Team Approach

At all Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital locations our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists—including physicians; rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational and speech therapists; psychologists, social workers and advanced practice providers — work together to customize programs that meet each individual’s needs. Our staff work together to leverage best practices, explore new avenues of treatment and adopt the most innovative technologies to support our patients’ recovery. Committed to the concept of teamwork, the team features an inclusive leadership structure that engages all of the therapy disciplines in meaningful roles.

Our programs include:

  • Amputation Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic/Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation


Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital’s Amputee Program offers comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced limb loss. Throughout recovery, our goal is to help patients maximize their functional independence, find emotional strength and confidence, and successfully transition back to home, work, and the community. Our integrated approach to amputee rehabilitation focuses on the post-surgical, prosthetic, and reintegration phases to:

  • Address proper wound care and limb management
  • Increase strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance
  • Decrease pain and discomfort
  • Train individuals to use prostheses with confidence to avoid complications

Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects more than 1.5 million Americans each year. However, no two injuries are alike, nor do they create the same challenges for patients and their families. At Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, patients benefit from a program tailored to meet the unique physical and/or functional limitations, cognitive impairments, and emotional or behavioral difficulties. We deliver an integrated and intensive brain injury rehabilitation program, including medical, nursing, and therapy care, to address the complex needs of each patient. As a specialized hospital, we provide the earliest possible start to brain injury rehabilitation to help optimize the recovery at every level of injury. Our secure brain injury unit offers patients a safe environment to recover as they reach their goals on the road to recovery.

Our goal-directed approach helps brain injury patients to:

  • Maximize arousal and responsiveness
  • Develop new cognitive and behavioral strategies to compensate for any deficits
  • Improve physical function and mobility to enhance the skills needed to perform daily activities
  • Overcome the psychological and social problems that often interfere with the adjustment to an independent life at home, at work, and/or in the community


Experiencing neurological challenges can be a difficult journey. For patients facing multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Guillain-Barre syndrome and other neurological disorders, we offer an integrated program of care that helps patients regain independence with the hopes of returning home to family, friends and daily activities.


We provide expert care and clinical expertise to individuals with a wide range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, including hip fractures, joint replacements, and multiple trauma, as well as sports and work-related injuries. Our team helps patients to:

  • Rebuild strength and endurance
  • Restore physical function
  • Learn adaptive strategies and equipment
  • Return to daily activities with confidence

Spinal Cord Injury

Recovery from a spinal cord injury involves significant challenges for patients and families. We understand the challenges you face, and together, we will help you
set goals, learn new skills, modify your lifestyle to fit your needs, and help you achieve the very best outcome.

Our goal-directed approach enables patients to:

  • Improve physical function and mobility
  • Develop the skills and strategies to perform daily activities
  • Use adaptive technologies that facilitate activities at home, at work, and/or in the community
  • Overcome the psychological and social problems that often interfere with adjustment to life ahead


Recovering from a stroke can be one of the greatest challenges a person will ever face. However, research shows that an early and specialized stroke rehabilitation plan of care can optimize an individual’s physical and cognitive recovery, ultimately enhancing quality of life. Studies also indicate that where a stroke survivor goes for treatment can make all the difference in his or her recovery. Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital delivers a comprehensive program of medical, nursing, and therapy care to address the needs of each stroke patient successfully.

  • Build strength, improve balance and regain mobility
  • Improve speech and swallowing
  • Develop new cognitive and behavioral strategies to compensate for any deficits