Rehabilitation therapy in Nashville, Tennessee

TriStar Summit Medical Center's physical therapy and rehabilitation program is designed to help people overcome the effects of a stroke or other debilitating injury or illness. Our program combines physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, rehab nursing and neuropsychology services under the direction of a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation physician).

Additionally, our professional team works closely with patients, physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure each care plan is specific to the patient's needs and goals. From children to elderly adults, we provide compassionate, experienced care.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

Inpatient rehabilitation

Our inpatient rehab center offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary physical therapy program. Each patient's medical care and rehabilitation services are directed by a board-certified physician. Because helping patients achieve an independent lifestyle is a full-time job, our dedicated rehabilitation unit provides a therapeutic environment 24/7.

We also offer patients access to education, disease management, diet assistance, home exercise programs and other social and emotional resources to help them manage their care at home.

Additionally, when patients choose the rehabilitation center at TriStar Summit, they have access to:

  • 20 spacious, decorated private rooms with large private baths
  • 24-hour medical and emergency care
  • A team of board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
  • Nursing and therapy team
  • Access to other medical specialists
  • Latest technologies to improve independence

Medicare and most private insurance plans cover some or all of our prescribed rehabilitation services.

Physical therapy

Our physical therapy team is specially trained to strengthen and mobilize muscles, improve balance, coordination and movement as well as assist with the elimination of back pain disorders. We also help patients who experience:

  • Balance, gait and vestibular difficulties
  • Spinal disorders
  • Weakness, pain or loss of functional mobility

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists focus on improving independence and strength in daily activities, including upper extremity strength, bathing, handwriting, dressing, fine motor skills and energy conservation. Our therapists offer a variety of services and treatments for:

  • Bone, joint, soft tissue and neurological disorders
  • Injured or weak hand/upper extremity
  • Fabrication of splints or adaptive equipment training
  • Education and training regarding basic living skills
  • Pediatric developmental challenges and neurological disorders

Speech therapy

Whether you are having trouble swallowing or another communication problem, our speech therapists are able to evaluate and treat your condition. We also care for patients who experience difficulties following advanced surgery, oncology treatment, neurological disorder or who have weakness.

Our services include assessment and treatment of:

  • Oral motor and swallowing difficulties
  • Pediatric language challenges
  • Speech fluency and voicing

We also provide memory and cognitive training, neuromuscular electrical stimulation treatment and video swallow studies.

Outpatient rehab center

In addition to our advanced inpatient rehab center, we also offer a convenient outpatient clinic. This state-of-the-art facility allows you to work with physical therapists, speech therapists or occupational therapists during one-on-one appointments that fit your schedule.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation at TriStar Health

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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