Grandfather playing outside with his granddaughter after getting orthopedic care at an Ascension site of care.

Independence Square for recovery and wellness

Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital Independence Square is a rehabilitation center that caters to your recovery after surgery or stroke.

Outpatient rehabilitation and fitness center at Independence Square

Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital offers multi-dimensional rehabilitation experience at Independence Square. Whether you’re in our joint replacement program, just had spine surgery or a stroke, we provide personalized rehabilitation and fitness to help you get back to the activities you enjoy.

Our rehabilitation care team is here to help. Physical therapists help you focus on your larger mobility skills, such as getting in and out of bed, standing, walking, climbing stairs, and exercising to gain strength and mobility. Occupational therapy helps you relearn self-care skills such as bathing, dressing, getting on and off the toilet, and in and out of the bathtub or shower. Our care team listens to understand you and your concerns. Then, we work with you to create a plan for how to safely move around your home, do light housekeeping and get in and out of a car.

Independence Square, a center for your recovery and fitness activities

After surgery, much of your rehabilitation therapy can take place at Independence Square, a 4,800-square-foot virtual community on the Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital campus. We’ve created a home environment - an apartment with a bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom. Independence Square also includes stations that replicate places you might go to in your community - a bank, ATM, café, market, and gas pump. We even have a full size car. There are crosswalks with functional crossing signs, a bus, and a park bench. We also offer a fitness center and wellness program.

Master our advanced ambulation mobility course

Independence Square provides an obstacle course with different surface types - from dirt, gravel, cracked concrete to grates, curbs, slopes, and steps. Some of your therapy may include walking through the obstacle course. This experience helps you build confidence and improve your strength, agility and flexibility.

Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital joint replacement rehabilitation services at Independence Square

Recovery after a hip or knee replacement takes time. Independence Square is part of our Joint Replacement Program. Cigna recognizes Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital as a 2021 Joint Replacement Center of Excellence. Our hospital is also listed as a HealthGrade 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. Our other rehabilitation clinic locations also provide physical therapy and occupational therapy services to support your joint replacement recovery needs.

Other rehabilitation specialty care services

Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital Rehabilitation Services provides personalized care for sports and work injuries, post-surgery recovery, stroke recovery, hearing loss and more. Our rehabilitation care team offers specialized functional assessments and therapies for:

  • Balance disorders (vestibular therapy)
  • Brain and spine care
  • Cancer rehabilitation, including lymphedema
  • Hand therapy
  • Hearing loss (audiology)
  • Orthopedic surgery and joint replacement
  • Speech-language conditions, such as swallowing disorders
  • Spine therapy
  • Stroke recovery and rehabilitation
  • Work injury

Rehabilitation and fitness under one roof

If you are looking for rehabilitation services in the Greater Baltimore area, we're here to help. At Ascension Saint Agnes, we can connect you with a doctor and rehabilitation services that are right for you.

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