Summa Rehab Team
Our Team of Caring Professionals
An interdisciplinary team approach is crucial to an effective rehabilitation
program. Our team of professionals understands a wide variety of multi-faceted,
complex disabilities and each member contributes unique services to the
rehabilitation process. Our work is devoted to assisting and educating
our patients to become more independent, to improve their self-esteem
and to improve functional ability. Our team includes:
Physiatrists and physician specialists in rehabilitation medicine direct the patient’s overall care on the unit and order all therapies,
equipment and medications needed for rehabilitation. Other specialists
are also involved to provide management and follow-up of any active medical
or surgical problems while the patient is on the unit.
Rehabilitation nursing assists with the integration of care to maximize your functional independence.
Physical therapists help strengthen muscles to improve balance, coordination, and walking.
Occupational therapists assist with improving patients’ coordination and daily activities
such as grooming, dressing, and eating.
Speech therapists identify and treat problems with swallowing, speech/language and cognition
(memory). They provide functional retraining for thinking skills and screen
for hearing loss.
Clinical psychologists assist in the emotional adjustment to disability and illness.
Clinical dieticians may address any identified nutritional needs.
RN/case managers assist with discharge planning and provide counseling to aid in the area
of adjustment to disability and illness.