Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation care for the life you love

Ascension Via Christi rehabilitation professionals in Wichita, Kansas and surrounding areas provide inpatient and outpatient therapy with a vision.

Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation

We anticipate your expectations and needs to assist you in reaching your goals. Your care plan is personalized to help you regain functional independence following a major illness, trauma or surgery.

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Compassionate, Customized Rehabilitation

Choose Ascension Via Christi, and you can expect personalized 1:1 rehab care. When you are recovering from a work injury, our therapists work with you to get you back on the job safely and to educate you about ways to help prevent re-injury.

If you’re an athlete, our sports medicine care can help you get back in the lineup. Many of our physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists also specialize in pediatric therapy. We customize the care plan for your children's growth and developmental needs from toddlers to teenagers. For seniors, we also deliver geriatric focused rehab.

Specialty rehab care for:

  • Brain injuries
  • Cancer rehab, including Lymphedema therapy
  • Joint replacement
  • Limb loss/amputation
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Incontinence
  • Burns
  • Hearing loss
  • Balance and concussion impairment
  • Voice impairments (stuttering, vocal cord dysfunction, swallowing disorder, memory)
  • Work-related injuries
  • Neurologic illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Guillian Barre, and others

Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation services include a state-wide network of doctors offering:

  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Audiology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation

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Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

An interdisciplinary team , led by a medical director credentialed in physical medicine and rehabilitation provides 24-hour care for children and adults. The intensive inpatient rehabilitation care team works with the patients to reach their goals for recovery.

Our care team focuses on your total health needs. Our case manager works with you and your family to keep you informed and involves you in your loved one's care plan.

Our specialty staff includes Rehab Physicians, Rehab Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Chaplains, Pharmacists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Rehabilitation Optometrists, Respiratory Therapists, Dietitians, Neuropsychologists and Audiologists.

Outpatient Therapy

Outpatient therapy is available at multiple locations throughout Kansas, so you can choose the option closest to you.

Outpatient therapy services include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Audiology

Cutting Edge Technologies

Ascension Via Christi’s state of the art specialty equipment allows patients to set and meet new rehabilitation goals and achieve the highest levels of independence possible.

  • Bioness: a neuroprosthetic system that helps patients improve hand and leg movement
  • LiteGait helps patients regain a normal walking pattern after lower extremity weakness without fear of falling
  • Vital-Stim: a therapy used to retrain swallowing function by stimulating the muscles responsible for swallowing
  • LokomatPro: a cutting edge technology utilizing a treadmill with robotic legs to help patients regain their ability to walk
  • ArmeoSpring: robotic technology to help patients regain active movement of the hand and arm
  • Zero G body weight supported gait training
  • Solo Step fall protection system for gait and balance training at our Pittsburg location
  • STI Driving Simulator at our Manhattan location
  • Hydroworx 500 and 300 Series Pools at our Manhattan location
  • SAEBO Post Stroke Hand Recovery System at our Manhattan location

Why Choose Ascension Via Christi for your Inpatient Rehabilitation Needs?

Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, an accreditation bestowed on organizations that comply with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and that are committed to continually improving patient care.

We understand the importance of family as part of your recovery team. Experienced case managers assist you in making arrangements for a smooth transition back home. On-site dialysis is available for added convenience and to minimize treatment disruptions. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend therapy sessions, which generally occur between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individual schedules change daily.

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