Skip to Content

Inpatient physical rehabilitation

Inpatient physical rehabilitation provides intense, daily treatment and physician services for people who need 24-hour help while they recover from surgery or conditions such as strokes.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation center in Metro Denver

When you need round-the-clock hospital care, our rehabilitation specialists are here.

At Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, we understand that certain conditions require specialized, inpatient rehabilitative therapy to get you to the level of comfort you deserve. As Colorado’s first licensed acute rehabilitation hospital, we've served the Greater Denver area for more than 50 years, guiding you on this path to recovery.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Conditions that require inpatient rehabilitation

Our rehabilitation specialists take the time to give your unique situation personalized care. Conditions we treat include:

  • Amputations
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Balance and coordination complications
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain tumors (cancerous and noncancerous)
  • Chronic back pain
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Herniated disks
  • Huntington's disease
  • Meningioma
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurological issues
  • Spinal disorders and injuries
  • Strokes
  • Swallowing disorders

Services our inpatient rehabilitation center offers

When you come to our rehabilitation hospital for your care, you gain access to advanced treatments that are supported by 24/7 physician and nursing care.

Inpatient rehabilitation program

Based on your tolerance, rehabilitative therapies occur throughout the day and throughout the hospital, including in your room, the therapy gym, the life gym, the rehabilitation apartment and our outdoor challenge course.

Types of inpatient programs we offer include:

  • Amputation rehabilitation
  • Cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Swallowing evaluations and treatment
  • Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
  • Vestibular and balance rehabilitation

At the hospital, you will have a private, spacious room with its own bathroom. Meals are served family-style in our dining room to encourage social interaction and to keep you active during your stay.

Inpatient rehabilitation admission criteria

To participate in our inpatient program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Ability to tolerate three hours per day (throughout the day, not all at once) of a combination of therapies, including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory
  • Medically stable and able to have functional needs that can be addressed through rehabilitation
  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • Potential for legitimate progress toward functional goals within a reasonable time frame
  • Require daily nursing and physician care

Inpatient amputation rehabilitation

Starting a comprehensive exercise program after a surgical amputation is essential to the recovery process. Our approach to this type of rehabilitation focuses on postoperative and prosthetic therapy, ultimately helping you reintegrate into your daily activities.

Our amputation rehabilitation program focuses on:

  • Enhancing daily living skills
  • Maximizing independence
  • Regaining productivity

Preparing for a prosthesis

The period between the surgical amputation and the fitting of an artificial limb (prosthesis) is referred to as the pre-prosthetic phase of rehabilitation. The goal of this phase is to heal, build strength, control pain, enhance independence and prepare for the prosthesis fitting.

After the prosthesis fitting, we educate you and your family on proper prosthesis use, maintenance and care.

Inpatient neurological rehabilitation (neurorehab)

We tailor our neurological rehabilitation treatment plans to meet your specific needs. Although participating in three hours of therapy per day is critical to success, rest and relaxation are also crucial components. Our team will build a daily plan that allows for rest periods in your private room between sessions.

As part of our mission to help you achieve maximum independence, we also work with regional organizations to provide additional resources and support. Our facility works closely with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, and we are an active supporter of the Rocky Mountain Stroke Association.

Inpatient stroke rehabilitation

After stroke treatment, rehabilitation can help you regain primary function and skills. Even though stroke rehabilitation does not reverse brain damage, rehabilitation can substantially reduce disabilities related to stroke and help you achieve the best possible long-term outcomes.

Our inpatient stroke rehabilitation program is geared towards helping you:

  • Be safe in the home, including training for family members and caregivers
  • Cope with the life changes that stroke recovery often requires
  • Regain speech and thinking abilities
  • Relearn how to accomplish personal needs, such as dressing, eating or bathing
  • Relearn to use an affected arm and/or leg

Inpatient brain injury rehabilitation

Our inpatient brain injury program is designed for individuals who require 24-hour nursing care, rehabilitative therapies and a dedicated physician to manage ongoing medical conditions.

Brain injury rehabilitation involves two essential processes:

  • Learning how to complete tasks differently when functions cannot be restored to pre injury levels
  • Restoring functions that can be rehabilitated to pre-injury levels

Controlled Stimulation Unit

If you have experienced a brain injury, you can often be highly sensitive to stimulation. Sources of stimulation can be TV, radio, phones, other electronics, lighting or too many visitors. Because of this, we follow low stimulation guidelines for traumatic brain injury recovery.

Additionally, we are home to the only Controlled Stimulation Unit (CSU) in the state of Colorado. Our CSU was specially designed to optimize the brain’s ability to heal during this important time in the recovery process.

Inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation

Many times, you may not be able to go directly home after an orthopedic surgery. In these instances, you can benefit from our inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation program, which helps restore strength, mobility and the ability to perform activities.

Our program treats numerous orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Bone cancer
  • Diabetic foot conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip, knee and leg injuries and disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Inpatient spine rehabilitation

Spinal injuries have the potential to significantly impact your daily life and routine. Our inpatient spine rehabilitation program emphasizes a collaborative model of care after you experience a spine injury or surgery.

Features of our rehabilitation hospital

We owe our continued success in the community to our comprehensive approach to physical, psychological, occupational, respiratory, speech, language and cognitive rehabilitation.

Information for you to know

Features of our rehabilitation center that support this approach include:

  • Accreditation by The Joint Commission for our demonstrated compliance with nationally recognized healthcare standards
  • Dining room where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet-style (guest meals available for a small fee)
  • Family and caregiver inclusion in rehabilitation planning and therapies
  • Flexible visiting hours and pet visits allowed
  • Fully functional apartment on-site for participating in home and self-care exercises
  • Investments in advanced rehabilitation technology to help improve outcomes
  • High percentage of staff certified by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS), a voluntary national certification program
  • Life gym, which simulates real-life experiences that you will encounter after you leave our facility, such as a restaurant or grocery store
  • Outdoor challenge course where you can practice walking on various inclines and terrains
  • Private, spacious rooms
  • The only dedicated Controlled Stimulation Unit for brain injury in Colorado
  • Therapy gym, which features innovative technologies and low-tech, real-world activities, such as climbing stairs

Additionally, to best serve you, we have a separate campus for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center.

Our Inpatient physical rehabilitation Locations

We didn't find any facilities that matched your search

Please enter a new search using more specific search criteria.