Why choose UCLA Health for rehabilitation services?
The rehabilitation services team includes more than 300 employees, all with specialized expertise. Our team includes certified hand therapists, geriatric clinicians, orthopaedic specialists and more. We offer a comprehensive range of rehabilitation therapies.
When you choose UCLA Health, you are choosing:
Excellent success rates: Patients and staff members work together to strategically develop care plans and problem-solve. We partner with you to ensure your voice is heard and your needs are met. As a result, our patient satisfaction rate is consistently above 90%.
Easy access to care: We provide both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Patients have easy access to care through more than 25 rehab locations.
Specialized services: We target specific rehabilitation programs to specific patients. For example, we provide specialized services for babies and children in intensive care. We also lead community outreach programs to empower seniors to stay active and continue living independently.
Our areas of care
Our rehabilitation services include a range of specialized care programs. Our areas of care include:
Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
Our cardiac and pulmonary (lung) specialists provide therapy before and after certain surgeries, such as a lung transplant. We can also help patients with asthma, airway blockages or other respiratory conditions. This multidisciplinary team includes respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, certified exercise specialists, nurses and registered dietitians.
Our certified hand therapists specialize in hand and upper extremity injuries. Our aim is to reduce pain and improve function after a hand injury or diagnosis. These services may be appropriate if you have complex regional pain syndrome, a fracture, repetitive strain injury, tendinitis or arthritis.
Integrative therapy includes non-pharmacological strategies (they don’t use medication) to promote healing and relaxation. We offer integrative therapy to patients who are hospitalized within UCLA Health. Treatments may include gentle movement, aromatherapy, guided meditations or breathing exercises.
We provide certain integrative therapy services for our patients in outpatient locations. We offer 20-minute chair massages to patients and their family members. These services help relieve stress, reduce muscle tension and improve well-being.
Occupational therapists work with patients to improve function with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing or grooming. We assess balance, strength and cognition.
Depending on your condition, we may also suggest equipment (such as a cane or walker) or home modifications. We also provide education to family members and support people to ensure that you are well cared for when you return home after a hospital stay.
Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program
The Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program is an intensive cardiac rehabilitation program for those who want to improve their quality of life. It is an outpatient program that includes four-hour sessions held twice a week for nine weeks.
This program is the only scientifically proven approach that stops the progression and even reverses the effects of heart disease. This program has proven so effective, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has approved it for coverage under Medicare.
Physical therapists help people return to or gain higher levels of function after an illness or injury. We evaluate strength, range of motion, balance and endurance and write personalized treatment plans.
We may use exercise, manual adjustments or medications to improve your functionality. Physical therapists also can recommend durable medical equipment, such as walkers or wheelchairs.
Prosthetics and orthotics
These specialists evaluate, measure, fabricate and fit patients with artificial limbs and braces. This treatment may be appropriate for some patients with neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders. It is also an appropriate treatment for those who have experienced amputation, trauma or gone through certain surgeries.
Speech Pathology Clinic
Through the Speech Pathology Clinic, we provide comprehensive treatment for speech, language, cognitive and swallowing problems. We offer services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Our goal is to coordinate your care as conveniently as possible. We communicate our findings to your primary care provider and involve you in forming and customizing your treatment plan.
Meet our team
Our rehabilitation team includes multiple subspecialists. We use the latest, most advanced treatments to help patients achieve their highest quality of life possible.
Call 310-794-1323 to request an appointment with a rehabilitation specialist at UCLA Health.