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Rehabilitation appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person or by video. Existing ChristianaCare patients can request a virtual appointment by sending a message to “Rehabilitation Services Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy” on the ChristianaCare patient portal.

Before Your Appointment

Please complete the required health history information on the ChristianaCare patient portal. Any additional required paperwork will be emailed to you.

 

What to Expect from an In-Person Visit

When you come to see us, you will experience a welcoming environment that’s a little different.

Before your appointment, you will answer some COVID-19 screening questions through secured text messaging or at the door. Our team will let you know when you are cleared to come into the office.

Your support person can help you get into the office, but they should plan to wait in the car during your appointment. You should plan to wear a face mask throughout your appointment.

After your appointment, our team will assist you in getting back to your car.

ChristianaCare Neurosciences

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a branch of medicine that focuses on medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nervous system, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. Doctors who specialize in this branch of medicine are called physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians.

They treat people of all ages and are focused on helping people overcome injuries, illnesses and disabling conditions, such as stroke. PM&R physicians treat people with a range of issues, including:

  • Problems with their balance that put them at risk of falling.
  • Concussions.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Amputation.

Their goal is to help their patients achieve the highest level of function possible. They lead a team of clinicians that often includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physician assistants and nurses. PM&R physicians also work closely with other physicians, including neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, primary care physicians and others.

PM&R physicians at ChristianaCare work with both inpatients and outpatients. Patients staying at the Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital, our 40-bed inpatient facility, may work with them, as well as therapists, nurses and other staff. This facility is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Patients may also work with a PM&R physician on an outpatient basis.

ChristianaCare Neurology Specialists
200 Hygeia Drive, Suite 1420, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-3017
Fax 302-325-6674