Amazing recoveries happen every day in the Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH) Rehabilitation Department. The SMH Rehabilitation Department is dedicated to helping patients get past the hurdles of recovery and back to their lives, work, family and independent living. Saline Memorial therapy offers a full continuum of rehabilitation services in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
What Set Us Apart?
- Access to highly trained physical therapists,
occupational therapists, speech pathologists
and board certified physicians.
- State-of-the-art facilities with open exercise
gyms with the latest rehab equipment.
- A team approach to your care that ensures
regular communication between the patient,
therapists, physicians, case managers,
employers, and insurance companies.
- We work with you to establish personalized goals and expectations.
- A focus on prevention - our goal is to avoid repeat business. We strive to ensure that
once you achieve your maximum level of work, sports, or performance capability, the
problems don't come back.
What Specific Therapy Services Are Offered?
The Acute Rehab unit is a comprehensive 12-bed unit offering a wide variety of services to patients who have been disabled due to illness or injury such as stroke, head injury, orthopedic conditions, arthritis, etc. Physical, speech and occupational therapies are all a part of the Acute Rehab therapy.
The primary focus of SMH therapy involves the evaluation and prevention of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. SMH physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical therapy helps restore, maintain and promote overall fitness and health.
SMH Occupational therapists are trained to assist people of all ages to perform the practical tasks that occupy their lives. Occupational therapists work with adults who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. They also help to develop, recover or maintain daily living and work skills.
SMH speech therapy treats patients with speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders with the goal of enhancing communication. Adult patients may have speech and language problems caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury, or those associated with diseases such as Parkinson's or Multiple Sclerosis. Patients with these medical issues often have difficulty pronouncing words accurately, finding words to express themselves or speaking loudly or clearly enough. Common conditions treated with speech therapy include dementia, stuttering, dyslexia, development delays or learning problems.
Often following a recent birth or with age, women experience incontinence (bladder leakage). While this condition does usually affect older women more than younger, it doesn't have to be a side effect of aging. SMH's specialty women's service can evaluate and design an individual treatment program for women with pre and post-partum musculoskeletal pain, mild prolapsed internal organs, pelvic pain and osteoporosis.
Our therapists have specialtraining in the following:
- Manual therapy
- Orthopedic sports rehabilitation
- Total joint replacement
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Chronic pain
- Stroke therapy
- Cognitive training
- Specialty splints
- Ergonomics and Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Muscle disorders
- Women's Health
To refer a patient or for more information, call 501-776-6145 (Benton)or 501-847-0613 (Bryant/Little Rock)