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Specialized Outpatient Services

No two diagnoses are alike...

Specialized outpatient care is an essential part to every rehabilitation process. Not only does outpatient care continue to build upon the patient’s treatment and recovery, but it also provides the vital resources to patients when they’re ready to get back out into the community and maintain their quality of life.

Areas of Focus:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Neuropsychology services
  • Chiropractic services
  • Comprehensive pain program
  • Amputee pre-prosthetic/prosthetic training
  • Post-joint replacement therapies
  • Driving re-education
  • Balance program
  • Vision program
  • Certified massage therapy
  • Warm water exercise therapy

What to expect:

  • RHI offers comprehensive outpatient services that support and expand the core programs offered in our inpatient setting. The rehabilitation process is intended to continue following discharge from the hospital.
  • Our programs are structured to provide our patients and families with the resources and therapy needed to reach their goals.
  • RHI comprehensive outpatient services specialize in orthopedic and neurological treatment regimens, offering individualized treatment and one-on-one therapy.
  • Access to state of the art equipment and technology combined with knowledgeable and compassionate therapists translates into great patient outcomes.
  • RHI therapists bring a wide range of experience and expertise to our practice and enhance our ability to provide evidence-based rehabiliation to individuals with a wide variety of needs.
Specialized Outpatient Services at RHI Include:

FOLLOW-UP CLINICS

RHI has developed a comprehensive follow-up program unlike any other in the Indianapolis area. These clinics are designed to ensure patients’ continued access to support and resources. We recognize that these patients’ rehabilitation journey is ongoing and we always want to provide a home base for their needs.

The follow-up services at these clinics provide a structured approach for survivors of:
  • Post-acute Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Post-acute Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Post-acute Spinal Cord Injury Clinic

GENERAL PHYSIATRY CLINIC

RHI seeks to deliver programs of care for patients with pain that may be a direct result from injuries, disease, and/or surgery. Diverse conditions are treated through this clinic and it is designed for patients whose functioning has been diminished.

RHI is specifically designed to support the delivery of individualized programs of care for patients suffering from back pain and musculoskeletal conditions, and addresses it up-front so that they can fully participate in their recovery and be themselves again.

This clinic includes:
  • Spinal injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Botox injections
  • Electromyography (EMGs)
RHI treats the following conditions, but are not limited to:
  • Lower back pain
  • Biomechanical spine pain
  • Muscle pain (myofasical pain and fibromyalgia)
  • Neuropathic pain (pain in the nerves)
  • Arthritis pain
  • Pain deriving from spasticity

SPASTICITY CLINICS

“Spasticity” can best be described as a disorder where overexcited nerves fire rapid messages to the muscles. As a result, muscles become difficult or uncontrollable. Muscle spasticity can interfere with almost all daily living activities, such as walking, sitting, wheeling a chair, bathing, dressing, and general self-care.

RHI’s Spasticity Clinic treats individuals with spasticity caused by the following conditions:
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain Injury
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke
  • Movement disorders

VESTIBULAR AND BALANCE

RHI also offers a vestibular and balance retraining program performed by highly trained physical therapists utilizing state of the art technology adapted from NASA. The NeuroCom® Computerized Dynamic Posturography Assessment and SMART Balance Master® programs allow the practitioner to identify the root cause of the balance disorder. This information in combination with the physical therapist’s expertise results in a course of treatment that optimizes the patient’s success.

The benefits of RHI’s Vestibular and Balance program:
  • Objective data and computerized testing
  • Complete reports shared with physician
  • Quicker time to functional treatment and activities of daily living
  • Improved patient outcomes as a result

WHEELCHAIR SEATING AND POSITIONING

RHI provides a comprehensive wheelchair seating and positioning clinic for new wheelchairs or seating modifications. RHI has therapists who are Assistive Technology Practitioners with advanced training and certification in seating and positioning. Evaluation and recommendations are completed and sent to your physician for approval of medical necessity.

Our team approach coordinates:
  • The client
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Wheelchair vendor (client’s choice)
  • Physician
Benefits of RHI wheelchair clinic
  • Comprehensive evaluation to ensure the wheelchair meets all needs of the client
  • Follow-up care that addresses any concerns or needed modifications to wheelchair
  • Communication with physician and vendor to support payment and meet requirements of medical necessity
  • Training and education provided to client and family

VISION

Our vision rehabilitation service is comprised of a specialized occupational therapy team with expertise in pediatric and adult vision rehabilitation. Vision is a complex integration between the eyes, brain, and body. Our therapists provide restorative and compensatory training for individuals following a brain injury or stroke, in addition to low vision intervention for adults with degenerative eye diseases. We provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to help improve our patients’ visual performance at home, school, work, and on the road.

This team specializes in:
  • Pediatric Vision Rehabilitation
  • Adult Vision Rehabilitation
  • Providing restorative and compensatory training for individuals post brain injury and stroke
  • Low vision intervention for adults with degenerative eye diseases
  • Visual tests for driving assessments
  • On-site optometrist

REHABILITATION NEUROPSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

RHI Neuropsychologists are nationally and internationally recognized clinicians and researchers specializing in traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. Brain injury rehabilitation is based on a careful neuropsychological assessment of different cognitive and behavioral functions, such as memory or behavioral regulation. The RHI Neuropsychologists provide many different rehabilitation services that go beyond assessment to ensure that people with brain injury get the best recovery possible.

The RHI Rehabilitation Neuropsychologists provide:
  • Individual and group treatment for behavioral and cognitive difficulties
  • Brain Injury Coping Skills group for long-term family adjustment
  • Assistance with return to work and driving
  • Access to peer mentoring services

DRIVING

RHI’s Return to Driving program is dedicated to promoting safety and independence in driving. Our specially trained occupational therapists address the visual, cognitive, and physical impairments that affect an individual’s ability to drive. We utilize vehicles with state-of-the-art adaptive equipment and computer systems that can be modified to meet the needs of the individuals we serve.

Our comprehensive driving program includes:
  • State-of-the-art van with advanced equipment and computer systems
  • Screening of vision, motor, and cognitive limitations
  • Screening of judgment, safety, and knowledge of the rules of the road
  • Behind the wheel evaluation with an occupational therapist and certified driving instructor
  • Modified vehicles to enhance independence with driving
  • Behind the wheel training as needed with an occupational therapist or certified driving instructor
  • Courtesy drive at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
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