Acute Physical Therapy
Acute therapists work closely with physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists
and other hospital services to safely improve functional status and activity
of our patients admitted to the hospital. Our goal is early mobilization
for all patients – including post-op patients - as well as orthopedic
and cardiothoracic surgical patients, and even ventilator dependant patients.
Instruction in modifications to activities helps to safely increase independence.
Evaluation and treatment of swallowing problems allow for safe oral intake.
Lake Charles Memorial Acute Physical Therapists play a significant role
in decreasing the length of stay of inpatients. Patients participation
in therapy services also helps to prevent pneumonia, skin breakdowns,
and to improve strength and endurance. Our therapists help to prepare
patients for the transition to home or the next level of care. We are
continuously exploring new methods and updating our skillset to ensure
our patients receive the most advanced therapies.
- Initial post-op therapy provision
- Ambulation, mobility and transfer training
- Self care and dressing training
- Adaptive technique and equipment training
- Swallowing evaluations and treatment