PM&R Consult Service
In addition to providing care on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, our physicians are available for consults to assist patients early in their recovery. Some reasons to consult us early during the hospital stay include:
- Brain injury/stroke recommendations (management of agitation, sleep-wake cycle regulation, medications for cognitive/communication deficits, addressing emotional adjustments)
- Spasticity management
- Neurogenic bowel and bladder from brain or spinal cord injuries
- Counseling patients before and/or after amputations and management of phantom limb pain following surgery
- Educating patients and family members on functional prognosis for recovery
Regardless of the next step following a patient’s hospital stay, our rehabilitation team can help provide education to patients and family members on the recommended next steps in the rehabilitation process and facilitate outpatient follow-up with our rehabilitation physicians and therapists. Our rehabilitation team is committed to helping patients through the continuum of care from the intensive care unit to living well in the community!