Recovering from an illness or injury can be a long, frustrating process. At Gundersen Health System, we work closely with you and your family to set and meet rehabilitative goals through evaluation, treatment, education and follow-up care. Our rehabilitation experts work hand-in-hand to provide you with the best care close to home.
Rehab services we offer
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Our physical therapy experts evaluate and treat injury or disease in the musculoskeletal system. We aim to help patients experience decreased pain and return to their maximal level of function through exercise, posture instruction, body mechanics training, joint and soft tissue mobilization as well as use of pain-relieving modalities such as ultrasound and iontophoresis.
Our occupational therapy experts evaluate and treat those with impairments that limit their activities of daily living. We will work with you to increase your independence by developing or relearning skills related to your daily routines. You and your family are active participants in the treatment process and are included in establishing goals for your therapy.
Abnormal speech and language, as well as impaired cognitive and swallowing function, can be a symptom of disease, illness, developmental delay or structural defect. Our professional speech-language pathologists are trained to determine the cause and develop a personalized treatment strategy to care for patients with communication, cognitive or swallowing problems.
Our inpatient rehabilitative services will challenge you to restore function and quality of life after suffering from a disabling condition such as stroke, brain injury or surgery. While staying in our rehabilitation unit, you will focus on regaining function so you can be as independent as possible.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team diagnoses your ailment and prescribes treatments to get you back to doing the things you enjoy. Our physiatrists treat patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Our stroke rehabilitation team will work with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. Our goal is to help you adjust to any changes in your abilities and to help you live as independently in your daily life as possible. We will develop an individualized treatment plan that caters to your needs and goals.
Cardiac rehabilitation focuses on exercise training, education and counseling for people who have heart problems. Our cardiac rehab staff will develop a rehab program aimed at improving your overall health and reducing your risk of future heart problems.
Pulmonary rehabilitation utilizes exercise and education to improve the quality of life of those who suffer from chronic breathing conditions. We’ll develop an exercise plan that will allow you to function better in your day-to-day life.
Are you in need of a wheelchair or seat cushion? Are you having a hard time sorting out the equipment choices, vendor availability and funding possibilities? Our therapists can help. We provide evaluations and recommendations for:
- Power and manual wheelchairs for all ages and needs
- Wheelchair seat cushion effectiveness
- Computer hardware and software for individuals who are unable to otherwise physically access a computer
- Computer software for individuals with learning disabilities who have difficulties with word processing/writing skills
Gundersen offers several different treatment programs aimed at getting people on the road to recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. Our behaviorial health experts coordinate care that meets your individual needs and takes into account a patient’s motivation for treatment and personal circumstances.