Rehabilitation services in South Nashville

At TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, our goal is to provide the highest quality rehabilitation services to all of our patients. Our experienced therapists follow a hands-on approach, guiding patients to an optimal level of physical activity and function. Treatment is personalized with each therapist providing one-on-one care. We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services caring for patients through their entire recovery journey.

Our rehabilitation program is designed to help people overcome the effects of debilitating conditions, such as:

  • Brain injuries
  • CVA (stroke)
  • Other Neurological disorders
  • Hip fractures
  • Femoral fractures
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) recovery
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Injuries requiring amputation
  • Multiple traumas
  • Congenital deformities

The Rehabilitation Center at TriStar Southern Hills

The Rehabilitation Center is our inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) and is located on a dedicated floor of the hospital designed to optimize our patients’ recovery and comfort. During an inpatient stay, patients can expect 3 hours of therapy, 5-7 days a week. This more intensive care is designed to increase functional progress over a shorter period of time with the primary goal of returning patients to their home at the highest level of independence. Many patients need inpatient rehabilitation after a severe stroke, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgery, amputation, hip or leg fracture, spinal cord injuries, or if they are recovering from critical illness myopathy and have been on a ventilator.

A team of physicians, rehab nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, case managers and dieticians all care for patients and make it their goal to help patients reach optimal function.

Our care teams are able to discharge many patients back to their home with home health and continued outpatient rehab. Education, disease management, diet, home setup and home exercise programs are provided to patients and their families. These resources help individuals manage their care and perform daily living activities.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitation at TriStar Southern Hills offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in one location. Licensed therapists provide one-on-one appointments at every visit and patients can expect individualized care throughout their recovery journey.

Our outpatient rehab therapists can help patients recover from the following injuries or procedures:

  • Total joint replacements
  • Knee, hip and shoulder surgeries
  • Muscle and joint sprains/strains
  • Stroke/CVA recovery
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Impingements
  • Neck, back and lumbar pain
  • Headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Balance problems
  • Chronic falls
  • Amputates
  • Low vision
  • Speech and voice problems
  • Swallowing problems
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • TMJ
  • Cancer related fatigue
  • Hand therapy
  • Lymphedema

Our outpatient team uses a wide variety of techniques to help patients recover. This can include manual therapy, dry needling, cupping, and instrumented soft tissue mobilization. Our individualized treatment plans can also include exercise, functional training, pelvic stabilization, lumbar traction, cervical traction and vital stimulation for the face.

To make an appointment for outpatient rehabilitation, call (615) 781-4615.


Inpatient rehab at the Center for Rehabilitation is located inside the hospital and is accessible through our main entrance. Our address is:

391 Wallace Road
Nashville, TN 37211

Outpatient Rehabilitation is located on the campus of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Frist Plaza, Building B. Our address is:

395 Wallace Road
Building B
Nashville, TN 37211

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.

Learn about Physical therapy and rehabilitation