Therapy and Rehabilitation

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.

David Kritser Rehabilitation Unit

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:

  • Dietary counseling
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Orthotic (support brace)/prosthetics therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Social services
  • Speech therapy

Once the patient leaves the hospital, rehabilitation often continues at BSA Outpatient Therapy Services.

BSA Outpatient Therapy Services

BSA Outpatient Therapy Services is a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility offering a wide array of rehabilitation services, including:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Dietitian consults
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Wheelchair fitting

 

BSA Cardiac Rehab

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
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Patients who have experienced the following heart issues or surgeries may qualify for the program:

  • Angina
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Cardiomyopathy 
  • Heart Attack or Heart Tranplant 
  • Stent Placement
  • Valve Replacement or Repair 

Benefits from participating in a cardiac rehab program include:

  • Improving overall confidence and well-being
  • Improving stamina and strength to get back to a daily routine
  • Reducing the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
  • Stopping or reversing damage to the heart’s blood vessels

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. 

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