We offer a hospital-based, inpatient rehabilitation program which provides care for patients with disabling conditions, such as:
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Head injuries
- Hip fractures
- Joint replacements
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Multiple trauma injuries
- Parkinson's Disease
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
Why Choose Us
- 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care and education
- Medical direction from neurologists who specialize in rehabilitation
- Motovate - a biofeedback system
- Nutritional counseling
- Physical, occupational, speech, recreation and aquatic therapies offered
- Referrals to orthotics and prosthetics
- Social services
- Spiritual Care services
- Smooth transition to post-rehabilitation services offered through Agnesian HealthCare:
- Adult Day Services
- Home healthcare
- Home medical equipment at Agnesian Health Shoppe
- Meals on Wheels
- Occupational, physical and speech rehabilitation
- Short-term rehabilitation at our skilled nursing facilities
- Transitional Care Unit/Swing Bed
- Strategic alliance with Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin
Technology Promotes Quicker Recovery
Our overhead lift system consists of rails on the ceiling and lifts that use a harness to support a patient’s body weight. One lift is stationary over a treadmill. Another lift moves front to back and side to side allowing patients to walk in a 30 foot x 10 foot area to practice walking and balance exercises. Overall, the system allows patients to walk sooner and for a longer time promoting quicker recovery.
- Initial standing and weight bearing for patients that cannot support their full body weight. Patients with stroke, spinal cord injury or weakness due to illness often need support to start standing and to maintain balance. They may also be fearful of falling. The lift can give them support and comfort that they will not fall. It allows them to spend a longer time standing and moving to increase strength and the ability to walk again.
- Body weight support treadmill training (BWSTT) is research based exercise that helps patients walk sooner. The lift system takes weight off the patient’s legs so that they can walk much longer distances than they could otherwise. It does not take as much energy/strength to walk when supported this way. It also enables the therapist to help move the patient’s leg to help with walking.
- Balance exercises: The overhead lift can serve as a safety device for balance training. Patients can perform dynamic balance exercises without fear of falling because the lift will catch them if needed.