Acute rehabilitation is the most intensive, most comprehensive rehabilitation available. It consists of three hours of interdisciplinary therapy each day under the guidance of a physiatrist-designed plan of care.
It is provided by an interdisciplinary team, which includes physical therapy, rehabilitation nursing, case management and at least one other therapy discipline.
Acute rehab is considered the "gold standard" in rehabilitation care and offers the best potential for improvement of function and independence, particularly for:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple trauma
- Bi-lateral joint replacement
- Hip fracture