After a traumatic event like an injury from a car accident or a major surgical procedure, trauma rehabilitation (rehab) is often necessary to help restore the body’s physical functions and abilities. Trauma rehab typically begins when a person is still recovering in a hospital setting. In many cases, rehab will continue after the person leaves the hospital, either within a hospital program, a rehab center, or at home.
To learn more about the services Dignity Health offers for trauma rehabilitation in Arizona, Find a Doctor today at a location near you. We provide a wide range of orthopedic therapies at urgent care centers and emergency rooms across the state.
Why We Offer Trauma Rehab
Your doctor may recommend trauma rehab to address:
- Post-surgical recovery, such as from joint replacement or repair, amputation, or brain surgery
- Trauma to bones and joints, such as fractures and torn ligaments
- High-impact trauma, like sports injuries, vehicle accidents, and falls
- Penetrating trauma, including gunshot and stab wounds
- Injuries to the brain and spinal cord, such as skull, back, and neck fractures, brain hemorrhage, skull compression, and concussion
- Severe burns, including those that cover 90 percent of a person’s body
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about what trauma rehab involves, speak with a doctor at Dignity Health.
Types of Trauma Rehabilitation Services
A team of experts and specialists at Dignity Health offers the following trauma rehab services:
- Occupational therapy, including re-learning daily activities and how to function independently
- Physical therapy, including water and massage therapy, chest physiotherapy, soft tissue massage, and strength exercises
- Hand therapy, including range of motion, splinting, and strengthening
- Speech-language therapy, including swallowing therapy and cognitive-communication therapy for thinking, memory, writing, reading, and speaking
- Psychological and social services, including work or school re-entry, family or group therapy, and biofeedback
- Vocational rehabilitation, including career counseling, workplace accessibility and accommodations, and psychological assessments
- Assistive devices and adaptive equipment, including braces, prostheses, wheelchairs, orthotics (shoe inserts), and devices for aiding communication (hearing aids, etc.)
During trauma rehab, a person may relearn how to do normal, daily activities, such as speaking, walking, and moving. At Dignity Health, your rehabilitation care team might include doctors, nurses, social workers, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
What to Expect From Trauma Rehab at Dignity Health
The length and type of rehabilitation you have will depend on your condition or the kind of medical procedure you had. The rehab services you receive may also need to change as you progress. A rehabilitation case coordinator will serve as your point of contact for these services. The goal of rehab will be to help you regain functions and abilities to help you recover from a traumatic event and achieve optimal health and wellness.
If you have had a recent joint replacement procedure, Dignity Health provides orthopedic and joint replacement education classes. For more information, please call (877) 634-0285.
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Dignity Health is dedicated to providing excellence for trauma rehabilitation in Arizona.