Rehabilitation Therapy Services
Aquatic Therapy: Our rehabilitation team offers aquatic therapy to help those who are currently under a doctor's care or suffer from an acute or chronic injury or condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, fractures, or athletic injuries.
Audiology Services: Our rehabilitation team provides audiology services, including diagnostic hearing screenings and evaluations to all age groups.
Occupational Therapy: Our team provides services for adolescents, adults and geriatric members of our community. The adult population is serviced through the use of therapeutic modalities to assist with strengthening, pain relief, swelling control, and muscle re-education along with dynamic functional activities to improve independence in activities of daily living.
Pediatric Rehabilitation: Our program specializes in treating conditions from infancy through adolescence. Our licensed therapists and assistants specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of a wide variety of conditions, including prematurity or low birth weight, developmental delays in fine motor, feeding, dressing, social skills or play, chromosomal disorders and more.
Physical Therapy: Our rehabilitation team provides physical therapy services to adolescents, adults and geriatric members of our community with impairments due to developmental disorders, orthopedic and neurologic disorders.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation: We provide pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with lung disease in Mercer and Lawrence counties. The goal of pulmonary rehabilitation is to slow down and potentially minimize the progression of the symptoms of lung disease.
Speech Therapy: Our rehabilitation team provides speech therapy survives for adults in need of evaluation and treatment for conditions of developmental, cognitive, swallowing, voice, and communication impairments.
Outpatient Rehabilitation: Our program offers patients quality care and assistance for recovery from illness, injury or surgery. Injury prevention services are also provided. The outpatient rehabilitation team at Sharon Regional Medical Center provides:
- The only full-service specialized pediatric rehabilitation department
- Evening hours to meet the needs of patients with busy schedules
- Convenient locations throughout the area
- No waiting to start treatment
- Evaluations available within two working days
- Speech therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Audiology services
- Specialty programs: Aquatics/Therapeutic Pool, Back and Neck Pain Care, Balance Recovery and Fall Prevention, Hand Therapy/Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Lymphedema/Cancer Exercise Training, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine
Inpatient Rehabilitation: Staffed with 24/7 nursing care, our facility offers inpatient rehabilitation services to hospitalized patients and is dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives after illness or injury. Types of conditions treated may Include:
- Major trauma
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Orthopedic dysfunction (hip fractures, bilateral knee replacements, etc)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson's disease
- Critical myopathy
- Cardiac surgery
An interdisciplinary team approach is used to focus on the areas of:
- Increasing mobility (walking, wheelchair use, stairs)
- Increasing self-care skills (feeding, bathing, dressing)
- Maximizing strength and independence
- Maximizing the quality of life
- Methods to conserve energy
- Therapeutic exercises
- Use of adaptive equipment or durable medical equipment
- Adjustment to changing life roles
- Management of medical complications
- Home modification recommendations
For inpatient rehabilitation, we welcome referrals from physicians, case managers, social workers, family members, insurance representatives, and self-referrals. A physician must approve all admissions.
To be eligible for admission, patients must need medical monitoring, need at least two forms of therapy, be willing and able to participate in extensive therapy, have potential to improve function and achieve independence, and have a disability of recent onset or progression.
A preadmission screen by a representative of the rehabilitation unit will be provided to all referred patients. There is no charge for this evaluation.
What patients should bring for their stay:
- Comfortable pants or shorts
- Comfortable shirts (button-up or wide opening necklines)
- Supportive shoes (tennis shoes or shoes with non-skid soles and laces)
- Hearing aids
- Prosthesis, if applicable
- Walker, cane, or personal wheelchair, if applicable
- Toiletries, including shaving supplies
- List of medications
- Your insurance cards
To make a referral, call 724-983-3954 and ask for the program director or clinical liaison. Please be prepared to provide the patient's name, address, diagnosis, insurance and a contact telephone number.