The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento provides a wide variety of rehabilitation services for adults and children. These services are offered for both inpatients and outpatients. Patients are referred to the program for rehabilitation following severe injuries and illness such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, amputation, orthopedic injuries or neuromuscular disorders which result in a loss of function. The overall goal of rehabilitation is to help the patient become as independent and self-reliant as possible. Each aspect of the program focuses on helping the patient function more independently at home, in the community, and at work or school.
A team of professionals is actively involved in each patient's rehabilitation. These specialists meet together to design a comprehensive program for the unique needs of each patient.
Family education and training are integral parts of the rehabilitation process. Patients and their families will find the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit different from other areas of the hospital. Patients are encouraged to wear their own clothing, eat in the dining room, and be out of their beds as much as possible during the day. Family participation is encouraged. Family can arrange to observe therapy by contacting the patient's therapists.