National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, September 16-22, 2019, is the perfect time to acknowledge the many benefits that can arise from rehabilitation programs. It highlights the positive impact that these services make in the lives of people in need. Rehab can benefit a person physically, mentally, and spiritually. Whether someone is undergoing inpatient care following a major surgery or attends a therapy session once a week to correct a minor issue, rehab services are there to help be a guide on the road to recovery.
This week brings forward the recognition that every person deserves to live his/her life to the fullest. We are excited to celebrate rehabilitation services all week long and thank the outstanding rehabilitation professionals that provide care to thousands of Cooper patients each year.
Facts about rehabilitation services
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a health care profession that includes the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with limitations in functional mobility. Physical therapy practitioners are trained to assess your condition and help you regain maximal functional mobility and independence.
What is speech-language therapy?
Speech-language therapy is a profession that helps people of all ages with communication and swallowing problems. Speech-language practitioners are trained to help with such conditions as literacy, social communication, voice, fluency, and cognitive communication, as well as feeding and swallowing.
Facts about rehabilitation services at Cooper
- The Cooper team of therapists, therapy assistants, and support staff consists of more than 90 staff members to support our patients.
- Cooper therapists provide care to patients of all ages.
- Cooper therapists provide care at the hospital as well as five outpatient locations.
- Projected for 2019, Cooper therapists will provide more than 81,000 treatments to patients in the hospital and more than 38,000 treatments to outpatients.
Meet the team! Learn more about our rehabilitation services and team by clicking here.