LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2022) — UK HealthCare Rehabilitation Services has opened a new outpatient therapy space at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington. Beginning Dec. 12, patients in need of advanced orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation treatment will begin receiving care in the new space.
“We are thrilled to have this newly renovated space and we are excited that we have been able to retain the highly skilled therapy staff as we work to keep up with the growing rehabilitation needs of the community,” said Susan McDowell, M.D., the Janet Galloway Carter Endowed chairperson of the UK Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. “This move will enable us to more effectively meet the rehabilitation needs of our musculoskeletal and neurological patients while continuing to advance our innovative care.”
The 19,500-square-foot clinic houses three new individual gyms for neurological rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation, as well as a seating and mobility clinic. Comprehensive speech language pathology services and occupational therapy services are also available.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide these services to the patients of the Commonwealth,” said Dean Hanlon, enterprise director of rehabilitation services for UK HealthCare. “We have invested in the most advanced equipment at this new facility to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care possible. With the talented physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy teams, we will allow greater access to patients who need high-level rehabilitative care.”
One of the newly acquired devices is the Zero G System and Sprintex Treadmill, an overhead track system with a harness that prevents patients from falling as they work on walking, gait training and other physical skills. One of the most advanced walking systems in the world, the Zero G provides support and increases confidence for patients during all aspects of physical therapy and is the only system in the world that can feature three assistive robots on one track.
“At UK HealthCare, we’re dedicated to taking care of patients throughout their treatment process,” said Pete Gilbert, chief operations officer and senior vice president for UK HealthCare. “From the time patients first seek our help for a health issue, to when they leave our hospital and need short- or long-term rehabilitative care, our providers are committed to helping Kentuckians return to their fullest, healthiest lives.”
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