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Rehabilitation Services

At Deer’s Head Hospital Center, our highly skilled rehab therapists utilize equipment and techniques to assist clients in achieving their fullest rehab potential.  Our goal is to provide the comprehensive, specialized care, which facilitates the optimal, functional outcome for each client. 

Our experienced therapy professionals address a wide range of diagnoses and conditions.  We treat each client as a unique individual with an individualized treatment plan utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to treatment. 

Deer’s Head Hospital Center offers rehabilitation services to inpatients on our chronic care unit and in our skilled nursing facility.  We also provide outpatient services. 

Discharge planning includes the possibility of equipment ordering and a home assessment if the client’s well being warrants this additional services. 

Occupational Therapy concentrates on activities of daily living and independent living skills.  They use adaptive devices, energy conservation techniques, leisure skills and work hardening skills to facilitate the optimal recovery of function. 

Physical Therapy concentrates on mobility skills such as transfers, bed mobility and ambulation.  Strengthening and flexibility exercise is an integral part of the plan of care.   

Speech Therapy concentrates on the functioning of the speech/communication skills of the client.  Some clients require the specialized speech services to improve their ability to swallow and manage food.

Our department also offers a prosthetic/orthotics-prescribing clinic every 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Please call 410-543-4088 for an appointment.