The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services Department at LA General Medical Center provides appropriate, effective care to inpatients and outpatients within our network, including those in the Emergency Department, Observation Units, Intensive Care Units, and Day Surgery. We also accept referred patients from Los Angeles County Comprehensive Health Centers, Health Clinics, and Community Partner Clinics.
Rehabilitation Services includes: Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreation Therapy, and Speech Therapy. We work closely together, with the medical team, and our patients to develop a thoughtful and personalized plan of care. Our Board Certified and Credentialed therapists combine expert clinical training with a sensitive approach to guide our patients toward meeting their highest potential.
Rehabilitation has been a part of the history of our medical center since the early 1900’s and assisted in establishing the professions of Physical and Occupational Therapy nationally. Together, all of our disciplines continue that tradition.
Programs & Services
Audiologists are healthcare professionals who serve our community through assessing for hearing loss and providing appropriate intervention for the procurement of hearing aids. We aim to improve quality of life for our patients by providing them the gift of hearing and communication through their daily lives.
Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession that helps people whose lives have been affected by an illness or injury. As Occupational Therapists (OT), we address physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. As our patients, you will learn or regain the skills you will need to participate in your valued daily activities. People who benefit from Occupational Therapy range from the tiniest of newborn infants to senior citizens.
Psychiatric Occupational Therapy provides treatment and care for patients receiving psychiatric management. The Occupational Therapist provides an opportunity for these patients to practice and enhance skills that are used in their everyday life. The primary focus of treatment includes increasing overall functional status specific to the individual diagnosis and primary symptoms.
- Care is provided for Adults and Adolescents
- Treatments are based on Patient-Centered functional evaluations
Physical Therapy is a healthcare profession that helps people with physical and functional limitations caused by injury or disease. We address movement impairments that can help you return to your previous level of activity and daily routine. All age groups from infancy to the elderly can benefit from our services.
Recreation Therapy (RT) is a health profession that was established at LA General Medical Center in 1964, which provides comprehensive, age appropriate, and culturally sensitive treatment services. These services are designed to optimize the use of the patient’s physical, social, and cognitive functional abilities to facilitate the development and maintenance of a safe, healthy and satisfying social/leisure lifestyle for individuals with mental, emotional, social, or physical limitations.
If you or a loved one has an illness, injury, or other disorder that has affected the ability to communicate, use your voice and/or swallow, a Speech Pathologist can help. The Speech Pathologists of the LA General Medical Center provide both inpatient and outpatient care to help people with communication and swallowing disorders resulting from neurological impairment, injury, or surgery. Our department is housed within the Otolaryngology (ENT) Clinic to provide multidisciplinary care.