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Rehabilitation Consultations

Physician Consultations

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians, called physiatrists (pronounced “fiz-ee-A-trist”), assess a patient’s functional abilities, and work to improve impairments such as:

  • Pain
  • Paralysis
  • Sensory loss
  • Spasticity
  • Contractures
  • Amputations
  • Delirium
  • Debility and de-conditioning

Consultation services are provided 7 days a week. Recommendations may include medications, injections, adaptive equipment or rehabilitation therapies. PM&R physicians can also be helpful in educating patients and families about functional prognosis.

We also see patients in acute care to help determine which level of continuing rehabilitation is best for patients to facilitate discharge plans. This may include comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation units, subacute rehabilitation facilities, chronic hospitalization, outpatient rehabilitation programs or in-home rehabilitation services. We assess patients for the rehabilitation programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital amd Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Contact us for a consult or to refer your patient for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation. Please leave a voicemail with patient’s name, diagnosis, medical record number and location.

Adult Rehabilitation Therapy

Our department provides evaluation and treatment throughout The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in a patient and family-centered care approach. We provide Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology services in all settings: ICU, step-down, and inpatient hospital unit on a daily basis. Although the majority of care is provided bedside, some patient care is performed in one of our treatment gyms to maximize patient outcomes. Our therapy staff is divided into multi-disciplinary therapy teams to best match clinical expertise with patient populations: Cardiac, ICU, Surgery, Medicine, Neurosciences, and Oncology. We are proud of the various ways our staff is advancing clinical care each day: lectures at universities, national conference presentations, participation with research, education of therapy students, clinical specialist certification, representation at hospital committees, and publication.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapy

Physical therapy and occupational Therapy in pediatrics focuses on function from a developmental perspective. They provide assessment and treatment to address impairments impacting development, mobility, feeding, self-care, and daily activities to enhance their performance at home, school, and in the community. To promote function and prevent further impairments, they provide exercise programs, splinting, and recommendations for positioning; and purposeful activities to improve balance, coordination, range of motion, strength, and endurance.

Psychiatry Rehabilitation Therapy

Clients with mental illness often present with impaired executive function as well as overlapping affective and emotional components that impact function in work, play, leisure, social, self-care, or community living skills. Occupational therapists are competent to assess these skills via standardized and non-standardized screening and assessment and to make recommendations for treatment and safe discharge. Occupational therapy treatment educates and provides opportunities for clients to practice life management skills utilizing adaptive strategies so they may become more independent in those skills and enhance their chances of living successfully in the community with or without support.

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