Inpatient Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Services at Gundersen Health System will challenge you to maximize your potential if you have experienced a disabling condition from an injury or illness such as:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation

While staying at the rehabilitation unit, you will focus on regaining as much "function" as possible so you can be as independent as possible. Our program focuses on helping people regain functional skills. Depending on your situation, you may be re-learning:

  • Walking
  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Communication and cognitive skills
  • And other skills based on your individual needs

It's a challenging program ...
Rehab is different than any other unit in the hospital. There's a sense of community that is unique. You'll take an active role in making decisions about your own care. You'll get to know the staff, and they'll get to know you. Everyone will work hard together to help you achieve your goals and gain your maximum level of independence.

Your Rehab team will include a variety of professional nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, recreation therapists and other staff. Your family may also play an important role in your rehabilitation.

It's individualized ...
You'll be involved in exercise programs and therapy for several hours each day, following a treatment plan designed especially for you. You may need specially designed equipment, and there are professionals on staff who can find it or adapt it for you.

Our goal is to help you recover as much as you can, increasing your sense of confidence and independence. You'll also learn about your abilities and how to compensate for your limitations. We want you to feel safe and as independent as possible when you return home.

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