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Rehab Your Body. Recover Your Spirit.

St. Mary Medical Center offers a robust patient centric rehab program in Long Beach including a wide range of services to support injury prevention in the inpatient and outpatient settings.


Rehabilitation Services

We want to get you moving again and will help with a personalized plan to achieve your best functionality possible. Whether you're recovering from joint-replacement surgery, an injury treated in our Emergency Department, or a traumatic event such as a stroke, you’ll be in good hands with our renowned Rehabilitation team at St Mary Medical Center.

What to Expect from the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Dignity Health

Our  services offer individualized programs based on your needs, implemented by expert therapists. The number of services and the length of services will vary, and services may change as your physical and mental abilities improve.

Using the latest methods, our rehab program commonly offers the following:

  • Physical therapy, including exercises to improve strength, movement, and fitness, soft tissue massage, therapeutic modalities, and assessment of durable medical equipment needs.
  • Occupational therapy, including regaining control of arms and hands, relearning daily activities, and using equipment to function independently.
  • Speech-language therapy, including cognitive-communication therapy and swallowing therapy to improve thinking, memory, speaking, communication, reading, and writing.
  • Adaptive equipment and assistive devices, including wheelchairs, orthotics (shoe inserts), braces, prostheses, and communication devices.
  • Hand therapy, including strengthening and range-of-motion exercises and splinting.
  • Pain management, including a multimodal approach, using a combination of medications, injections, procedures, therapies and counseling in the treatment and management of chronic pain.
  • Weekly team conference: Interdisciplinary team conferences once a week to revisit treatment plans and address goals of care.
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Our Rehabilitation Philosophy

We are committed to helping patients reach their maximum potential and regain their independence and self esteem through the rehabilitation experience. We believe that rehabilitation is most successful when you and your family members work together with a team of highly qualified therapists and compassionate healthcare professionals including:

Our Services

Our services include orthopedics, internal medicine, pain management, physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. Everything we do is patient specific, working in collaboration  to meet your functional priorities. We will get you more comfortable and moving with greater ease.

  • Care Coordination and Social Work services -  Inpatient physicians can track your progress into the Inpatient Rehabilitation setting with a designated social worker working closely to ensure a confident disposition.
  • Specific programs for the treatment of brain injury, stroke, complex orthopedics and multiple trauma, pulmonary, and other medical conditions
  • Patient and family-centered care that focuses on patient's  personal goals and preferences
  • An integrated, specialized team of rehabilitation professionals to care for you 24/7
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Physical therapist treating a leg injury

Rehabilitation Resources

St Mary Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient services that can help rehabilitate you from a variety of injuries. Some of the things we can help you heal from include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Amputation
  • Brain or spine injuries including stroke
  • Injuries that make it hard to perform basic day-to-day tasks like showering, grocery shopping, feeding yourself, etc.
  • And more

Learn More About Rehabilitation Services At St. Mary Medical Center

For more information, please call the rehabilitation department at (562) 491-9825 or the clinical liaison at (562) 491-9583. To find a physician, please call (562) 491-4895 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.