Meaningful everyday activities are performed without much thought until the moment a person has trouble doing them. Sometimes, people are involved in an accident, develop an injury or are diagnosed with an illness that makes it challenging to participate in routine daily activities. Many times, after being treated by a physician, patients are encouraged to
A fall, car accident, paralyzing disease or long-term illness could leave you weak making it difficult to perform simple, everyday activities you once took for granted. The goal of Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Hospital is to get you back home or back to work as soon as possible following an illness or accident.
For patients needing intensive rehabilitation, PMC offers a full range of services. Our physician led team works with the patients, their families and/or caregivers to design and execute a carefully monitored treatment plan that meets each individual patient’s needs. This family/caregiver involvement is very important to the treatment team as they provide much needed continuing support and information critical to the patient’s ongoing care. The team working with physicians includes, physical, occupational and speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, social workers, dietitians and other professionals.
Our goal is to return our 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. Patients wear comfortable clothing, eat in the patient dining area and participate in at least three hours of therapy Monday through Friday, and half a day on Saturday. Our patients are encouraged to do as much as as they can for themselves to regain their independence.