Rehabilitation Medicine

Types of Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation takes place in the hospital. You may have one or more sessions daily depending on your level of recovery. Your rehabilitation may take most of your day. Inpatient rehabilitation includes physical movement, water therapy, strength building and balance. For stroke, brain injury, infections or neurological illnesses, you may have speaking and mental reasoning exercises. Your inpatient rehabilitation will take place at the Vidant Rehabilitation Center. This 75-bed accredited center's highly skilled professionals and advanced services will allow you to recover to your fullest ability using personal goals that allow you to work toward independence in your daily activities.

Pediatric inpatient rehabilitation takes place at the Children's Hospital within Vidant Medical Center. We have one of only two dedicated inpatient children's rehabilitation units in the state. We treat children of all ages after traumatic injuries, illnesses and accidents. Our rehabilitation programs allow children to continue developing while achieving individual goals.

Outpatient rehabilitation takes place at our medical offices. These treatments are very important for your recovery after your medical condition improves. You may work on balance, recovering everyday skills or adjusting to a prosthetic limb or brace. Our program can also allow you to recover from work or sports injuries. We see patients with spinal injuries, brain injuries, post-polio syndrome, spasticity, workplace injuries and amputations.

As part of your therapy, you may receive pain treatments including injections of steroids, nerve blockers or medication. Outpatient rehabilitation sessions may last an hour or longer. Your rehabilitation may last most of the day.

Our Clinics

  • Adaptive Equipment - evaluation for and prescription of wheelchairs, augmentative communication, orthoses
  • Amputee - fitting of prosthesis, control of phantom limb pain
  • Electrodiagnostic Laboratory - electromyography and nerve conduction studies
  • General Rehabilitation - evaluation and treatment of patients who are deconditioned, or who have cancer, HIV, stroke, musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, and cardiopulmonary disease
  • Medical Acupuncture - clinic available for evaluations of all patients and staffed by a physician acupuncturist View flyer (pdf)
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - adult and pediatric clinics which emphasize evaluation and treatment of cognitive deficits and return to work/school
  • Occupational Injury - functional capacity evaluations, work hardening, pain treatments
  • Occupational Medicine- providing urgent and continuing care, through a full range of occupational medicine services to our hospital employees and community partners
  • Pain Center - injections, medication management, neuropsychological testing, behavioral programs, physical therapy, occupational therapy treatments of pain disorders
  • Pediatric Brain Injury - multidisciplinary clinic
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation - evaluation and management of patients with spinal cord injury, spina bifida, brain injury, amputee, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy
  • Post Polio - specialized clinic
  • Spasticity - nerve blocks or medications to help decrease tone after upper motor neuron lesion such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injury - multidisciplinary clinics
  • Spine Clinic - comprehensive treatment of neck and back pain
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - evaluation and treatment of self-care, cognitive, mobility, and vocational issues