Patient Rehab Benefits and Outcomes: Here’s What to Expect
Just as no two people are alike, no two rehabilitation programs are the same. In fact, even based on a patient’s condition and diagnosis, recovery comes in many shapes and sizes. So, what happens in specialized rehab hospitals? Below, we go over what can patients expect in terms of benefits, outcomes, and the overall process to recovery.
- What is the goal of a rehabilitation treatment plan?
The primary focus for any great rehab program is to get the patient the best outcome possible for their condition and diagnosis. For some clients, that means strengthening their mental skills after a brain injury, for others, that involves helping the patient develop motor skills necessary for independent living after a spinal cord injury.
- How does the patient achieve this goal?
There’s a reason the saying goes, ‘You don’t treat the disease, you treat the patient,’ and it’s because no two patients are the same, but their conditions may be similar. When it comes to getting a client back to their best health, the doctors at Post Acute Medical’s Rehabilitation Hospital of Corpus Christi first develop an individualized treatment plan. Studies have shown that rehabilitation protocols unique to the patient can lead to better results. Even outpatient treatment plans at PAM revolve around the hospital’s highly trained therapists combining comprehensive, individualized services with state-of-the-art technology to give the patient the best chance for success.
Speaking of innovative technology, PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Corpus Christi invested in the industry’s most high-tech equipment in an effort to help the patient succeed. Korebalanceâ is a balance testing and training system that improves agility, reaction time, and motor control. It also re-maps and retrains the patient’s neuropathways so not only does it heal the patient’s body, it heals their mind, too. The Bioness Bits System is an integrated therapy solution that is designed to evaluate and improve a patient’s abilities across numerous injuries—all in one device. What’s more, PAM’s overhead track system enables patients to get upright and walking in record time post-injury.
- Who is involved in treatment?
No matter what the condition, a patient going through a rehabilitation program will have access to numerous highly specialized healthcare professionals because recovery is not cut and dry. For instance, someone recovering from a spinal cord injury will work with everyone from a certified rehabilitation registered nurse, a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a clinical dietician, a respiratory therapist, and a physical therapist—to name a few. While that may seem daunting, the professional staff at PAM will make the process friendly, simple to follow, and even fun. And the patient and their family are never lost in the mix—they work in conjunction with the medical team to help develop the best path forward. Ultimately, the doctors simply want the patient to return to a familiar lifestyle, no matter their condition.
The rehabilitation process is not an easy one, but with the help and professionalism you’ll find at Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital of Corpus Christi the road will seem less daunting. Don’t settle for care that doesn’t fit your needs, or those of your loved ones. For more information on their services or to learn more about their doctors and policies, visit them in person at 345 S. Water Street, online at PostAcuteMedical.com, or call them at (361) 500-0600.
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