Our inpatient services at the UT Health East Texas Rehabilitation Center are designed to help you recover from illness or injury and to get you back functioning independently as soon as possible. Our doctors, nurses and clinical therapist work with you and your family to reach this goal of independence with a carefully designed program tailored to your specific needs.
The Rehabilitation Center is dedicated in providing the most advanced therapy techniques and care available which demonstrates how committed we are to reducing risk, addressing health and safety concerns, respecting cultural and individual differences and providing the best possible quality of care.
The inpatient rehabilitation unit is located on the third and fourth floor of the Rehabilitation Center. We are a 49 bed state-of-the art facility. We have a transitional living apartment, centralized workstations, and dedicated equipment for neurological and orthopedic patients, therapy gyms, and dining/day rooms. We have a covered parking garage for your convenience.
Rehabilitation medicine and nursing
Rehabilitation nurses will assist persons with disability and chronic illness in attaining maximum functional ability, maintaining optimal health and adapting to an altered lifestyle. Rehabilitation nurses are specially trained to provide the care and treatment in the rehabilitation setting and will contribute to many aspects of patient therapy.
Rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. They will diagnosis and treat pain, restore maximum function, provide non-surgical treatment and treat the whole person.
Physical therapist will develop patients’ strength, mobility and endurance as well as relieve pain through exercise, and assist with home evaluations, equipment and post-discharge needs.
Occupational therapist will assist patients in caring for themselves and regaining daily living skills as well as helping with home evaluations, equipment and post-discharge needs.
Respiratory therapist will asses and treat patients who have breathing problems.
A physiatrist is a physician trained and specializing in physical medicine diagnostics and the rehabilitation of disabilities as a result of an accident or illness.
Speech therapist will help patients overcome difficulties in communicating, thinking/thought organization and swallowing problems.
VitalStim Therapy is a therapeutic intervention for use in the treatment of dysphagia (swallowing disorders). It is a specialized form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), speciﬁcally designed to treat dysphagia.
Contracted services available through the UT Health East Texas healthcare system:
- Pastor Care
- Food services