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Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

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Physical therapists in Dickson, Tennessee

Our inpatient rehabilitation is designed to get you back to doing what you love.

The physical therapists at TriStar Horizon Medical Center's Rehabilitation Center will guide you every step of the way. So whether you are recovering from a heart attack, stroke or surgery, we develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Our inpatient rehabilitation services

Our physical therapists provide exceptional care for patients who need rehabilitation services. Whether you've had a severe sprain, joint replacement surgery or a stroke, our doctors and therapists are committed to helping you recover.

Inpatient physical therapy services

While in the hospital, you have the option to complete a multidisciplinary therapy program to aid in your recovery. Our experienced, compassionate rehabilitation team includes:

  • Occupational therapists, who focus on the development of cognitive skills and abilities used to complete daily activities
  • Physical therapists, who focus on activities associated with mobility and functional improvement
  • Rehabilitation nurses, who facilitate treatment and provide education about medications, processes and therapy
  • Social workers, who serve as patient liaisons and coordinate the discharge process
  • Speech therapists, who treat conditions affecting communication, comprehension, swallowing and thinking

Eligibility for inpatient rehabilitation

Other diagnoses will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but inpatient rehabilitation is typically only offered if you have experienced:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Congenital deformity (physical birth defect)
  • Fracture or severe sprain
  • Multiple traumas (serious injuries resulting from an accident or event, such as a fall or crash)
  • Neurological disorders, such as a stroke (cerebrovascular accident)
  • Severe or advanced arthritis (must meet additional criteria)
  • Severe burns
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Systemic vasculitides (autoimmune diseases characterized by inflamed blood vessels) with joint inflammation
  • Total joint replacement

In addition, patients must:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be able to follow directions and participate in treatment
  • Be free of assistive breathing devices
  • Be free of uncontrolled infectious disease
  • Be medically stable
  • Have an approved referral
  • Have an identified discharge plan and support system
  • Have the physical stamina and endurance to tolerate a minimum of three hours of therapy daily (at least five days a week)
  • Require the treatment of two or more therapies (physical, occupational and/or speech therapy)
  • Understand the scope of the rehabilitation program and be willing to participate

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