Provide education and training related to functional task performance. This includes traditional therapies, the Next Step Program, and community re-entry. The stroke program staff is specialized in techniques to care for stroke populations and employ evidence-based techniques, devices and technology to encourage functional recovery after stroke. A few such techniques and devices include the use of neurodevelopmental techniques, body weight supported treadmill training, functional electrical stimulation, computerized balance systems, VitalStim, etc.
Addresses impairments related to movement and mobility, balance, pain, exercise/activity tolerance, falls/injury prevention, fatigue and energy conservation, and spasticity management.
Addresses impairments related to the ability to perform activities of daily living including self-care (bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming), home management, family roles, edema management, home safety skills, fatigue and energy conservation, vision and visual perceptual deficits including neglect, hemianopsias, diplopia, and visual acuity, and cognitive and executive functioning skills.
Addresses impairments associated with language and communication, social interaction, swallowing dysfunction, and cognitive functioning.
Next Step Nursing
Provides education and training on the disease process, bowel and bladder management, skin care and positioning, and medication management.
Certified professionals work with nursing staff to address diabetes prevention and management issues.
Wound Care and Prevention Services
Specialized staff from our wound management center are available for consultation and assistance with management of specific wound or skin needs.
Addresses nutritional support of stroke specific complications and co-morbidities such as hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, dehydration, malnutrition, elimination issues, and diabetes management.
Psychiatrists and psychologists assist with program design and are available for consultation to assess and address social, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional issues through education, medication, and counseling. Applicable issues include dementia, depression, emotional labiality/mood disturbances, sexuality, alcohol/drug use, social coping and adaptation, and cognitive functioning such as problem solving, reasoning, memory, and impulsivity.
Ancillary Professionals and Vendors
Ancillary Professionals and Vendors are available to assist Baptist-Rehab Germantown rehabilitation staff with fitting and selection of specialized devices and equipment as needed for optimal functioning. These include: seating and mobility specialists, prosthetists and orthotists, product manufacturer representatives, rehab engineers, and DME providers.