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Rehabilitation

Help along the road to recovery

If you or a loved one have had surgery or a serious injury or illness, the road to recovery may look long and winding. But with us to guide and support you, you can return to a better life sooner than you think.

At Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, we provide inpatient and outpatient services for people recovering from virtually any serious condition – including orthopedic injury and surgery, head injury, amputations, heart and circulation problems, cancer, stroke and breathing difficulties. Our services also include speech and hearing.

Our most important service is to quickly determine exactly what you need and implement a personalized plan to provide it.

Physical rehabilitation

Beginning during your hospital stay, we want you to start getting back to the best possible quality of life and level of independence. As an inpatient or outpatient, your rehabilitation plan can include a variety of options for evaluation and treatment, including:

  • General strengthening and endurance
  • Gait and mobility training
  • Balance and coordination
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Modalities such as moist heat, cold, electrical muscle stimulation, electrical nerve stimulation and ultrasound
  • Pain management
  • Occupational therapy to help you relearn activities of daily living
Outpatient therapy

Comprehensive physical rehabilitation and treatment are also provided at our outpatient center. Our licensed, skilled therapists specialize in services for:

  • Sports injuries
  • Orthopedic trauma and surgeries
  • Joint replacement
  • Back and neck pain
  • Amputations
  • Neurological disorders
  • Stroke
  • Pediatric developmental disorders
  • Splints and scar management
  • Voice, language and swallowing

For information about speech therapy, call 704-210-5077. To reach our outpatient rehabilitation center, call 704-210-6918. 

Intensive inpatient rehabilitation

If you or your loved one needs intense physical rehabilitation, our state-of-the-art, 10-bed Elizabeth C. Stanback Rehabilitation Unit provides complete services for stroke, major multiple trauma, brain injury, neurological disorders, neuromuscular disorders, amputations, arthritis and orthopedic injuries.

A team of specialists, led by a physician, will assess your needs and abilities. The treatment team can also include physical therapists, medical social workers, speech pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses and consulting physicians. For more information, call the Elizabeth C. Stanback Rehabilitation Unit at 704-210-5308.

Cardiac rehabilitation

If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart problem or are at risk for cardiovascular disease, ask your Novant Health cardiologist about a referral to our cardiac rehab program. The program includes:

  • Supervised exercise and education program
  • Diet and lifestyle factors that affect heart health
  • Stress, anxiety and anger management
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Medication education

For more information, call all 704-210-5412.

Respiratory rehabilitation

If you suffer from shortness of breath, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis or other breathing difficulty, we may be able to improve your life. Rowan Medical Center's respiratory care department specializes in diagnosing and treating problems relating to the lungs.

The department also organizes the local Better Breathing Club, providing support and information. For more information, call 704-210-5095.