Physical therapy and rehabilitation in Salt Lake City

At St. Mark's Hospital, rehabilitation services are designed to help patients through their recovery process with physical, occupational and speech therapy services. Our outstanding staff provide inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to patients through recognized standards of care, practice, guidelines and licensure.

Our rehabilitation facilities include:

Comprehensive rehabilitation services

To ensure we can provide the type of rehabilitative care that is right for each patient, we offer comprehensive services:

  • Physical therapy focuses on improving your function, movement, and mobility that have been impacted due to pain, imbalance, weakness, and/or disability to optimize your quality of life. Treatments are customized to address your specific needs, but may include functional and therapeutic exercises, modalities, and patient education
  • Occupational therapy treatment focuses on helping you complete daily tasks more easily that may have been impacted due to functional disabilities, pain and/or injury. Treatment may also include an assessment of your living environment including home, work, and/or school to optimize your quality of life.
  • Speech pathology focuses on the treatment of individuals with conditions that may affect speech, language, cognition and/or swallowing abnormalities.
  • Recreational therapy includes activities that encourage the restoration of independent activities that are suited to the needs and interests of the patient. Because of this, recreational therapy can also aid in psycho-social growth and enhanced well-being. (Recreational therapy is available for inpatient rehabilitation.)

Common reasons for physical therapy and rehabilitation

Patients may benefit from therapy services for many reasons, such as if they are:

  • Experiencing cardiac or respiratory conditions, such as cardiac arrest or respiratory failure
  • Experiencing chronic pain or long-term hospital stays, such as those related to cancer and respiratory conditions
  • Having compromised nutrition as the result of dysphasia (a language disorder) and/or medical conditions that may require central feeding or hydration intake
  • Recovering from cardio-pulmonary surgeries and/or abnormalities that have reduced the patient's strength, stamina and independence
  • Recovering from neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, a traumatic brain injury, head and neck cancer or myasthenia gravis
  • Recovering from orthopedic surgery, such as joint replacement surgery

Outpatient Therapy Services

At St. Mark's Hospital's Outpatient Therapy Services, we offer comprehensive outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. Our staff will compassionately assist you throughout your recovery with education, encouragement, and one-on-one attention to regain your skills, strength, and get back to your life.

We will partner with you to establish unique goals and a customized plan aimed at helping you return to doing the things that matter most to you.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for outpatient therapy, please call Outpatient Therapy Services at (801) 268-7694.

Conditions commonly treated with outpatient rehabilitation

We offer services for all outpatient therapy needs, including:

  • Pelvic health rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Balance and vestibular disorders
  • Return to sport
  • Fall-risk prevention and reduction
  • Bowel and urinary incontinence
  • Cancer recovery
  • Cognitive and memory loss
  • Difficulty caring for yourself
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty walking
  • Hand and arm injuries
  • Pre- and post-surgical care
  • Speech and communication limitations
  • Women's health needs

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

The pelvic floor muscles work together to provide support for the pelvic and abdominal organs, assist in bowel and bladder control, and provide stability for the low back and sacroiliac joints. Pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction including conditions of the muscles, ligaments, joints and organs within the pelvis, abdominal and low back regions of the body can be improved with pelvic floor physical therapy.

Our pelvic floor physical therapists have received advanced training for assessment and treatment of pelvic floor and abdominal muscle dysfunction in men and women including:

  • Bowel and bladder concerns (incontinence, frequency, urgency, constipation)
  • Pain or weakness before, during and after pregnancy
  • Pelvic pain (coccydynia, dyspareunia, vaginismus, vestibulitis, vulvodynia)
  • Chronic low back or SI joint pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Abdominal issues (pain, post-surgical weakness or scarring)

Neurological Rehabilitation

Our comprehensive neurological rehabilitation program serves all individuals with neurological conditions who are seeking to optimize their independence and function. Our therapists have extensive training, certifications, and expertise in treating individuals with neurological disorders and are ready to design a program that specifically caters towards your goals and needs. Condition we commonly treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Balance disorders
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebellar ataxia
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Functional Neurological Disorders (FND)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Dystonia
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Central and Peripheral Vestibular Disorders including: BPPV, Vestibular neuritis/labyrinthitis, Acoustic neuroma, Vestibular migraine, Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), Cervicogenic Dizziness, Age Related dizziness and imbalance

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Whether your goal is getting back to playing your competitive sport or eliminating your pain, our expert clinicians are ready to serve you. We perform a thorough evaluation and examination, then customize an individualized program to specifically address your goals. We service a wide variety of diagnoses and conditions including:

  • Pre/post orthopedic surgical care
  • Post traumatic orthopedic injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Hip, knee, and ankle pain and dysfunction
  • Mid and low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • TMJ disorders and dysfunction
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Weakness/deconditioning
  • Fall prevention and balance
  • Lymphedema management
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis/tendinosis
  • Amputation

Coming to our outpatient therapy clinic

The address for outpatient rehabilitation is:

St. Mark's Hospital Outpatient Therapy Services
1140 E. 3900 S., Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84124

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (801) 268-7694.

If you need to fax us, our fax number is (801) 386-5183.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

At our Acute Rehabilitation Center, our inpatient rehabilitation team is committed to returning individuals with illnesses, diseases and injuries to their highest level of independence. To do this, we create personalized therapy plans designed to optimize the skills and activities used in everyday life.

Through acute inpatient rehabilitation, we address:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Community reintegration skills
  • Continence
  • Home modification recommendations for safe discharge
  • Language skills
  • Mobility
  • Pain management
  • Visual skills
For more information about our inpatient rehabilitation services, please call the Acute Rehabilitation Center at (801) 293-6800.

Conditions treated with acute rehabilitation

Our inpatient rehabilitation team helps patients who have experienced loss of function due to:

  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Complicated orthopedic conditions
  • Hip fractures
  • Multiple traumas
  • Neurological diseases
  • Spinal cord dysfunction
  • Strokes
  • Other disabling conditions

Our acute inpatient rehabilitation team

Our multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation team includes:

  • A rehabilitation physician
  • Clinical psychologist and dietitian, if needed
  • Internist
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Social workers/discharge planners
  • Speech-language pathologists

Admission to our acute rehabilitation care unit

To be admitted to the Acute Rehabilitation Center, a patient must:

  • Require close supervision by a rehabilitation physician
  • Require 24/7 rehabilitation nursing care
  • Have the ability to participate in an intensive rehabilitation program, usually consisting of three hours of therapy per day at least five days a week
  • Have a reasonable expectation for improvement
  • Require an interdisciplinary, coordinated team approach that will include at least two of the following:
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech-language pathology

Physical therapy and rehabilitation at MountainStar Healthcare

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

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