Rehabilitation services at TMC Bonham Hospital include physical, occupational and speech therapy. We treat patients who need rehabilitation because they:
- Had orthopedic surgery (joint replacements, fractures, amputations)
- Suffered a neurological deficit (stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
- Have been medically ill long enough to need strengthening and mobility training before safely returning home.
Rehabilitation can also help patients with a range of orthopedic problems, including:
- Joint strains and sprains
- Pain management
- Gait disturbances, falls, balance problems
- Work-related injuries
Physical therapy helps patients restore strength, improve balance and increase endurance. This is done through training and exercises, rather than medication or surgery. Any patient who suffers from chronic pain, weakness or stiffness may be a candidate for physical therapy, regardless of age.
Occupational therapy helps patients re-learn the skills needed to perform basic daily functions. These include going to the bathroom, grooming, bathing, dressing, cooking and working. Our therapists focus on treatments to improve activities of daily living with the goal of helping patients regain their independence.
Speech therapy is for people who have speech, swallowing, voice and language disorders. Our goal is to help patients establish or reestablish optimal communication. Speech and language therapists also evaluate and treat cognitive abilities, including attention, memory, problem-solving and executive functions.
Swing Bed Program
Swing bed is a Medicare program that provides extended care to those needing additional time to rebuild their strength following an acute illness or surgery.
Learn More about the Swing Bed Program at TMC Bonham