Assessment and Intervention

Rehabilitation Therapies

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.

Physical Therapy

Addresses impairments related to functional movement and mobility, balance, pain, exercise/activity intolerance, falls/injury prevention, fatigue and energy conservation, and spasticity management

Occupational Therapy

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.

Speech Therapy

When indicated addresses specific impairments associated with language and communication, social interaction, swallowing dysfunction, and cognitive functioning.

Diabetes Education

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.


Nutritionists and Dietitians address spinal cord injury specific complications and co-morbidities such as fluid restriction, skin care needs, weight management, etc.

Psychological Staff

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.

Ancillary Professionals and Vendors

Ancillary Professionals and Vendors are available to assist Baptist Rehab-Germantown 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.

Team Conferences

Although communication and interaction are a daily and ongoing aspect of the outpatient rehabilitation program at Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown, formal team conferences occur bi-weekly in the Next Step program 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.