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Our rehabilitation programs

We offer leading-edge rehabilitation programs for a wide-range of conditions and diagnoses. Our rehabilitation programs include services for:

  • Post-concussion
  • Spine
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation is a key component of recovery for those with injuries or conditions that affect mobility, function or speech. At The University of Kansas Health System, we offer a complete range of rehabilitation services. Our programs provide comprehensive, compassionate and customized care to help you reach your goals.

For additional information about locations and conditions treated, visit our locations page. The University of Kansas Health System provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for people in Kansas City, Overland Park and the surrounding areas.

Our rehabilitation services

Our rehabilitation patients throughout the Kansas City region receive comprehensive, award-winning care. Our care teams work together to develop personalized rehabilitation plans for each patient based on their needs and goals with input from a variety of specialists.

At The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, we offer a complete range of rehabilitation services.Physical therapy

Our physical therapy team provides streamlined care to people of all ages and for a wide array of conditions. Our programs are personalized to address each person's needs and goals, and our expert team of physical therapists coordinates care with primary doctors and specialists to ensure the best possible outcome.

Physical therapy helps facilitate independence through therapeutic exercises and training that may include:

  • Exercises to increase joint mobility and flexibility for arms, legs and trunk
  • Mobility and ambulatory training
  • Techniques to reduce and manage pain
  • Posture, body mechanisms and balance training
  • Exercises to increase strength, conditioning and endurance

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapy program helps patients return to activities of daily living, including bathing, feeding, grooming and dressing. Our highly trained occupational therapists work closely with patients and their healthcare team to develop an individualized program for recovery at their own pace. Occupational therapy services include:

  • Daily activities and adaptive equipment
  • Techniques focused on energy conservation and work simplification
  • Fine motor coordination
  • Functional capacity evaluation
  • Exercises to strengthen hands and arms, and to increase endurance
  • Splinting
  • Visual-perception assessment and training
  • Work conditioning

Speech and language services

Our speech language pathologists provide expert outpatient and inpatient services for people recovering from conditions that may affect swallowing, communication and thinking (cognitive).

Language and speech services begin with a comprehensive assessment and differential diagnosis. Our expert team then develops a personalized program for patients with disorders that affect:

  • Communication, such as aphagia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech and tracheostomies
  • Thinking skills, such as attention, memory and problem-solving disorders
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders), including diagnostic and specialties such as videofluroscopic swallow studies and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists

Our specialists are national leaders in rehabilitation, research and education. As part of the largest multispecialty practice in Kansas, they provide leading-edge care at one of the nation’s best hospitals. Our doctors work in conjunction with each patient and their families to set personalized, attainable goals after a major medical illness or tragic disability. Together, they can help you regain mobility and independence.

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