Penrose-St Francis Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Penrose-St. Francis Rehabilitation is rooted in a tradition of competency and caring. Our services span the spectrum from acute intervention through outpatient support and reintegration into home, work and community settings. A multi-disciplinary team backed by exemplary medical professionals helps patients reach individual goals in a compassionate, caring climate. Services are located at both Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Unlike other outpatient clinics, a full range of traditional services complements specialized programs to provide rehabilitation care to inviduals including, but not limited to the following conditions:
- Acquired & Congenital Neurologic Disorders
- Balance Disorders
- Brain Injuries
- Dizziness Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Swallowing Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Worker's Injuries
- Advanced Technological Interventions -- VitalStim, Ness H200 & L300, Guldman Harness System, ERGYS
- Augmentative Communication
- Balance Master Assessment
- Cancer Rehabilitation
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Intrathecal - Baclofen Test Trials
- Fitness to Drive, driving program
- Lymphedema Management
- Manual Therapy
- Neurologic Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Seating & Positioning Clinic
- Sports Medicine
- Swallowing Therapy/Vital Stim Certified
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Vision Therapy
- Voice Therapy
The interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation offers patients a full range of expertise using the latest research based practices:
- Physical Therapists (PT) carefully evaluate their patients and implement individualized treatment programs to optimize movement, flexibility and muscle control, build strength and endurance, improve balance and manage pain. The goal of physical therapy is mobility and ease of accomplishing everyday tasks or hobbies.
- Occupational Therapists (OT) help patients gain independence in performing daily activities, such as meal preparation or more complex tasks required in the workplace. A program is customized to increase strength, range of motion and coordination through exercise.
- Speech Therapists are certified to provide specialized help with many aspects of communication and swallowing disorders. Therapy may introduce compensatory strategies and retraining techniques, as well as the use of electronic devices and computers. Speech Language Pathologists are certified in the application of VitalStim.
- Acupuncturist is a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). Conditions treated include, but are not limited to, acute and chronic pain, digestive and circulatory issues, nausea and addictions.
- Physiatrists are physicians that are nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move.
The Outpatient team is committed to helping patients reach their maximum potential as quickly as possible. Greater than 95 percent of patients "strongly agree" that therapy was worth their time and effort, and would be willing to refer a friend or family members. Outpatient services are located at two sites, Penrose Main close to downtown Colorado Springs, and St. Francis Medical Center on the northeast side of town.
For information & referral information on Outpatient Services, call 719-776-5200 for Penrose Hospital and 719-571-8000 for St. Francis Medical Center.