Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Rehabilitation Therapies and Treatments
At Fletcher Allen Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation, we provide a multi-disciplinary team approach, bringing together specialists from different disciplines to focus on your specific needs.
Fletcher Allen Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation offers patients a full range of rehabilitation therapies. The following therapies are available to our patients and may be part of the personalized rehab program your physiatrist recommends:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physiatrists are medical doctors who have advanced training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. They are experts at diagnosing and treating pain and restoring maximum function lost to illness, injury, or disabling conditions. As medical doctors, they are prepared to treat both the problem area and the whole person – including any co-occurring conditions. Your physiatrist will lead a team of providers who will care for you throughout your stay at Fletcher Allen Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation.
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRNs) are registered nurses who are certified to have expertise in caring for rehabilitation patients. They manage complex medical issues, collaborate with other specialists, provide ongoing education, and help patients set and achieve goals for maximum independence after their stay. Rehabilitation nursing is part of every patient’s care at Fletcher Allen Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation.
Occupational therapy (OT) helps people re-learn the skills of daily living. The goal is to increase your independence and safety in day-to-day activities. This may include areas such as bathing, dressing, housekeeping, work and leisure activities. Your occupational therapist may work with you in our dedicated independent living space, where patients practice everyday activities such as eating and fixing meals.
Our physical therapy (PT) services focus on joint movement, muscle strength, coordination, balance, bed mobility, walking and wheelchair use. Your treatment program may include exercise, joint mobilization, brace and artificial limb assessment, wheel chair management and propulsion, gait training and other functional activities.
Speech-language pathology involves the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of communication, cognitive, linguistic and swallowing disorders. Our certified speech language pathologists have intensive training in their field and are dedicated to patient and family education.
Our recreational therapy staff offer social and recreational activities to help advance your recovery and make sure you have fun in the process. During your time at Fletcher Allen Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation, activities may include outings to sporting events and other locations, doing art-related projects or any activity a patient is interested in. Our recreation therapist also helps identify community-based resources to make sure you can continue recreational activities after you’ve been discharged.
Psychology and Neuropsychology
At Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation, we provide psychological services for patients whenever they are needed. Your medical psychologist will assess the emotional, behavioral and cognitive issues you may face after a significant illness or injury. Psychological care is a critical component of helping you recover.
Social Work / Case Management
Our goal is to make sure you have a safe and successful return to your home and community. A social worker/case manager will work with you, your family and your acute care team to develop and coordinate your discharge plan, making all the necessary arrangements for a smooth transition.
Fletcher Allen Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation also offers the following services:
- Internal Medicine (onsite full-time)
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthotic & Prosthetic Services
- Driving Evaluation Services
- Modified Barium Swallow Studies
- Wheelchair Clinic
- Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Full Service Pharmacy
- Off-site Dialysis