Assessment and Intervention

Rehabilitation Therapies

Provide education and training related to functional task performance. This includes traditional therapies and community re-entry. The brain injury program staff is specialized in techniques to care for the special needs of the brain injury population and employ evidence-based techniques, devices and technology to encourage functional recovery. 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.

Physical Therapy

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

Occupational Therapy

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.

Speech Therapy

Addresses impairments associated with language and communication, social interaction, swallowing dysfunction, and cognitive functioning.

Next Step Nursing Nursing

Provides education and training on the disease process, bowel and bladder management, skin care and positioning, and medication management.

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 arousal, attention, concentration, behavioral issues, depression, emotional lability/mood disturbances, sexuality, chemical use/abuse, dependency and counseling, social coping and adaptation, and cognitive functioning such as problem solving, reasoning, or memory.

Diabetes Education

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 is available for consultation and assistance with management of specific wound or skin needs.


Nutritionist and Dietitians address nutritional support of stroke specific complications and co-morbidities such as hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, dehydration, malnutrition, elimination issues, and diabetes management.

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.

Pastoral Care

Provides spiritual support for patients, families and caregivers.

Team Conferences

Although communication and interaction are a daily and ongoing aspect of the outpatient rehabilitation program at Baptist Rehab-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.