Inpatient and outpatient therapy services in North Texas

If you have been injured or recently had surgery, you may be in pain. In order to completely heal, you may need help in the healing process. One useful way to regain your mobility and independence is through rehabilitation with a physical, occupational, or speech therapist in the Medical City Healthcare network.

Therapists are medical professionals who focus on helping patients get back on their feet. They can teach you how to do exercises and stretches to help build strength, increase flexibility and improve range of motion. Depending on your condition, therapy may begin while you are still in the hospital and then continue on an outpatient basis.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Institute of North Texas

Some patients need specialized, skilled care while recovering strength and function after an injury, stroke, trauma, amputation, neurological disorder, orthopedic intervention or other health issue. In those cases, our Rehabilitation Institutes offer rehabilitative inpatient services for physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST), as well as speech-language pathology.

To help patients reach optimum recovery, we provide comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services in a supportive environment. The goal is to restore independence and ensure a seamless transition to follow-up and outpatient care when it's time to go home.

Medical City Healthcare offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services at the following locations:

Inpatient rehab admission requirements

Admission to the Rehabilitation Institute program requires patients to:

  • Demonstrate the potential for improvement
  • Need an inpatient rehabilitation setting with 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care
  • Need at least two skilled rehabilitation services (PT, OT, ST)
  • Be medically stable
  • Have a physician's order
  • Participate in at least 15 hours of therapy a week, with individualized therapy plans including:
    • Three hours of therapy a day for five days
    • Fifteen hours of therapy over seven days

Types of inpatient therapy

The therapists at Medical City Healthcare hospitals provide high-quality care, using evidence-based practices to evaluate you and determine the best course of treatment. We offer a variety of inpatient therapy services, including:

  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Balance/fall prevention
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Functional mobility training
  • Gait evaluation and training
  • Lymphedema therapy/interventions
  • Manual therapy
  • Neuromuscular retraining
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Occupational therapy for activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Swallowing assessment and treatment
  • Total joint replacement rehabilitation
  • Wound care

Who can benefit from inpatient physical therapy?

Inpatient physical therapy may be beneficial if:

  • You've been hurt. Whether you've been involved in a sports injury, an automobile accident or even a fall, physical therapy can treat these and other injuries, even after a broken bone has healed.
  • You've had surgery. Many surgical procedures can affect muscles, and you may need to rebuild them. Other surgeries can result in physical discomfort. Therapy can help you get stronger and move past the pain.
  • You've had a stroke. After a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), your muscles may not move the way they did before. A physical therapist can help you with range of motion and strengthening exercises and offer advice for doing everyday activities.
  • You have a spine condition. If you have back pain or a damaged spine, physical therapy can be helpful. Through stretches and adjustments, you may be able to take the pressure off the damaged nerves or muscles.

Occupational therapy

Whether you have a neurological disorder or need therapy after undergoing cancer treatment, occupational therapists are here to help you get back to your regular activities through:

  • Carpal tunnel rehabilitation
  • Energy conservation
  • Hand rehabilitation

Speech therapy

Speech therapy is designed for patients with communication problems and speech disorders. Performed by speech-language pathologists, speech therapy techniques are used to improve communication. We offer:

  • Dysphagia (swallowing) therapy
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Voice therapy
  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Fiber-optic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing
  • Voice prosthesis
  • Speech language rehabilitation

Sports-related therapy and rehabilitation

At Medical City Healthcare, we offer many options for treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. For more information about our orthopedic services or to schedule an appointment, please call (844) 374-1126.

Outpatient physical therapy services

Through our partnership with Vista Physical Therapy, a leading outpatient physical therapy group in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Medical City Healthcare patients have convenient access to more than 25 state-of-the-art outpatient physical therapy locations. Each Vista location offers a wide range of pain management, post-surgery rehabilitation and injury prevention services, including sports medicine, ergonomic solutions and aquatic therapy.

Vista’s specialists work collaboratively with your support network — from primary physicians to collegiate athletic trainers to caretakers — ensuring a safe return to day-to-day life while optimizing performance and preventing re-injury.

Call (469) 225-3738 for more information or to make an appointment.

Vista PT Melissa Clinic

Outpatient physical therapy treatment

To help patients regain functional independence and live life to the fullest, Vista’s treatment programs use innovative techniques centered on evidence-based practice. Treatments offered include:

  • Aquatic therapy (on-site)
  • Back, neck and spine
  • Balance and fall prevention/vestibular therapy
  • Blood flow restriction therapy (BFR)
  • Certified manual hands-on therapy
  • Concussion rehabilitation
  • Dry needling
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Graston technique
  • Migraine/headache treatment
  • Massage therapy
  • McKenzie therapy
  • Motor vehicle injury rehabilitation
  • Pediatric physical therapy
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Running and gait analysis
  • Sports medicine and athletic injury recovery
  • Stroke/neurological care
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Women’s health
  • Work conditioning programs
  • Workers’ compensation care

Vista also offers complimentary injury screenings with a certified licensed specialist who will discuss your area of discomfort and offer suggestions for next steps in care, if appropriate. Consultations typically last about 15 minutes and are available over the phone or in person.

Contact us to get started

To browse all of Vista’s outpatient physical therapy clinic locations, learn about their complimentary injury screening program or schedule an appointment, please visit their website or call Vista’s Patient Advocate team at (469) 225-3738.