Rehabilitation

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Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is committed to making a difference in people’s lives through excellent rehabilitative care. We offer an assortment of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for adult and pediatric patients. From minor deficits to severe conditions, we care for patients with various rehabilitative needs.  

FMH Rehabilitation Services provides patients with rehabilitation programs tailored to meet their individual needs, from post-operative care for orthopedic patients to therapy designed to address specific deficits.

Our rehabilitation services at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Our Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy works to improve a patient’s functional daily living skills, including dressing, grooming and eating, and to improve motor, cognitive and social skills. Occupational therapists also work to increase strength and movement of the hands and upper extremities. They help patients re-learn how to do tasks and how to use adaptive equipment that may make daily tasks easier. Services include:

  •  Hand Rehabilitation
  •  Strengthening/Flexibility Exercises
  •  Assistive Device Needs Assessment and Training
  •  Fine Motor Coordination
  •  Splinting/Orthotic Fabrication
  •  Neuro-Rehabilitation
  •  Cognitive/Perceptual Re-education
  •  Activities of Daily Living Training
  •  Lymphedema treatment
  •  Wheelchair assessments / seating solutions
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Home Safety Evaluations

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy helps patients improve strength, flexibility and functional movement while working to reduce pain. Physical therapists provide mobility evaluation and training, and also can instruct patients how to use assistive devices, prosthetics and wheelchairs. Services include:

  • Orthopedic Rehab
  • Back Rehabilitation
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Mobility Training
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Functional Dry Needling
  • Sports Medicine
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Vestibular treatment
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) Therapy
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Workstation Assessment
  • Wheelchair Assessments/Seating Solutions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Balance Screening and Training
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Strengthening/flexibility exercise
  • Muscle Energy

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy, also referred to as speech pathology, uses special techniques to help patients improve their verbal and non-verbal communication skills, problem-solving abilities, concentration, memory and voice quality. Certified speech therapists/pathologists also can help patients improve their ability to safely eat and drink. Services include:

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Speech Disorders
  • Language and Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Swallow Evaluation and Treatment
  • Aphasia Group

Off Campus
19 College Road, Suite D
Fairbanks, AK 99701

P: (907) 458-5670
F: 
(907) 458-3071

Monday-Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our Care

Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists are experts in teaching patients and their families’ research-proven treatment techniques in order to regain and improve current functional limitations. We offer superior care, professional expertise and exceptional outcomes—customized to you.

Individualized treatment programs may include stretching, strengthening, balance/postural exercises along with the use of modalities and manual therapy.



What to Expect

Upon check in you will be asked to complete an online assessment called FOTO (Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes).

  • The assessment will ask you about difficulties you may have with certain activities with respect to the problem for which we are seeing you. By answering these questions, your therapist will be able to gain a better understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing.
  • You will undergo a comprehensive clinical evaluation with the therapist that will take about 45 minutes.
  • The information from FOTO combined with the results of your therapist’s evaluation, will help us in providing the most efficient and effective care possible.
  • At that time a plan of care will be developed, establishing goals to meet your individual needs.


Regularly Scheduled Appointments & Follow Up Visits

  • Your frequency of visits and length of treatment is based on your specific injury or condition, physician prescription, your insurance plan and the therapists recommended plan of care.

  • You will be provided with a home exercise program (HEP) that compliments your plan of care. The HEP is a VERY IMPORTANT aspect of the rehabilitation process and will assist you in achieving your goals. The exercises are life-long.

  • Throughout your treatment you will be asked to complete follow up FOTO assessments which will help us assess your progress toward your goals since starting therapy. Included in the update and discharge assessments are satisfaction questions so you can let us know if we are meeting your needs and expectations.



Support

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital understands the importance of a strong support system. Each patient is assigned a case manager and/or social worker who may assist in identifying financial resources, support groups and community resources to help round out their rehabilitative care.



How can you help your therapist?

  • Attend all your scheduled appointments. We have reserved this time especially for you
  • Be an active participant rather than a passive recipient.
  • Share your accomplishments and concerns with your therapist at each visit.
  • Let us know if we are meeting your needs and expectations.
  • Ask questions!!

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