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    • JANUARY 17, 2020

    Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital is a comprehensive program dedicated to helping patients who are disabled by disease or injury. It has provided services to over 8,500 patients since opening in 2003. A team of well-trained rehabilitation specialists help patients achieve their greatest level of independence possible based on their physical and mental abilities.

    Located on the 10th floor of the PMC’s May Tower, the 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility offers a full range of rehabilitation services for ill and injured patients in central Appalachia. Their expertly assembled team of physicians and therapists use physical medicine, physical, occupational (improving independence with self-care skills and upper body strengthening) and speech therapies to treat neurological and orthopedic injuries.

    For patients needing intensive rehabilitation, PMC offers a full range of services. “The most common patients we see are stroke, trauma, fractured hips, spinal cord and brain injuries, neurologic diseases and debility,” said PMC Physical Medicine Specialist Milton Calima, MD. “Our goal is to return patients to the community and assist them in resuming their normal day-to-day activities as much as possible, as soon as their treatment plan and progress allows. They are encouraged to do as much as possible for themselves to regain their independence.”

    A fall, car accident, paralyzing disease or long-term illness could leave patients weak, making it difficult to perform simple, everyday activities. The goal of the PMC Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Hospital is to get you back home or back to work as soon as possible following an illness or accident.

    This state-of-the-art facility contains over 23,000 square feet of space designated exclusively for rehabilitation use, including a dining hall, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and an apartment-like room to practice daily living skills. Also offered are large bathrooms with special shower seating in each room and a gymnasium for exercise.

    To learn more about PMC’s Physical Rehabilitation Hospital, please visit our Physical Rehabilitation Hospital Page or call 606-218-3500.