After an illness or accident, patients often suffer from pain, lack of strength, and decreased range of motion. But with the help of the therapists and other care providers at BSA, patients who live in the Panhandle region can return to a more normal, active lifestyle.
Our therapists are dedicated to helping patients improve through thorough assessments, individualized treatment programs, patient education and a life-long approach that includes prevention and self-management.
The David Kritser Rehabilitation Unit offers inpatient rehabilitation services to adults with acquired brain injury (traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain tumors), spinal cord injury, amputation, total joint replacement or other neurological and orthopedic conditions. The goal is to restore one to the highest level of physical, social, cognitive and emotional independence following a debilitating illness, injury or surgery. Inpatient rehabilitation services include:
Once the patient leaves the hospital, rehabilitation often continues at BSA Outpatient Therapy Services.
BSA Outpatient Therapy Services is a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility offering a wide array of rehabilitation services, including:
The BSA Cardiac Rehab team is highly-trained in helping patients improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing future heart issues through education, exercise and support. The BSA Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Programs certified by AACVPR are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation and this designation showcases BSA’s commitment to quality patient care.
Participation in the BSA Outpatient Cardiac Rehab Program can be the first step toward improving a patient's quality of life. Cardiac rehab provides support and personalized treatment plans. This program is 12-weeks long with exercise sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. During exercise, patients will wear a heart monitor to track EKG rhythm. In addition, heart rate, blood pressure and level of exertion will be monitored. Family members are invited to attend both education and exercise sessions and are encouraged to stay for
Patients who have experienced the following heart issues or surgeries may qualify for the program:
Benefits from participating in a cardiac rehab program include:
The BSA Cardiac Rehab Program also offers a free six-week revolving education series which will cover topics related to heart and general health. Each class is taught by cardiac rehab nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and past program participants. Classes are open to the general public and current cardiac rehab patients, their spouses or caregivers. For a schedule of upcoming classes, please click here.
For more information about the BSA Cardiac Rehab Program, call 806-212-0700.