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Inpatient services at Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital

At Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital, we are committed to providing the highest level of care to allow people to return to the highest quality of life possible. Via Christi Rehabilitation staff work as a team with patients and their families to achieve this goal. We combine compassionate care with expertise to provide inpatient physical rehabilitation services to patients of all ages.

Brain injury

Brain injuries can be caused by a variety of factors. These factors include head trauma, inadequate oxygen supply, infection or intracranial hemorrhage. These injuries may result in behavioral changes and/or functional abnormalities.

Every brain injury presents its own challenges, and some challenges are greater than others. Individuals who experience a moderate to severe brain injury often require specialized rehabilitation so that they can regain their skills and abilities, and address new problems posed by their injury. Aggression, anger, and self-control problems are common among brain-injured individuals.

Other problems may include:

  • Aggression towards others
  • Self injury
  • Deficient judgment and problem solving due to cognitive deficits
  • Frequent agitation
  • Prolonged confused state
  • Seizure disorders and related behavioral problems
  • Significant memory and learning problems
  • Disruption of sleep/wake cycles
  • Problems with attention, filtering and focusing
  • Emergence of mental health problems or exacerbation of pre-existing mental health or substance abuse issues


Our Amputee Program is designed to help patients achieve their highest level of independence. We provide inpatient and outpatient services for pre-prosthetic and post-prosthetic patients.

These services include a comprehensive initial assessment of each patient and the development of an individualized treatment plan. This plan includes medical interventions to identify and treat issues associated with amputation and reduce medical complications to allow for the placement of a prosthesis at the earliest possible date, adaptive strategies and therapies to increase functional mobility, patient and family education about wound management, stump care and prosthesis maintenance, education on coping skills as well as dealing with the loss of a limb.

Early rehabilitation - optimize functional gain

Individuals who have undergone joint replacement, experienced a musculoskeletal injury, sustained bone trauma or have been diagnosed with a degenerative joint disease often have limited function and mobility, pain and other complications. The orthopedic rehabilitation experts at Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital help patients recover the skills and develop the strategies to resume their daily activities.

Research indicates that an early start to rehabilitation can optimize functional gains. We can provide that early start and deliver a comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation program that includes medical, nursing and therapy care to best meet the needs of each patient.

Our goal directed approach to orthopedic and musculosketal rehabilitation tailors treatment to help patients:

  • Restore physical function and enhance the skills needed to perform daily activities
  • Build strength and endurance
  • Improve balance and regain mobility
  • Optimize independence

Spinal cord injuries

Patients with Spinal Cord Injury often present with a variety of physical and emotional needs. Following a complete evaluation by our interdisciplinary team and careful consultation with each patient, a comprehensive treatment plan is established and implemented.

A full range of individual therapies is available and utilized according to need. Spinal Cord Injury is a life-changing event but it is important to realize that many patients who have experienced spinal cord injury have gone on to lead very satisfying and productive lives. Our team works closely with patients to assist him or her in achieving their goals.

Stroke services

A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain. The symptoms of a stroke depend on which part/parts of the brain are affected. The goal of a stroke rehabilitation program is to help you relearn skills lost when stroke damaged part of your brain. Participating in stroke rehabilitation helps you regain independence and improve your quality of life. At Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital, our interdisciplinary team will utilize state of the art techniques and tools to help you achieve this goal.

Other conditions we treat

Patients with other diagnosis may also be treated at Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital.

Some of these diagnoses include:

  • Guillian Barre
  • Neurologic Problems
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Medical Deconditioning from prolonged hospital stays
  • Burn
  • Major Multiple Traumas
  • Fractures of the femur (hip fractures)
  • Knee or hip joint replacement

If you have a diagnosis not listed here, please contact us to see if we can assist you.