Rehabilitation Programs

Rehabilitation Programs

Rehabilitation Programs

Firelands Regional Medical Center provides the region’s only inpatient rehabilitation program, which is a much more intensive program than out patient rehabilitation or rehabilitation at skilled nursing facilities.

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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. Go to Amputee Coalition of America.

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. Go to Arthritis Foundation.

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. Go to Brain Injury Association of America.

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. Go to American Heart Association.

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.

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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. Go to American Cancer Society.


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. Go to The National Spinal Cord Injury Association.


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. Go to American Stroke Association.

Use this checklist to compare Firelands Regional Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation program to other programs.