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St. Agnes Hospital's Center for Physical Rehab provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for patients with disabling conditions, such as head injuries, stroke, hip fractures, joint replacements (hip, knee), amputations, traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, multiple trauma/medically complex injuries, Parkinson's disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological and neuromuscular conditions.

Services include:
  • Medical direction from neurologists who specialize in rehab
  • 24-hour rehab nursing care and education
  • Physical, occupational, speech, recreation and aquatic therapies
  • Nutrition services
  • Social services
  • Rehab counseling
  • Spiritual Care services
  • Referrals to orthotics and prosthetics
  • Motovate - a biofeedback system
  • Referrals to post-rehab services (such as vocational rehab, Adult Day Services, Transitional Care Unit, outpatient therapy, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, Agnesian Health Shoppe - durable home medical equipment - and aquatic exercise)
  • Strategic alliance with Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin

 

 

Technology Promotes Quicker Recovery

Our overhead lift system consists of rails on the ceiling and lifts that use a harness to support a patient’s body weight.  One lift is stationary over a treadmill.  Another lift moves front to back and side to side allowing patients to walk in a 30 foot x 10 foot area to practice walking and balance exercises.  Overall, the system allows patients to walk sooner and for a longer time promoting quicker recovery.

Uses:

  • Initial standing and weight bearing for patients that cannot support their full body weight.  Patients with stroke, spinal cord injury or weakness due to illness often need support to start standing and to maintain balance.  They may also be fearful of falling.  The lift can give them support and comfort that they will not fall.  It allows them to spend a longer time standing and moving to increase strength and the ability to walk again.


  • Body weight support treadmill training (BWSTT) is research based exercise that helps patients walk sooner.  The lift system takes weight off the patient’s legs so that they can walk much longer distances than they could otherwise.  It does not take as much energy/strength to walk when supported this way.  It also enables the therapist to help move the patient’s leg to help with walking.


  • Balance exercises:  The overhead lift can serve as a safety device for balance training.  Patients can perform dynamic balance exercises without fear of falling because the lift will catch them if needed.


About Us

The center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

For more information, call (920) 926-4237.

 

 


 

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