For those patients that are able to perform daily activities with little
assistance outside of the hospital but still have a long road to complete
recovery in front of them, Garden City Hospital’s outpatient rehabilitation
services are the best medicine. A team of experts will formulate each
patient’s program based on their health issues and recovery goals.
They will work together to provide each patient with a comprehensive outpatient
rehabilitation experience that addresses physical, mental, and emotional concerns.
Outpatient Physical Therapy
A physical therapist (PT) provides treatment based on an initial evaluation,
which includes an assessment of pain, joint motion, muscle strength and
the ability to move functionally. Garden City Hospital’s physical
therapy staff helps patients improve safety and independence when performing
normal movement during activity. The physical therapist will work closely
with patients and loved ones to provide education about safe and proper
procedures for mobility. This education will enable patients to make further
progress at home and help their loved ones provide proper support. We
offer specialized LSVT Big therapy for patients affected by Parkinson’s
disease, as well as other neurologic impairments. Certified Lymphedema
Therapists provide specialized therapy to individuals with lymphedema
and/or related disorders.
Outpatient Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists (OT) will teach patients to achieve the highest
level of independence and safety in routine daily activities. These activities
may include, but are not limited to, feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting,
bathing and home management skills. The OT evaluates strength, coordination,
sensation and ability to provide self-care, and designs a treatment program
to meet each patient's unique needs. Safe and proper procedures for
self-care are emphasized. The OT may recommend new techniques and assistive
devices that can be used in performing daily activities.
Outpatient Speech-Language Pathology
The speech-language pathology department addresses understanding of speech,
speaking, reading, writing, thinking, and memory skills needed for everyday
activities such as phone use, banking skills and following directions.
In addition, the speech language pathologist is trained to help with swallowing
difficulty due to accident or illness. We offer LSVT Loud therapy for
patients affected by Parkinson’s disease, as well as other Neurologic
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services have temporarily all been moved to the
main hospital campus in preparation for the new Westland Community Health
Center. Outpatient/Sports Rehabilitation is located on the lower/Garden
level of the main hospital (in Physical Therapy).