Therapy and Rehabilitation
Acute Care Inpatient Services
Our therapy services staff provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology to patients in the hospital setting. Acute care therapy is provided in the patient’s room in Lufkin and Livingston.
The 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit within the Lufkin hospital includes intensive therapy for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. Individualized assessment, diagnosis and treatment is provided within the rehabilitation unit that includes a large gym area located on the 1st floor of the hospital.
Ortho/Spine Post Surgical Unit
The CHI St. Luke's Health-Memorial Ortho/Spine Post Surgical Unit opened December 2006 with a 9 beds in Lufkin. The primary goal of this unit is to provide intense acute therapy, utilizing the gym area, stairs, ADL friendly bathrooms/kitchen, and outside surfaces to help patients return home as independently as possible.
Outpatient Therapy Center
Offering a wide range of rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy for adults and children, the Outpatient Therapy Center has helped thousands of patients take control of their lives following a debilitating injury or disease.
The state-of-the-art facility is located at 1301 West Frank Street in Lufkin in the former VA (Veteran’s Administration) Clinic. The 14,000-square-foot center was completely renovated and designed to enhance the overall healing process and features a 5,000-square-foot gym and hand therapy clinic equipped with the latest in therapy equipment and a heated therapeutic pool.
Modified Barium Swallow Studies
What is it?
A Modified Barium Swallow Study, also known as a video fluoroscopic swallowing exam (VFSE), is a radiologic examination that evaluates the swallow function using fluoroscopy.
The noninvasive exam helps identify the consistencies of liquid and food that a patient can most safely consume. It also identifies areas of impairment causing dysphagia, in order to provide more effective therapy and remediation.
Who is it for?
- Patients with dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing
- Inpatient and Outpatient
- All ages
Medicaid recently instituted a new requirement for children receiving speech therapy for feeding disorders or oral motor disorders. A modified barium swallow study must be performed or Medicaid will not cover the cost of therapy.
CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial employs the only Speech Pathologist in East Texas who is certified in modified barium swallow studies.
For more information, contact 936-639-7350.