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Team Member Roles

On the Bryan Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, your care involves many specialists all working together to help you obtain the best possible outcome - you are surrounded by a team of health professionals dedicated to helping you regain independence.

Here is a list of those specialties and the role each serves in your recovery.

Physiatrist - Rehabilitation Physician
  • Facilitates and coordinates rehabilitation team and care
  • Evaluates medical and functional status
  • Manages medical care
  • Orders therapies

Nursing
  • Pain management
  • Bowel and bladder programs
  • Skin and wound monitoring
  • Safety judgment
  • Weight status and nutritional intake (dietitian)
  • Medical management (medications, etc.)

Care Management
  • Social Worker
  • Care manager RN
  • Patient and family advocate
  • Supportive counseling
  • Support group
  • Community resources
  • Discharge planning
  • Insurance and financial issues

PT – Physical Therapy
  • Pain management
  • Body positioning
  • Exercise
  • Walking training
  • Transfer training
  • Leg bracing
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Safety judgment

OT – Occupational Therapy
  • Self-care activities of daily living
  • Home-care tasks
  • Adaptive equipment training for dressing, bathroom and other activities of daily living
  • Arm strengthening
  • Cognitive (problem-solving, home safety awareness, energy conservation)

ST – Speech Therapy
  • Speech/language
  • Hearing
  • Reading/writing/math
  • Swallowing/eating
  • Memory
  • Cognitive (problem-solving, safety awareness)

Recreational Therapy
  • Leisure education
  • Recreational participation
    • Social benefits
    • Physical benefits
    • Emotional benefits
    • Mental benefits
  • Community resource awareness

Other Team Members 

Include neuropsychologist, chaplains, counselors, specialty physicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapist, wound/ostomy nurses, dietitians and others.

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