rehabilitation centers

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Ohio rehabilitation center offers an intensive, inpatient therapy program for patients transitioning from a hospital stay or recovering from surgery.

Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation

Among inpatient rehab facilities, patients can expect the following from Firelands Regional Medical Center:

  • Therapy is provided a minimum of 15 hours per week, compared to other facilities, which provide only 3 to 5 hours of therapy per week.
  • Therapies are provided by a consistent staff of physical, occupational and speech therapists.
  • Physicians specialize in rehabilitation medicine (physiatry).
  • Physicians are accessible daily and medically manage patients, compared to other facilities, in which physicians are required to see patients only once a month.
  • Nurses are certified and registered in rehabilitation nursing.
  • Registered nurses are on staff 24/7, compared to other programs, where registered nurses may not be available on every shift.
  • There is one registered nurse/licensed practical nurse and one rehab technician for every 10 patients—far above the state minimum of 1 state-tested nurse's aide for every 15 patients.

Programs at our Inpatient Rehab Center

Our rehabilitation programs are designed to help our patients reach their highest level of function and independence. Choose an option below to learn more about the programs offered at our inpatient rehab facility.

Amputee Program

Rehabilitation for the patient begins shortly after the time of amputation and continues until the completion of prosthetic rehabilitation. Our program includes both pre- and post-prosthetic services.

Arthritis-Rheumatoid Program

The most severe form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis requires special rehabilitation services. Our program includes traditional therapy techniques coupled with a focus on diet, exercise and patient education.

Brain Injury

Sometimes referred to as the "silent epidemic," brain injury can be devastating to the patient and family. Early rehabilitation following a brain injury is crucial in helping patients reach the fullest physical and cognitive recovery.

Cardiac Care

While most recovery from traumatic heart attack or bypass surgery is uneventful, prolonged ventilator dependence or critical care stays may necessitate formal rehabilitation prior to returning home. Our program combines the needed therapy with education to maximize functioning.

Joint Replacement

Rehabilitation needs after orthopedic surgery vary greatly. Our comprehensive program includes traditional therapy intervention, alternative techniques and pain management to maximize independence.

Neurological Disorders

The Firelands neurological disorders program is designed to meet the needs of those with chronic progressive conditions, including Parkinson's disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome and multiple sclerosis. Both physiatry and neurology are used to help patients become more independent and learn to minimize future medical issues.


The oncology program promotes maximum functioning for individuals with cancer-related health problems within the limits imposed by their disease.

Patients may be admitted to the program to increase strength prior to beginning treatment, to promote the restoration of functional abilities after treatment, for supportive patient and family education, or for a rehabilitation trial to clarify goals and potential.


Treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions is a short-term rehabilitation program that is individualized to meet the patients' needs, functional goals and extent of injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

Injuries involving the spinal cord are complicated and require the expertise of physicians trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Under their guidance, the interdisciplinary team develops a treatment plan to address the unique needs of each patient.


Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in America. The goals of our program are to increase independence, improve physical and cognitive functioning, help the patient lead a satisfying quality of life, and provide education to assist in reducing the risk of future strokes or complications.

Not sure if the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Firelands is right for you? Use this checklist to compare our inpatient rehabilitation programs to others.

Interdisciplinary Team

Our interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation services sets us apart from other post-acute care providers. A number of highly trained professionals from a broad scope of disciplines participate in a collaborative approach to rehabilitation therapies. They include:

  • A physiatrist
  • Case managers
  • Dietary and nutritional counselors
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • A neuropsychologist
  • Respiratory therapists, if indicated

Insurance Coverage

Most insurance policies, as well as Medicare/Medicaid, cover rehabilitation care (in full or in part) in an acute care setting such as Firelands. Our admissions staff will assist you in understanding what your current insurance policy covers.

Admissions and Referrals

A physician, case manager, social worker or discharge planner can refer a patient for admission to the Rehabilitation Program. Family referrals and self-referrals are also encouraged. A nurse liaison will come to your home, assess your situation and discuss which of our programs might best meet your rehabilitative needs.

Trust the Experience of Patients Like You

Bob W.

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“I came to Inpatient Rehab after an illness left me bedridden and unable to breathe on my own. With the help of Dr. Kuhar and her team, I was able to walk with a walker in as little as two weeks. We committed three hours per day of therapy which improved my breathing and increased my endurance. It was a wonderful experience and my progress has been better than I imagined.”

Debra W.

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“The doctors and nurses are wonderful and come in my room like they are a part of my family. They tell me exactly what is going on until I understand and feel comfortable. I would recommend this hospital any time.”

Jacob H.

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”After my motorcycle accident I was unable to walk, but I am getting stronger, healthier and less sore every day with therapy- it just works. I am excited to be able to get back to my normal life again.”

Doris J.

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”I couldn’t even stand when I came in after surgery, but I was able to walk when I left three weeks later. The therapists really know what they’re doing here- I am able to get around, take care of myself and live independently now. My treatment was fantastic, the therapists were great, and I felt comfortable during my stay.”

For more information about Firelands Inpatient Rehabilitation Center or to make a referral, please call 419-557-7836 or email

Reviewed by Director, Case Management & IP Physical Rehab on April 17, 2017

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