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Outpatient Rehabilitation

Working toward a more functional, productive way of living.

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.

Our Multidisciplinary team is our strength

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Therapy: 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 Impairments.
  • Lymphedema Certified: Physical Therapy and Outpatient Rehabilitation offers advanced lymphedema treatment services delivered by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
  • Hand Therapy Specialist: A Hand Specialist provided occupational therapy and rehabilitation to patients who experience conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Therapy enables patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.
  • Aquatic Therapy: Provides outpatient physical and aquatic therapy rehabilitation and restorative patient care services. We are dedicated to improving our patients' quality of life. All of the therapy programs are designed with personalized goals in mind. Aquatic Therapy is available at the Westland Community Health Center.
  • Other Specialties:
    • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
    • Vestibular Therapy Specialist
    • Program to get you back to work
    • Certified PT, OT, and SLP on LSVT big for patients with Parkinson's Disease

Outpatient rehabilitation services are available at Garden City Hospital, main campus (lower-level), and at the Westland Community Health Center. Call 734-458-3381 to make an appointment or talk to your doctor about a referral.