We offer inpatient and outpatient services to aid recovery, including:
Specialists at our 33-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit help hundreds of people achieve their best possible levels of function. We care for people recovering from stroke, burns, trauma, surgery, or other life-changing events.
Your care team is led by a physiatrist, a physician with advanced training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Your team includes nurses with special training in rehabilitation, as well as social workers, nutritionists, and respiratory therapists. When needed, your team collaborates with experts in orthopaedics, neurology, cardiology, burn injuries, and other specialties.
The inpatient rehabilitation unit at West Penn Hospital offers:
Our physical therapists customize treatment programs to improve your flexibility, endurance, strength, and balance. We offer:
Occupational therapists help you maintain independence and master daily activities like dressing, grooming, and preparing meals. We also help secure medical equipment to improve your ability to do other everyday tasks.
Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system gets clogged as a result of infections, trauma, heart disease, and cancer treatments. These blockages can cause swelling and pain in the arms or legs.
Our therapists offer complete decongestive therapy to improve lymph gland drainage. We also develop customized recovery programs and use compression garments to reduce swelling and pain.
Speech-language pathologists work with people affected by strokes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, swallowing problems, and other medical conditions. We help improve your ability to talk, eat, swallow, and understand others when they talk. We also help bolster cognitive skills.
AHN’s home health services program, Healthcare@Home, provides in-home physical therapy and rehabilitation services. We can assist with daily activities, such as bathing and grooming. We also provide skilled nursing care for chronic disease management.
Call (412) 578-5163 for more information about the West Penn Inpatient Acute Rehab Unit. For general questions, call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment with a specialist at West Penn Hospital.
West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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