St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Rehabilitation Services

Inpatient: (512) 901-1830 Outpatient (512) 901-1850

Rehabilitation Services at St. David's North Austin Medical Center offers both inpatient and outpatient care, with individualized programs designed to restore maximum function after an illness or injury. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapy services to all areas of the hospital including orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, transplant, oncology, intensive care and neonatal intensive care.

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation program offers comprehensive, personalized treatment for patients who require intense therapy in a setting that provides convenient access to the full range of services our hospital provides.

We also offer specialized services, including a medically-supervised Cardiac Rehabilitation Program that covers both the acute care phase as well as outpatient care and a Progressive Orthopedic Program with specialized therapy and nursing for elective joint surgeries.

Rehabilitation Services at St. David's North Austin Medical Center features:

  • Certified Manual Therapist
  • Certified Pelvic Floor Therapist
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Hand Therapy
  • Smoking Cessation classes
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Speech Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Neurological Development Techniques
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy

St. David's North Austin Medical Center also provides comprehensive Outpatient Rehab services for adult and pediatric patients on the main campus and at our Pflugerville clinic (adults only) with flexible hours to meet outpatient needs.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

The Inpatient Rehabilitation program at St. David's North Austin Medical Center offers comprehensive treatment and individualized care. Patients in our program benefit from a low nurse-to-patient ratio; convenient access to the full range of hospital services, including diagnostics and emergency care; and innovative programs such as Homeward Bound, which prepares the patient to return to the community.

Our inpatient rehab team includes specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physicians board-certified in neurology and internal medicine, Certified Rehabilitation RNs, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists, as well as psychologists, case managers, chaplains and social workers to support patients and their families. A clinical dietician is also available for consultations.

This interdisciplinary team provides each patient with a program tailored to both their immediate needs and long-term goals using the latest rehabilitation technologies.

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation program provides focused care in a friendly environment, with a well-equipped gym, a day/dining room, a complete kitchen and laundry facility for patient training and use, internet access, and a private outdoor courtyard for added comfort.

Inpatient Rehabilitation programs at St. David's North Austin Medical Center include:

  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Arthritis Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics Rehabilitation
  • Neurological disorders Program
  • Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy

Criteria for Admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation Program:

  • Must require the 24-hour availability of a physician, specially trained or experienced in rehabilitation medicine
  • Must require the 24-hour availability of a rehab-trained nursing staff
  • Must require and be able to participate in 3 hours of acute rehab therapy daily (5 out of 7 days)
  • Must require the coordinated care of a multidisciplinary team with integrated discharge goals

Homeward Bound

This innovative program prepares the patient for their return to the community. Through the coordinated efforts of the patient, their family and the rehabilitation staff, this program ensures that all aspects of the patient's care are thoroughly covered prior to discharge and that the patient can function in their home environment.

The program uses our Homeward Bound suite where patients can practice meal preparation and clean up, laundry skills, and functional transfers in bedroom and bathroom environments. It also includes a supervised, trial home visit where the patient learns to accomplish specific goals before returning to inpatient rehab for additional therapy.

Homeward Bound ensures that patients and their families have the knowledge and skills necessary to make the return home a success.

Rehabilitation Technologies

St. David's North Austin Medical Center has the latest rehabilitation technologies available to help patients reach their maximum potential, including:

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) – FES is a safe, proven technique that uses an electrical current to stimulate muscles in patients with spinal cord injuries, head injuries, stroke, or other neurological disorders. FES improves muscle tone and facilitates the use of the extremities for standing, walking or grasping.

VitalStim –VitalStim uses a small, carefully calibrated electrical current for facial oromotor stimulation.

Lift Walker – This device is used to improve ambulation, balance and range of motion. It provides safe, comfortable support and easy adjustment to control the patient's weight load.

Standing Frame – This assistive technology is used to support patients in an upright position and allow weight-bearing therapy on the lower extremities.

eMar Scanning – This computerized medication administration system improves patient safety by ensuring the proper medication and dosage is administered.

Rehabilitation Services at St. David's HealthCare

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St. David's
North Austin Medical Center

12221 N. Mopac Expwy.
Austin, TX 78758
Telephone: (512) 901-1000
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