Inpatient Rehabilitation

Therapy plans for inpatient care are developed by an interdisciplinary team, which may include a physiatrist, a variety of therapists and the patient's primary care physician.

Physiatrist

Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. Rehabilitation physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the medical specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). Specifically, rehabilitation physicians:

  • Diagnose and treat pain
  • Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions
  • Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
  • Lead a team of medical professionals
  • Provide non-surgical treatments
  • Explain your medical problems and treatment/prevention plan

Medical Director Lizette Alvarez, MD, leads patient care at Missouri Baptist's Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Dr. Alvarez is a board-certified physiatrist with over 20 years of experience in pain management and physical medicine.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are licensed professionals trained in providing therapeutic interventions that help restore function, relieve pain, improve mobility and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Physical therapists focus on lower extremity strengthening, balance and transfer training, bed mobility, gross motor and coordination skill, and walking or wheelchair propulsion to improve your independence and safety.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists are licensed professionals whose training allows them to modify tasks or the environment to promote maximum independence during the performance of life's daily activities. Occupational therapists address all areas of improving self-care skills including bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming and eating. They also focus on reasoning and problem-solving abilities, fine motor skills, and upper extremity strengthening to help increase independence with these daily tasks.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapists, licensed speech language pathologists, specialize in improving communication, cognitive and reasoning skills, and decision-making abilities. With treatment options such as Videostroboscopy and Modified Barium Swallow testing, they also diagnose and treat swallowing disorders and work with your physicians and dietitians to recommend the proper diet for optimal functioning. In addition, speech therapy offers LSVT LOUD, a treatment for Parkinson’s patients.

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Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Set healthy goals. Make action plans. Manage Pain. Embrace nutrition and exercise. Understand medication. Increase your confidence in managing your own health.

Grant's View Branch Library
Thursdays, March 7 through April 18 • 9:30 a.m.-noon

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Chronic Pain Therapy

From gaining weight and having troubling sleeping, to mood swings and even depression, pain can have far-reaching effects. You want relief. And that’s why we’re here.

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Inpatient Rehabilitation

Therapy plans for inpatient care are developed by an interdisciplinary team, which may include a physiatrist, a variety of therapists and the patient's primary care physician.

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Rich Welmon stroke survivor sits in his workshop.

Every Second Matters When a Stroke Occurs

That fall day in October 2016 was just like any other weekday. Rich Welmon, a mechanic, got up and went to work; he didn’t think anything of the heaviness he felt in his leg or the short episode of dizziness he experienced during the day. But when his left hand refused to respond the next evening, he knew something was wrong.

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A Matter of Balance

Almost half of older adults worry about falling. Don't worry, take action. Learn about the factors that can lead to a fall and practical tips to keep yourself on your feet in this discussion-based program.

Samuel Sachs Branch Library
16400 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Friday, April 5-May 24
10 a.m.-noon

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The Role of Rehab: Improving the Joint Replacement Patient’s Level of Function

If you’ve suffered from the discomfort and pain associated with bad knees or unstable hips, joint replacement surgery may be an option.

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Center for Outpatient Therapy and Wellness

At Missouri Baptist Medical Center our outpatient rehabilitation maintains the standard of excellence in care that you have come to expect.  Our highly trained therapists focus on the latest research in rehabilitation to help direct your care.

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Living in Full Engagement

MS LIFE (Multiple Sclerosis—Living in Full Engagement) is a targeted rehabilitation initiative that breaks down barriers and allows for full participation in life.

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Vestibular Rehabilitation

At Missouri Baptist Medical Center our vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) program can help patients compensate for inner ear deficits and treat a variety of vestibular and balance problems.

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