Provide education and training related to functional task performance and includes traditional therapies and community re-entry activities. Staff members are experienced and specialized in techniques to care for spinal cord injury populations and employs evidence-based techniques, devices and technology to maximize independence and when possible functional recovery. A few such techniques and devices include the use of adaptive and restorative therapy techniques, functional electrical stimulation, body weight supported treadmill training, computerized balance systems, etc.
Addresses impairments related to functional movement and mobility, balance, pain, exercise/activity intolerance, falls/injury prevention, fatigue and energy conservation, and spasticity management
Addresses impairments related to ability to perform activities of daily living including self care (bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming), seating and skin care, bowel and bladder management, edema management, home management and safety skills, and fatigue.
When indicated addresses specific impairments associated with language and communication, social interaction, swallowing dysfunction, and cognitive functioning.
Provides leisure counseling and training in therapeutic, alternative or adaptive leisure pursuits.
Provides education and training on disease/disability process, bowel and bladder management, skin care and positioning, and medication management.
When indicated, certified professionals work with nursing staff to address diabetes prevention and management issues. Comprehensive outpatient programs are available.
Wound Care and Prevention Services
Specialized staff and physicians from the Baptist Rehabilitation Wound Care Management Center are available for consultation and assistance with management of specific wound or skin needs.
Addresses spinal cord injury specific complications and co-morbidities such as fluid restriction, skin care needs, weight management, etc.
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 depression, sexuality, alcohol/drug use, changing life roles, and social coping and adaptation.
Assists with management of breathing and ventilatory issues/disorders, tracheotomy management and weaning, sleep disturbances and address risk factors such as smoking cessation.
Physiatrists/ Medical Staff
Provides oversight and direction to the rehab team and medical consultants (internal medicine, urology, neurology) to address medical complications and co-morbidities such as contracture, spasticity management, sleep disturbances, orthostasis, thromboembolic disease, UTI, pneumonia, infection, and pain management.
Rehabilitation protocols and interventions as well as consulting physicians are available for use and consultation in complex pain situations.
Provide input, assessment and review of medication regimes and perform admission and discharge medication reconciliation. Assist patients with development of a portable health profile, which includes advanced directives, allergies, contact info, hospital preferences, insurance info, medical information, major surgical history, medication list and dosages, medication sensitivities, and functional status.
Ancillary Professionals and Vendors
Available to assist BRG 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.
Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown provides for or makes arrangements for necessary laboratory, neurodiagnostic and dialysis services.
Assist patients and families with case coordination. Serve as a liaison between the patient/family, the medical team, the hospital, and third party payers. Provide education and status updates to patients and families. Assist with discharge planning and follow-up needs.
Social Work Services
Coordinate discharge needs. Address coping needs through group and individual support groups. Provide assistance with and connection to area agencies, resources, and services for social, medical, and financial needs.
Although communication and interaction are a daily and ongoing aspect of the inpatient rehabilitation program at BRG, formal team conferences occur weekly and allow the rehabilitative team to communicate patient progress, plans, needs, and goals in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative forum. Patients, families and caregivers are vital members of the rehab team. Information exchanged and developed in conference is shared with patients and families for input and feedback.
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Assist with fitting, fabrication, and adjustment of splints and braces (orthotics).
Seating and Mobility Specialists
Assist with selection and fitting of wheelchairs and seating systems.