Ask your physician about our physical therapy and rehabilitation program for recovering COVID-19 patients. Physicians can make referrals through EPIC or by calling 214-645-2080.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team is committed to helping patients achieve the highest possible level of physical, functional, and cognitive independence after an injury or illness.
We are a major referral center for patients requiring rehabilitative care. Our physicians (who are all board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation), researchers, and therapists are among the most respected in the nation.
Leaders in Rehabilitation
UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team offers individualized, patient-centered rehabilitative care based on our patients' needs.
We are one of the premier physician and therapist training centers in the country and the only program in North Texas conducting both translational and clinical research in the areas of brain injury/concussion, burn rehabilitation, stroke, ambulation and falls, epilepsy, and spinal cord injury.
Recovering from COVID-19: How to Rehab at Home
The novel coronavirus is a respiratory infection that can exact a significant toll on the body. The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialists at the O’Donnell Brain Institute have designed a rehab program specifically for patients recovering from COVID-19. All of the exercises can be done from home with no equipment and are focused on rebuilding your lung and muscle function.
- Begin with the breathing exercises because research has shown COVID-19 patients might lose some lung function.
- Flexibility and mobility exercises will help strengthen muscle groups that may have weakened during a hospital stay.
- Overall conditioning exercises are also recommended to recover balance and good posture.
COVID-19: Flexibility & Mobility Exercises
Physical therapist Traci Bacon, a member of the Outpatient Rehab team at UT Southwestern, demonstrates nine stretching exercises that patients can do at home to enhance their flexibility and mobility after recovering from COVID-19.
Breathing Easier After COVID-19
Physical therapist Traci Bacon demonstrates three easy but effective breathing exercises patients can do at home to improve their lung capacity after recovering from the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19: Conditioning Exercises
Traci Bacon, a physical therapist with the Outpatient Rehab team at UT Southwestern, shares 11 exercises that patients can do at home to rebuild their strength and conditioning after recovering from COVID-19.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Programs
We offer integrated, comprehensive programs staffed by our team of physicians; nurse practitioners; rehabilitation nurses; rehabilitation psychologists; physical, occupational, speech, and recreation therapists; and rehabilitation counselors. Many staff members hold specialty certifications that demonstrate advanced training and practice in areas of brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurorehabilitation, pain management, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal/orthopedics and spine care.
These programs include:
- Spine care
- Concussion and traumatic brain injury recovery
- Stroke neurorecovery
- Spinal cord injury
- Spasticity management clinic
- Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
- Pelvic rehabilitation
- Complex wheelchair seating
- Movement disorder
- Wound care
Conditions We Treat
UT Southwestern provides comprehensive rehabilitation for conditions such as:
- Back pain
- Brain injuries
- Cardiac (heart) disease
- Cognitive impairment
- Debility related to cancer
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Joint replacements
- Multiple sclerosis
- Musculoskeletal conditions (sports injuries)
- Neurological conditions
- Orthopaedic injuries
- Overuse injuries (cumulative trauma)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pediatric conditions
- Pelvic floor disorders and pelvic pain
- Post-transplant recovery
- Pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation
- Spasticity (neuromuscular)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Urinary incontinence
To assist and encourage our patients and family members, we offer support groups for spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, and limb loss. These groups offer valuable interaction between staff, patients, and family members during all phases of recovery.
Related Conditions and Treatments
- Amputation Rehabilitation
- Base of Tongue Cancer
- Burn Rehabilitation
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Inpatient Rehabilitation
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Pain Management
- Peripheral Nerve
- Physical Therapy
- Salivary Gland Cancer
- Shoulder Reconstruction and Replacement Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Tonsil Cancer
- Wound Healing
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