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Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Patients who have had a traumatic injury, a debilitating disease or certain types of surgery may need acute inpatient rehabilitation with an intensive, multidisciplinary approach. At The University of Kansas Health System, we offer leading-edge rehabilitation services in two state-of-the-art facilities in Kansas City and Overland Park to help patients improve function, decrease pain and regain their independence.

Contact us for a tour of our facilities and admissions by calling 913-588-1050. To contact the rehabilitation unit, call 913-588-2050. You can also take a virtual tour of our acute inpatient rehabilitation facility in Kansas City.

The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City offers acute inpatient rehabilitation services for patients throughout the region and beyond.

Who needs acute inpatient rehabilitation?

Unlike outpatient physical rehabilitation, which does not require a hospital stay, people who require acute inpatient rehabilitation are admitted to the hospital. To be eligible for this type of therapy, you must be diagnosed by a physician with a condition that requires acute rehabilitation.

We often treat people who have or have experienced the following:

  • Heart problems
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal or orthopedic issues
  • Neurological issues (brain injury)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Trauma or burn

People with a broad range of conditions or injuries may benefit from our acute inpatient rehabilitation services.

Why choose us for rehabilitation

Our rehabilitation patients receive comprehensive, award-winning care from a team of multidisciplinary experts, including specialty-trained physicians, rehabilitation nurses, physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists. Our care teams work together to develop personalized rehabilitation plans for each patient based on their needs and goals with input from neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons and other specialists.

We provide the latest rehabilitation therapy options, technology and equipment at conveniently located, state-of-the-art facilities in Kansas City, including the hospital's main rehabilitation unit and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park.

Skilled, multidisciplinary teams

Our team approach to rehabilitation ensures that you receive complete, coordinated care from experts across a wide range of specialties. Your care team may include physicians and rehabilitation nurses, as well as physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists. Additional specialists include:

  • Physiatrists with a focus in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Social workers who can help you and your family communicate with our care team
  • Insurance case managers and discharge services
  • Extensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation therapy, including physical, occupational, speech and language pathology
  • Specialty trained rehabilitation nursing care
  • Neuropsychologists specialized in brain-behavior relationships, cognition and adjustments to medical changes and pain

Our teams work closely with primary care doctors and other healthcare providers to help you meet your objectives through a personalized program that addresses your needs.

State-of-the-art facilities

The University of Kansas Health System's modern rehabilitation facilities in Kansas City and Overland Park use the latest technology and equipment to ensure patients have access to the most current rehabilitation resources. Our goal is to help patients regain and maintain function, and restore self-confidence so they can return home safely.

What to expect

Individuals who require therapy for acute conditions benefit from clinical expertise and collaboration among specialists. These patients receive intensive care to help them transition back to daily life, including:

  • Intensive daily therapy: Three hours of intense therapy at least 5 days a week.
  • Weekly care team conferences: Care team members meet weekly to discuss progress and barriers to successful outcomes, and then report back to patients and caregivers.
  • Patient and family/caregiver training: Family and caregivers are encouraged to participate in therapy and educational sessions to learn more about their loved one's care.
  • Traditional apartment and training: Patients may stay at an onsite training apartment equipped with a kitchen and bathroom before discharge. This allows patients to practice all aspects of daily routine with the support of our care team.
  • Graduation day: Before discharge, patients have a chance to practice all skills they have learned and perform personal care as independently as possible as they celebrate progress. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Rehabilitation is a key component in the healing process for people who have had life-changing events that affect their ability to care for themselves. Our inpatient rehabilitation services can help prevent complications, maintain and regain function, mobility and balance immediately after hospitalization.

The University of Kansas Health System offers a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program in Kansas City for patients who require rehabilitation therapy and nursing care. Two state-of-the-art facilities focus on graduated, timely care and recovery to restore your self-confidence, increase your independence and return you home safely, faster.

Our locations

The University of Kansas Health System offers two conveniently located acute inpatient rehabilitation facilities in Kansas City.