The month of October is designated as National Physical Therapy Month,
helping educate consumers and patients on the importance and overall benefits
of undergoing physical therapy. There’s no better time to take a
closer look at the physical therapy and rehabilitation programs offered
by Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose.
Here at Good Samaritan hospital, our dedicated inpatient rehabilitation
team of physical therapy specialists work together to create an individualized
program designed to meet each patient’s specific needs. Led by a
physiatrist, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, physical
therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and rehabilitation
nurses, our team of specialists ensures that each program is tailored
to help patients reach their full potential. Our hospital is also staffed
by rehabilitation recreation specialists, social workers, and psychologists
to provide optimum patient support.
Our inpatient physical therapy program offers a number of services, including:
Functional Mobility Retraining
This helps patients relearn proper functional mobility techniques by emphasizing
how to minimize the risks of re-injury and falls. Functional mobility
retraining includes walking on all surfaces, rising-to-stand off on all
surfaces, climbing stairs, and a number of other daily activities taught
in our acute rehabilitation setting.
This type of rehabilitation focuses on intense mobility training and exercises
to restore strength, mobility, and normal range of motion for patients
suffering from an orthopedic condition or immediately following an orthopedic
Neurological rehabilitation helps treat patients with a number of impairments
and disabilities, including but not limited to Parkinson’s disease,
head and spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.
All of our physical therapy services are offered in private rooms, classrooms,
therapy spaces, and even miniature apartments where both patients and
their families can practice these new sets of skills before being discharged.
Good Samaritan Hospital's physical therapy program accepts referrals from all sources and offers
a free pre-admission evaluation to determine eligibility. For more information
on our program or to schedule a consultation, contact us at (408) 559-2011.