Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
Providing One-on-One Inpatient Therapy
Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center located within Grand Strand Medical Center helps you overcome functional limitations brought on by injury or illness. Our goal is help you return to normal activities as soon as possible. Our team provides hands-on care in applying the latest techniques and technologies.
Rehabilitation is a combination of medical care, therapy and education. During your stay, you will receive the highest level of medical treatment possible. Our program is designed to help with conditions such as:
- Orthopedic fractures
- Back injuries
- Neuromuscular disorders
All patients at our center enjoy private rooms and baths to assure privacy and rest following therapy. Should any medical complications occur during your rehabilitation, acute care hospital services are available on campus to treat any urgent needs and provide continuity of care.
When facing the challenge of rehabilitation, you are not alone. Our social workers meet with you and your family throughout treatment, discuss your discharge goals and provide assistance in making adjustments necessary for home and family life.
For more information about our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, please call 843-497-8742.
Physical therapy (PT) restores maximum physical functioning and enables the individual to return to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible. The aim of a PT program is to restore movement and function, relieve pain and prevent further illness and injury. Our physical therapists evaluate and treat problems with moving, balance, strength and conditioning. Physical therapy can be beneficial for people who have problems caused by:
- Orthopedic injuries
- Chronic pain
- Balance disorders
- Other general rehabilitation issues
Outpatient physical therapy is available at the north entrance of our Grand Strand Medical Center campus. To receive outpatient physical therapy services a consultation with your physician will be required. If your physician determines PT is the best fit for you, a prescription will be written. Upon your first visit, an initial evaluation will be performed to determine your specific needs and an individualized plan will be customized for you.
Occupational therapy (OT) helps the individual maximize independence and safety in daily living in the areas of self-care, leisure and work. OT is a skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. OT gives people the "skills for the job of living" that are needed for independent and satisfying lives. Services typically include customized treatment programs aimed at improving abilities to carry out the activities of daily living, comprehensive evaluation of home and job environments and recommendations on necessary adaptation and guidance for family members and caregivers.
Speech and language therapy helps a person improve communication and cognitive abilities as well as build confidence and greater independence. Dedicated to providing quality speech therapy services, our therapists develop individualized programs to meet the needs of each patient. Our therapists not only help you recover your language and cognitive skills but can also teach you alternative ways to communicate, if needed.
Swallowing therapy helps a person improve the overall function of swallowing for essential airway protection, muscle strength and coordination that is needed when eating and drinking. Difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia, can commonly occur in individuals with a diagnosis of:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Head and Neck Cancer and others
Our facility offers access to:
- Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS)
- Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
- VitalStim / NMES, Iowa Oral Pressure Instrument (IOPI)
- Passy-Muir Speaking Valves
- Tracheoesophageal Prosthesis placement (TEP)
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
- Myofascial Release
- Aphasia and Cognitive therapy
Lymphedema is a condition that results in swelling, most commonly in the arms or legs. It can occur due to damage to lymph vessels or when lymph nodes are removed as part of cancer treatment called secondary lymphedema. Lymphedema may also occur due to hereditary conditions called primary lymphedema. Lymphedema is separate from other forms of swelling such as kidney failure, cardiac swelling or improper functioning of the vein valve.
Phase 1: Treatment
Treatment of lymphedema includes manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, home exercise program, proper skin care and continued education on how to manage lymphedema.
Phase 2: Maintenance
After completing treatment and reducing limb size, clients are measured for garments that will be worn at day and night time. Carryover of home exercise program and proper skin care continues.