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Inpatient rehabilitation

Rehabilitation services at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan provides treatment for patients of all ages and diagnoses. We work to help you increase mobility and function, reduce the risk of injury, and alleviate pain. Whether you are hospitalized, recovering in the inpatient rehabilitation unit, or receiving treatment on an outpatient basis, our expert team can help you regain as much independence as possible.

You may need speech therapy, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, occupational therapy, or multiple types of treatment, but the goal of each is the same — to achieve maximum independence by rebuilding important skills and abilities lost as a result of illness, injury or disability. Rehabilitation combines medical treatment with therapy, education, support, and the latest equipment to restore your quality of life.

Inpatient rehabilitation

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan's inpatient rehabilitation unit offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program to improve the quality of life for people with debilitating illness or injuries.

Our goal is to enable those with physical disabilities to achieve an optimal level of functioning and the highest degree of independence possible. Our professional and personable staff is committed to providing the best medical care while treating our patients and their families with compassion and respect.

We are a Medicare-certified provider and accept most insurances.

A physician may refer you for admission evaluation, or you may make your own evaluation appointment by calling 785-587-5403.

Who can benefit from inpatient rehabilitation?
We work with patients who have been diagnosed with a number of illnesses or injuries, including:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple trauma
  • Orthopedic injury or surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Neurological disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Parkinsons
  • Pneumonia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Spinal Surgery

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment

The Brain Injury Association of America has designated traumatic brain injury (TBI) the silent epidemic due to the number of subtle — and usually long-term — effects of this injury. TBI occurs suddenly and without warning, and the long-term effects often go unrecognized.

While the leading cause of TBI is motor-vehicle crashes, the reality in our community is that many men and women are returning from war and experiencing the long-term, often unrecognized effects of having suffered a TBI while serving our country.

Individuals with TBI demonstrate a wide variety of physical, cognitive and communication impairments, as well as behavioral-emotional changes. Impairments targeted by speech pathologists include difficulties with:

  • Awareness
  • Alertness
  • Orientation
  • Ability to discriminate
  • Memory
  • Reasoning
  • Understanding
  • Talking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Gesturing
  • Problem-solving

 These impairments are likely compounded by behavioral-emotional changes that result from TBI, including:

  • Lack of emotional control
  • Self-centeredness
  • Denial
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Agitation
  • Lack of motivation

Our goal? To help these individuals identify the long-term effects of TBI and get the rehabilitation they need...right here at home.