A physical therapist will evaluate a patient's strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, and ability to perform functional mobility, such as getting into and out of bed, transferring, walking, and stair climbing, also wheelchair skills if appropriate. Evaluation can also include an assessment of a patient's developmental skills within the pediatric population. The physical therapist or the physical therapist assistant performs subsequent treatments. Recommendations are also made for any durable medical equipment that a patient may need to be safe at home (cane, crutches, walker, wheelchair, etc) and for follow-up therapy services.
OTs may assess how a person performs their daily tasks such as bathing, dressing or grooming, by looking at such areas as strength, balance, vision, and cognition. They might suggest adaptive equipment or home modifications to improve performance and safety. OTs may also assess how a patient is able to transfer to and from the bathroom or shower, and may recommend equipment to make these tasks safer. Family training is an important part of the hospital stay, in order for families to safely assist their loved one when they return home. Recommendations may be made for follow-up therapy.
Our team consists of dedicated occupational therapists, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, rehabilitation aides, and hospital assistants.
Cindy Jaeger, Manager of Westwood Inpatient Acute Rehab
Julie Kielman, Manager of Santa Monica Inpatient Acute Rehab
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza, Suite 3127
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7408
Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
1250 16th Street - Room 3110
Santa Monica, CA 90404