Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation and Therapy Services staff treats a wide variety of medical conditions. Physicians and patients choose McLaren for our expertise in treating both the most complex and most common conditions relating to illness and injury. Our rehabilitation program helps individuals lead more independent and fulfilling lives and the staff exemplifies the skills, compassion and professionalism to work with patients of all ages.

Rehab and Therapy Services at McLaren Flint

McLaren Flint's Rehabilitation and Therapy Services departments treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Physicians and patients choose McLaren for our expertise in treating both the most complex, and most common conditions, including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke and traumatic brain injury, arthritis, chronic pain and sports injuries. McLaren also offers specialized programs for women's health issues, joint replacements and those recovering from a heart attack. Our rehabilitation program helps individuals lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Our staff exemplify compassion and professionalism and is qualified to work with patients of all ages. Our Wellness Department provides educational and exercise opportunities for both employees and patients in an effort to help them lead a healthier more active lifestyle.

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Rehab & Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Q. Do I need a Doctor's prescription for therapy?
A. Yes, a prescription for therapy is needed. Please bring your prescription with you to your first appointment, or the physician's office can fax it to us. 

Q. How do I schedule an appointment?
A.
 Call one of our conveniently located facilities and our staff will be able to assist you.

Q. How long does a typical therapy session last?
A. Therapy sessions may vary based on individual needs of the client. Most sessions last approximately 45 minutes. If more than one type of therapy is required, allow 45 minutes for each type of therapy.

Q. Will my insurance cover therapy?
A. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to verify coverage for therapy. During the admission process, our admitting staff will be glad to assist you with any questions.

In-Patient Rehabilitation

Q. What should I expect during my stay at the inpatient rehabilitation unit?
A. You will receive 3 hours of therapy daily, at least 5 days per week. A multidisciplinary team will work with you to improve your independence in order to return home. 

Q. Who makes up the multi-disciplinary team?
A. The team includes rehabilitation physician, medical physician, neuropsychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, recreational therapists, nurses, case managers, social workers, and dieticians.

Acute Care Rehabilitation

Q. How long will I be in the hospital?
A. Most people are well enough to be discharged two-three days after their surgery.

Q. How long will I need to use my walker, cane or crutches?
A. Your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist will give you a recovery plan before you leave the hospital.

Q. When can I use the stairs?
A. You should be able to go up and down stairs as soon as your therapist deems it appropriate. Your therapist will assist you in performing the stairs safely during your hospital stay.

Q. When can I drive?
A.Your surgeon will tell you when you can drive again.

Q. When can I return to work?
A. Most patients are cleared by their physician in eight weeks to return to work, however, this is dependent upon your work related physical demands.

Q. When can I shower?
A.
 Most patients can resume showering activities upon discharge from the hospital but you are instructed to avoid immersing the surgical wound in water until cleared by your physician.

Q. When can I resume sports activities?
A. Most patients are able to resume low impact sporting activities in approximately 8 to 12 weeks. High impact sporting activities must be cleared by your surgeon.

Patient Stories

Marilyn Arndt is all smiles after specialized physical therapy sessions with Lisa Priestap, PT, helped her overcome her bowel incontinence.