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The job of a rehabilitation physician is to treat any disability resulting from disease or injury, from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. The focus is on the development of a comprehensive program for improving our patient’s quality of life after injury or disease – without surgery.

Baylor Scott & White Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians addresses the function of the whole patient and helping them find their way back from all types of injuries, illnesses, and acute and chronic conditions. Suffering from an acute injury or living with chronic illness can affect the way people move and communicate, and their role in the home and workplace. Physiatry at BSW Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians is about patient-centered care and maximizing independence and mobility with the goal of returning patients to their everyday life.

Baylor Rehabilitation System is a network of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs and services located across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR) as our flagship hospital. Learn more about our specialized locations and programs below.

 


Our specialized programs include:

  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Inpatient Treatment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke Care
  • Day Neuro Program
  • Adaptive Driving Program
  • Amputee Care Program

 


The Rehabilitation Program

Rehabilitation medicine is designed to meet each person’s specific needs; therefore, each program is different. Some general treatment components for rehabilitation programs include the following:

  • Treating the basic disease and preventing complications
  • Treating the disability and improving function
  • Providing adaptive tools and altering the environment
  • Teaching the patient and family and helping them adapt to lifestyle changes

 


The success of rehabilitation depends on many variables, including the following:

  • The nature and severity of the disease, disorder, or injury
  • The type and degree of any resulting impairments and disabilities
  • The overall health of the patient
  • Family support

 

Source: http://healthsource.baylorhealth.com/Search/85,P01168