Acute Rehabilitation Services

In addition to post-acute care, we also offer outpatient rehabilitation services to help patients transition to home and community or receive the medical care they need.

The Acute Rehabilitation at Knox Community Hospital helps patients experiencing a loss of function from injury or illness to become as independent as possible in activities of daily living so that they may return home and resume daily activities.

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Acute Rehab patients often experience limited ability to care for themselves because of:

  • Impaired mobility, balance, and coordination
  • Limited strength 
  • Sensory loss or visual/perception problems
  • Issues with memory or problem-solving
  • Speech and communication problems
  • Swallowing disorders

The Acute Rehabilitation at Knox Community Hospital provides comprehensive rehabilitation for patients with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to:

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Brain injury
  • Burns
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Congenital deformity
  • Hip fractures
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neurological disorders (including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barre, and others
  • COPD, Heart Disease, and others
Licensed rehabilitation professionals patiently teach patients to maximize function based on their abilities and needs.

Patients in therapy can regain the ability to walk after a fall or amputation, talk following a stroke, or re-learn personal hygiene after a serious illness.