developmental delay
  • Swallowing dysfunctions
  • Swallow studies
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Fluency, stuttering
  • Stroke and neurological rehabilitation
  • Autism

Occupational therapy

HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast offers an array of occupational therapy services, which focus on the ability to accomplish activities of daily living – that is, the “occupations” of self-care, such as eating, bathing, dressing and toileting.

Areas of specialization at HCA Houston Southeast include:

  • Hand therapy
  • Stroke and head injury
  • Lymphedema in the upper extremity
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Crush injuries
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Pediatric occupational therapy is also available for children with conditions including:

  • Delayed fine/gross motor skills
  • Premature birth
  • Abnormal muscle tone and movement
  • Impaired self-care skills
Please note a physician prescription is required for occupational therapy services. For more information, please call (713) 359-5490.

Inpatient rehabilitation

HCA Houston Southeast is the premiere place for inpatient rehabilitation in Pasadena. We consistently rank in the top 80th percentile of inpatient care through program evaluation measures.

For more information on our inpatient rehabilitation unit, please call (713) 359-5350.

As a hospital-based program, you have immediate access to medical specialists, imaging, dialysis and wound care. Our services also include:

  • One-on-one intensive therapy, three hours a day, five days a week
  • Rehabilitation garden
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Car transfer simulator
  • Lift systems
  • Body-weight devices
  • Acupuncture
  • Group meals and outings

Inpatient rehabilitation is a combination of medical, nursing and therapy care. It’s the most intensive and focused rehabilitation care you can receive. We are here to help you with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Amputee
  • Cardiac
  • Multi-trauma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurological
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Orthopedics (multiple fractures, joint replacement)

At HCA Houston Southeast, your inpatient multidisciplinary care team includes:

  • Case manager/social worker
  • Chaplain
  • Occupational, physical and/or respiratory therapists
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Registered dietician
  • Registered nurses
  • Physicians

Upon “Independence Day” – a special day that marks your pending discharge from inpatient therapy – you may still require or simply desire additional care. You can expect continued progression at our Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation at HCA Houston Healthcare

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

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