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 staff provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to patients 14 years and older through recognized standards of care, practice, guidelines and licensure.

Our rehabilitation facilities include:

  • Acute Rehabilitation Center (inpatient rehabilitation)
  • Outpatient Therapy Services (outpatient rehabilitation)
For more information about our rehabilitation services, please call outpatient therapy services at (801) 268-7694 or inpatient therapy services at (801) 293-6800.

Comprehensive rehabilitation services

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

  • Physical and occupational therapy treatment focuses on the functional disabilities, pain and/or instability through the use of therapeutic exercises, mobilization and patient education.
  • 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

Wound therapy

Patients with skin complications from diabetes and/or paralysis may benefit from wound therapy. Wound therapy combines physical therapy and nursing care for total wound care.

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
Meet Cari: CNA in Acute Rehab at St. Mark's Hospital

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

Outpatient rehabilitation

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

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 treated with outpatient rehabilitation

We offer services for all outpatient therapy needs, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Balance/coordination problems
  • Bowel and urinary incontinence
  • Brain injuries and concussions
  • Cancer recovery
  • Cognitive and memory loss
  • Difficulty caring for yourself
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty walking
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Fall-risk reduction
  • Hand and arm injuries
  • Ostomy care
  • Pre- and post-surgical care
  • Speech and communication limitations
  • Stroke recovery
  • Women's health needs

Pelvic floor physical therapy

For many women, pelvic health conditions such as incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse can be improved with pelvic floor physical therapy. Pelvic floor physical therapy involves a physical therapist creating a personalized therapy plan to strengthen your pelvic floor.

The pelvic floor is group of muscles that work together to support your pelvic organs, assist with bowel and bladder control and performance of sexual functions. By helping you strengthen this area, our physical therapists can help with many women's health conditions, including:

  • Pelvic pain (painful intercourse, pain with sitting)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (a feeling of heaviness in vagina caused by weakened pelvic muscles and tissues)
  • Pregnancy and postpartum conditions (low back/pelvic pain, diastasis recti, preparing for childbirth, learning how to care for body pre/post-delivery)
  • Urinary and bowel incontinence (leaking when sneezing, laughing or jumping)

Coming to our outpatient physical therapy clinic

The address for outpatient rehabilitation is:

St. Mark's Hospital Outpatient Therapy Services
1160 E. 3900 S., Suite 3100 (North Medical Building)
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.