For more information on our programs and services, call 1-800-ALVARADO (258-2723).
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San Diego Rehabilitation Institute
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Living with a disability or having a loved one adapt to a disability can be a devastating experience. There are so many options to consider, such as finding the care and support to help restore the quality of life that is often taken away. That’s why at the San Diego Rehabilitation Institute at Alvarado Hospital, we specialize in striving to restore patients to a higher quality of life following disability.
Our rehabilitation institute is one of San Diego’s leading centers of comprehensive rehabilitation services. Our mission is to prepare our patients and their families and/or significant others for their return home and to the community.
The San Diego Rehabilitation Institute offers a full spectrum of care including inpatient acute rehabilitation and outpatient services. Upon admission, the treatment team directed by a physician specializing in rehabilitation evaluates each patients needs and develops an individualized treatment plan. Personalized goals are established; progress is monitored and formally evaluated throughout the inpatient stay or outpatient treatment.
Our rehabilitation services benefit patients having difficulty with self-care activities, mobility, safety, speech, swallowing, cognition and psychosocial adjustments as a result of a disabling illness, injury or degenerative disease. Typical diagnoses include brain injury, stroke, complicated orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, burns, amputation and neuropathy.
Our certified 30-bed acute rehabilitation unit provides 24-hour, seven-days-a-week rehab nursing care, and intensive therapy before returning home or to an assisted-living facility. We are committed to helping you regain as much function as possible after an injury or illness, maximizing your independence, and assisting with re-entry into the community. Team members provide training and education for patients and their families throughout treatment.
Specialized inpatient services are as follows:
- Acute rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Therapeutic recreation
- Nutrition services
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Respiratory therapy
Upon discharge from the hospital, you can still benefit from intensive outpatient rehabilitation services to enhance and maximize your recovery. At Alvarado's San Diego Rehabilitation Institute, we provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach tailored for you to function at your highest potential at home and in your community. Physical, speech and occupational therapy specialists work closely with you, your caregiver and/or family, to assure you get the best and most from your important recovery time.
We also offer a number of community-based support groups that you may choose to become involved in—such as the Stroke Peer Visitor Program, Comebacker’s Neuro Club, Artability, and Restorative Golf program. Our goal is your goal—to resume your highest level of functioning and quality of life, as quickly and safely as possible.
Specialized outpatient services are as follows:
- Adaptive golf program
- Amputee rehabilitation
- Artability program
- Arthritis exercise class
- Balance therapy
- Burn rehabilitation
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Neuro Comebacker's Club
- Custom splint fabrication
- Ergonomic program
- Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES)
- Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation
- Modified barium swallow study
- Movement disorders
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallow
- Social services
- Occupational therapy
- Pelvic rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Pre-driver assessment
- Pre-operative joint replacement education
- Pre-operative spine surgery education
- Recreational therapy
- Stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation
- Stroke Peer Visitor Program
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Videostroboscopy and voice treatment
- Vision rehabilitation
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Inpatient Rehabilitation Services: 619-229-7380
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Registration: 619-229-7216
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Fax: 619-229-7161
Alvarado’s Physician Referral Service can help you find a physician who meets your rehabilitation needs. To find a physician or learn more about our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, simply click on the Physician Finder, call 1-800-ALVARADO (1-800-258-2723) or contact us online.