Getting back on your feet after surgery or a serious health problem can be a challenge. Physical limitations are hard enough to deal with. When you add the emotional impact of limited mobility or pain, it can affect every aspect of your life.
At Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition. That’s especially true in our therapy departments where we’ve created a supportive and encouraging environment. Our professional therapists are skilled, compassionate and goal-oriented to help each patient achieve his or her unique potential.
Our physical therapists work with patients to relieve pain, improve mobility, restore impaired functions and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. As an inpatient at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, our experienced therapists will develop an individualized program of care tailored to your needs and abilities.
We offer a variety of therapeutic techniques, approaches and equipment in customizing each patient’s treatment regime. Your therapist will closely monitor your exercises and therapies and may prescribe a home exercise program to reinforce your treatment. In addition, we will show you techniques to prevent recurring injury and to maintain your renewed mobility.
Speech & Language Therapy
Our speech-language pathologists work with patients to help improve the ability to speak, listen, read, write, organize and solve problems. Speech therapy can be especially helpful for patients whose abilities are impaired because of a stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, trauma and other medical conditions that affect speech and cognition.
For patients who have swallowing problems, we can perform a barium swallow study to diagnose the cause of the problem and provide treatment. Our speech-language pathologists are trained in providing VitalStim®, — the only therapy of its kind certified by the Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of swallowing disorders. By using electrical stimulation to increase strength and coordination of the swallowing muscles, our speech pathologists may help patients improve their quality of life and regain the ability to enjoy normal eating and drinking.
Acute Rehabilitation Hospital at St. Luke’s Medical Center
Do you or a loved one require inpatient therapy following an injury, surgery, stroke or any other life changing trauma? The Acute Rehabilitation Hospital located on the campus of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix is a state-of-the-art, 16-bed facility that offers distinctly different levels of patient-focused care on an inpatient basis. Learn more about the Acute Rehabilitation Hospital at St. Luke’s Medical Center.