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Rehabilitation Services

Fostering Recovery at El Centro Regional Medical Center

At El Centro Regional Medical Center, patients can expect comprehensive care that assists them throughout every stage of their medical issues. For many patients, this also means rehabilitation. ECRMC's rehabilitation services team helps countless patients recover from their medical issues by building the strength, mobility, and confidence they need to maintain or improve their quality of life throughout their hospital stay.

Both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services are available to ECRMC patients, depending on the nature of their medical issue and their circumstances. The hospital's dedicated, experienced, and compassionate therapists and staff work closely with patients to create a plan tailored to their body and rehabilitation goals.

Why is rehabilitation so important?

Early rehabilitation in the hospital setting is important because:

  • It helps increase strength, range of motion, flexibility, coordination, and balance.
  • It helps reduce pain during recovery.
  • It teaches you how to be safe when you leave the hospital.
  • It helps prevent future injuries.
  • It helps patients stay active, independent, and healthy.

Physical Therapy at ECRMC

El Centro Regional Medical Center provides physical therapy for hospitalized patients whose mobility may have been affected by a medical issue. Certified physical therapists are staffed 7 days a week to evaluate and provide therapy and education to patients and their loved ones for a variety of motor and coordination related issues.

Speech-Language Pathologists at ECRMC

El Centro Regional Medical Center also provides pathologists for patients whose communication, cognition, or swallowing may have been affected by a medical issue. The hospital staff certified speech-language pathologists to evaluate and provide therapy, counseling, and education to patients and their loved ones for various communication and swallowing-related issues.

Occupational Therapy at ECRMC

El Centro Regional Medical Center provides occupational therapy intervention, which is a form of treatment that makes use of tasks that are performed on a daily basis (occupations) in order to improve health and well-being, as well as your capacity to take part in activities that are significant in your life.

ECRMC Speech-Language Pathologists provide therapy to assist with:

  • Speech
  • Cognition
  • Communication abilities
  • Swallowing
  • Voice

Outpatient Modified Barium Swallow Study

Speech language pathology is avaliable to complete with a doctor's prescription for a modified barium swallow study (x-ray swallow function, videofluoroscopy of swallow function). If you have a prescription for a speech therapy swallow evaluation, you must make an appointment through the ECRMC Patient Access Center.

Outpatient swallow evaluations are available for patients of all ages at El Centro Regional Medical Center. For more information, please call 760-482-5000.