For more information about the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, please call our clinical rehabilitation specialist at (423) 785-7400.

The 12-bed Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Parkridge Medical Center is designed for patients with a variety of diagnoses, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, bilateral joint replacements (hips or knees), active rheumatoid arthritis, hip fracture, burns, major multiple trauma, or neurological disorders. The staff and physicians of the acute rehab unit are committed to helping patients achieve their highest possible level of independence and physical functionality.

The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at Parkridge Medical Center is the only hospital-based rehabilitation facility in the area. This provides our patients with easy access to the full spectrum of hospital services, including imaging, coordinated medical treatment, respiratory specialists and wound care nurses.

Upon a physician’s request for evaluation, our licensed therapists will contact you and begin a relationship that lasts until you are discharged. We believe in continuity of care, and our rehabilitation team is with you every step of the way.

What to Expect

During one-on-one meetings with your therapist, you will set goals for activities or functions you would like to achieve before you return home.

Our team of rehabilitation specialists guides you throughout the process, establishing caring relationships with you and your family members. We are committed to providing holistic care that heals the body, mind and spirit.

Because successful rehabilitation requires close collaboration among your care team, our experts in medicine; nursing; and physical, occupational and speech therapy meet regularly to discuss your progress.


Physical therapy is a critical part of the rehabilitation process. Our goal is to always return you to the highest level of functional ability possible.

Occupational therapy is essential to restoring life skills. We work hard to help you achieve an optimal level of independence.

Speech therapy is an integral part of the rehabilitation process. The abilities to swallow, communicate and mentally process information are vital to your full recovery.

Through collaborative, patient-centered care, we work with you to help you achieve your rehabilitation goals.