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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 therapy and rehabilitation program in Nashville

Whether you are recovering from a stroke, brain injury, trauma or orthopedic injury, we are here to help.

Our 41-bed comprehensive inpatient acute rehabilitation program at TriStar Skyline Medical Center has been delivering state-of-the-art rehabilitation services to our North Nashville community since 2003. When you are one of our patients, you are cared for by a multidisciplinary team that works together to help you regain independence and return to day-to-day activities.

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.

Types of conditions we treat

We are committed to your recovery by helping you to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Some of the conditions we help rehab include:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury, traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Burn
  • Etiology, traumatic and non-traumatic
  • Neurological disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Spinal cord dysfunction, complete and incomplete
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Trauma

Rehabilitation services we provide

We deliver high-quality physical therapy in a supportive, compassionate environment that feels like family. We celebrate the progress you have already made, and we are ready to help you with the next improvements of your rehabilitation journey.

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Nationally recognized rehabilitation program

Our rehabilitation unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as an Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and Adult Inpatient Stroke Specialty Program. We are also recognized by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, granting you access to highly trained stroke specialists and the very latest technologies.

Our team of specialists

When you are here, your case will be treated by a variety of expert specialists, including:

  • Board-certified physical medicine director with expertise in stroke rehabilitation
  • Case managers and social workers
  • Certified rehabilitation registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Nutritional counselors
  • Orthotic consultants
  • Social services
  • Specialized physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Spiritual counselors

Advanced technology

In addition to our multidisciplinary team of specialists, our program is complemented by state-of-the-art equipment, including:

  • Advanced technology for hand and foot drop
  • Car transfer simulator with adjustable height
  • Functional neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Progressive resistance strengthening
  • Mobile arm support
  • Upper extremity rehabilitation workstations
  • Vision Coach to enhance visual function
  • Wii Fit therapy

Our rehabilitation services

The TriStar Skyline Rehabilitation Unit is a 41-bed inpatient unit located on the third floor of TriStar Skyline Medical Center. There are 21 private and 20 semi-private beds, and each room includes an in-suite bathroom to meet all needs for your overnight stay. We have two gym spaces to accommodate particular needs, with one on the third floor and a second on the ground floor. Between our compassionate team and the advanced equipment we provide, our suite of physical therapy and rehabilitation services includes:

  • 24-hour medical, rehabilitation nursing care and emergency care in a hospital setting
  • Caregiver/family education and training
  • Free patient assessment
  • Home evaluations
  • Neuropsychology services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychiatry care provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Rehabilitation for chronic and acute conditions
  • Speech therapy
Personalized programming built for you

Our programming is personalized for you and the people who care about you. Once we fully understand your particular case, we can offer some of the following personalized services:

  • Diners Club for management of swallowing difficulties and implementation of adaptive eating equipment
  • Equipment and education for life at home
  • Family/caregiver training
  • Stroke prevention education
  • Stroke support group
  • Vocational, family, financial and intimacy counseling

TriStar Skyline Rehabilitation does not treat patients who require ventilator assistance. The admitting physician decides on a case-by-case basis whether a patient's primary injury, illness and medical conditions are appropriate for admission.

Hours and frequency of services

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services are available seven days per week between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm.

The frequency of service depends on the individual needs of each patient. At a minimum, patients will see their attending physician three days per week and their physical, occupational or speech therapist(s) six days per week, and will receive daily nursing care. On average, our patients participate in three to four hours of therapy each day Monday through Friday and a lesser amount of therapy on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission criteria

Admissions to our program begins with a referral to our admissions office at (615) 769-7338, where one of our rehabilitation specialists will begin a free evaluation to determine medical stability and appropriateness for admission. Our admission office will work with the referral source, insurance company, the physician and discharge planner to coordinate your admission to our facility.

Specialty Young Stroke Services

Our Young Stroke Rehab Program

Having a stroke at a young age poses an array of unique challenges. You want your active lifestyle back. It is our goal to help you get there. It is why we have designed a highly specialized rehab program to help you meet your specific recovery goals. Rehabilitation does not reverse the brain damage caused by a stroke, but it can go far to help achieve the best possible outcome for long-term recovery. The Young Stroke Program is designed to address the demands of young stroke survivors. Every day, we will be doing our best to get you back to doing the things you love most.

Why people choose our program

We specialize in a rehab program based on what research shows is best for young stroke patients like you. Data shows that there are many benefits to our program including:

  • 53 is average age of young stroke patients
  • 16 days is average length of stay
  • 85 percent of patients returned to home
  • 90 percent of patients recommend our facility
  • Tailored Clinical Pathway for our Young Stroke Program
  • Therapy treatment designed to reintroduce use of technology into your day to day living

*This data based on the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehab and the Press Ganey 2019 annual report.

Why the Young Stroke Program could be right for you

Here are some of the amenities we provide to ensure make you feel at home during your visit:

  • Family and Caregiver training. We consider the primary caregivers an important part of the rehabilitation team. Providing training throughout your stay is an important part of the recovery process.
  • Personal, private rooms available
  • Therapy treatment designed to reintroduce use of technology into your daily living
  • Therapy sessions in real-life settings such as a simulated kitchen, bedroom, bath, laundry and various outdoor training environments
  • Wi-Fi guest access

Visiting hours are from 6:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week. Please keep in mind that our patients are periodically in and out of their rooms throughout the day, particularly while receiving therapies and at meal times.

We are here to answer your questions. Give us a call at (615) 769-7300 for more information.

Stroke rehabilitation

The Stroke Rehabilitation Program at TriStar Skyline Medical Center helps individuals recover and regain function from the physical and psychological effects of a stroke.

Stroke rehabilitation

After you or a loved one has a stroke, comprehensive follow-up care is crucial for a successful recovery. As a Stroke Specialty Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, we provide advanced physical therapy and rehabilitation services to stroke patients.

Our certified rehabilitation nurses, therapists and physicians are specially trained to help you or a loved one recover. We create a plan tailored to your needs, whether it includes physical, occupational, speech and/or recreational therapy. Features of our inpatient rehab program include:

  • Neuropsychologist services
  • 24/7 medical and emergency care in a medical setting
  • Board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapists

Outpatient care

In addition to providing rehabilitation care for inpatients and stroke patients, we also provide rehabilitation services on an outpatient basis. Services provided in our outpatient rehab program include:

  • Certified ergonomic specialist
  • Certified lymphedema therapy
  • Certified voice therapist
  • Functional capacity evaluation (FCE)
  • Hand therapy clinic
  • High-performing technology for ambulation
  • Leading technology for foot drop
  • Occupational health
  • Occupational therapy
  • Oncology rehab
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Vestibular rehab
  • Wheelchair evaluations

For referrals to our outpatient rehabilitation program, please call (615) 769-7870 or fax us at (615) 769-7873.


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