Physical and Occupational Therapy aims to return improve body movement or full function after injury or illness using methods such as kinesiology, manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy. Physical Therapy (PT) treats the body while Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on the hands and arms.
Outpatient Rehab uses physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) to help patients return to a previous level of function or heal from an injury.
Inpatient Acute Rehab helps patients (of all ages and diagnoses) admitted to the hospital with physical therapy (PT) and/or occupational therapy (OT) treatment return to their previous level of function. Treatment is scheduled upon receipt of an order from the referring physician. Specialty services are provided to pediatric and neonatal intensive care (NICU) populations.
The Rehabilitation Services department offers a variety of specialty services.
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation takes a comprehensive approach to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation utilizing a multidisciplinary team of professionals including registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, certified exercise specialists and registered dieticians under the supervision of our medical directors.
Prosthetics and Orthotics evaluates, measures, fabricates, and fits patients with artificial limbs and braces. Patients include those with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders and those who have experienced amputation, trauma, and surgical procedures. The prosthetic and orthotic devices are fabricated and fit at our facility using state-of-the-art designs and componentry.
UCLA staff and faculty, patients, and their family members can enjoy a 20-minute chair massage, perfect for reducing muscle tension and enabling you to enjoy life with a sense of well-being. Massages also make a great gift or addition to department celebrations or staff recognition!
Massage therapy services are available for patients (in room), family members, faculty and staff.
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind is an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity by implementing comprehensive, innovate fitness programs in middle and high schools across Los Angeles. These programs include state-of-the-art fitness centers, a full physical education curriculum, and professional development for teachers and staff.
In partnership with the Urban Zen Foundation, UCLA Health offers a unique Eastern healing program designed to enhance the care of our patients. Caregivers at UCLA Health are trained in gentle healing modalities to address symptoms such as:
UCLA Health is proud to offer Dr. Dean Ornish's Lifestyle Medicine, the only scientifically proven program to stop the progression and even reverse the effects of heart disease. The UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine outpatient program consists of sessions on stress management, emotional group support, and exercise while enjoying a nutritious plant-based meal. Our interdisciplinary team will provide patient-centered care during every step of the 9-week program to optimize their lifestyle changes.
Speech Language Pathology services include:
Audiology Services provide diagnostic hearing evaluations, evaluations of amplification needs (e.g. hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive technologies), and related counseling and consultation. The UCLA Health Audiology services provide:
Speech Pathology which treats individuals with speech, language, cognitive, and/or swallowing problems. The UCLA Health Speech Pathology Clinic offers comprehensive services to children and adults with specialties in the following: