Rehabilitation Services

SMH Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

SMH offers outpatient rehabilitation services for a range of conditions including stroke, neurological conditions, orthopedic injuries or surgeries, and traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury. Our team's interdisciplinary approach concentrates on the full spectrum of recovery. From the moment a patient enters our program, the entire team is focused on helping the patient gain maximum independence and the best quality of life possible.

Inpatient Therapy

During your hospital stay your physician may order therapy services. SMH's Inpatient Therapy offers physical and occupational therapy seven days a week and speech therapy six days a week. Our therapists evaluate and treat patients who require assistance with functional mobility, activities of daily living, swallowing, expression/comprehension, and cognition. Our team's goal is to help patients achieve functional independence in order to return home at an optimal level. We work closely with nursing staff, case management, your caregivers and your physician to ensure that you return to a safe environment with the equipment needed to function independently.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

Effective May 1, 2016, SMH refers all patients who require intensive inpatient rehabilitation to our partner facility, Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore. This facility offers greater capacity and access to newer technology including the robot-assisted walking technology Lokomat®. In addition, OMC - North Shore offers more comprehensive facilities including several gyms, a separate speech therapy area and a separate dining area for speech patients to work without outside stimulus.

For more information or a referral, please call (985) 646-5800.

Outpatient Therapy

SMH's Outpatient Therapy is located at 1045 Florida Avenue, directly behind the hospital. This facility features a variety of equipment for therapy including:
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cybex exercise equipment
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Cervical and lumbar traction
  • Lifecycle
  • Core exercise equipment

SMH therapists are now certified in LSVT BIGand LSVT LOUD, a specialized treatment for people with Parkinson's Disease and other neurological disorders. We also provide therapist that are certified in Kinesio Taping.

We treat a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Orthopedic problems such as strains, sprains, ligament tears
  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, stroke and spinal cord injury
  • Speech, language and swallowing problems
  • Arthritis, Fibromyalgia
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Hand, wrist and shoulder problems
  • Power mobility
  • Wheelchair evaluations

In addition, The Rehab Store is open during our regular hours of operation and offers durable medical equipment for sale at reasonable costs.

As of June 6, 2016, Louisiana law allows DIRECT ACCESS to physical therapy services. This means you can receive physical therapy services without a referral from a physician, saving time and allowing you to feel better faster. Please check with your insurance provider to be sure these services are covered, as all insurance policies differ.

If you or a loved one require Outpatient Therapy services, please call (985) 280-9355 or (985) 280-2750 for more information or to schedule an appointment.



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