Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
South Pointe Hospital offers inpatient physical, occupational, speech and swallowing therapy services. Our therapists treat patients primarily in their rooms and complete specialized services in the therapy department. We can assist you with obtaining a needed ambulation device (e.g. crutches, walker) or other therapy equipment, and we will teach you how to properly use it.
We also have expertise in treating patients who have had spinal surgery or neurological disorders such as strokes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease and patients who have received total joint replacement surgery.
Total Joint Replacement
South Pointe Hospital offers a variety of orthopaedic procedures including total hip and total knee replacements.
We understand that your goal is to relieve your pain and discomfort from the arthritis affecting your joints. Our goal is to restore the motion in the joints and give you the tools to regain your strength and independence in activities of daily living.
We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive education prior to your surgery helping you to feel at ease with your decision.
Total Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Education Class
- This class is to prepare you for the best functional outcome once you have chosen to have a total hip or total knee replacement.
- The instructor of the class discusses pre-surgery preparation, the hospital stay and post-operative rehabilitation needs.
- Family members are encouraged to participate and help you through this process.
- There is no fee for this class.
- Parking is convenient and free of charge.
Classes are offered the first and third Thursday of every month from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. Call 216.548.9868
South Pointe building B, West Wing classroom, 1st floor, Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
South Pointe Hospital’s holistic team approach to outpatient rehabilitation therapy is based on the unique relationship between the patient, his/her primary care physician and our interdisciplinary team. Our center offers an expert staff of rehabilitation professionals ready to treat patients using the latest in rehabilitative equipment and modalities. Our goal is to return patients to the greatest degree of independence possible.
Services available include:
- Manual therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Social services
- Speech therapy
- Sports medicine
Learn more below about South Pointe Hospital’s special programs.
Aquatic Therapy is designed for the individual to perform range of motion, strengthening and balance activities with greater ease due to the buoyancy properties of the water.
After you have been evaluated by your physical therapist in the clinic, aquatics appointment(s) will be set up through one of the secretaries at the South Pointe Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy at the Warrensville Heights Family YMCA, 4433 Northfield Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Speech therapists conduct dysphagia evaluations and therapy to assist patients in learning strategies to improve the swallowing function. The evaluations may be completed in conjunction with the radiology department.
Dysphagia, or swallowing disorders, can occur after a stroke or other neurological conditions. The speech therapist may recommend exercises to strengthen muscles or improve coordination. Strategies may include diet modifications, postural changes or the use of specialized equipment to help the patient swallow more safely and effectively.
Hand Therapy Program
A wide variety of specialized services are available for the rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity impairment. Conditions treated include traumatic injuries, orthopaedic injuries, burns, industrial accidents, arthritis and neurological progressive disorders. Fabrication and customization splinting are also available.
For more than 25 years, Kinesiotaping has provided comfort and stability for patients as a more gentle approach to rehabilitation. Kinesiotape is a woven tape that offers recoil when stretched. It does not require an under wrap and does not contain latex. It has been proven to enhance function and decrease pain while holding a joint in a position so an overstretched muscle is provided time to shorten. It also assists in relaxing an overused muscle to allow for more ideal alignment through a joint.
Manual therapy is a skilled, clinical approach using hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joints to:
- Reduce pain
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce inflammation
- Promote tissue repair
- Facilitate movement
- Improve overall function
Common manual therapy techniques include spinal and joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, muscle energy technique and traction.
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) continues to be the most researched physical therapy approach in the world for the treatment of back, neck and extremity problems. It promotes the body's potential to heal itself without invasive procedures or medication. South Pointe MDT clinicians have a valid method to determine if you will benefit from MDT or if alternate treatments are needed.
Physical Capacity Evaluations
This specialized evaluation refers to a variety of functional tests used to establish a person's work limitations. The evaluation assesses a person's lifting capacity, fine motor speed and body mechanics.
Sports Medicine Program
Our sports medicine program consists of both aerobic and resistive exercises utilizing the latest rehabilitative equipment and modalities. Therapy is available for patients of all ages and diagnoses. Our goal is to get you back in the game fast.