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Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation

 
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Therapies and Services 

In addition to the traditional outpatient therapies listed below, BIR offers day treatment programs, community-based programs and services, and assessment and treatment by physicians and neuropsychologists. Please note that the therapeutic approaches and capabilities of each clinic offering these therapies may differ. All treatment plans are customized to each patient's needs.  

Functional Capacity Evaluation

A functional capacity evaluation can help determine a patient’s ability to meet the demands of their job and daily living. The evaluation process compares a patient’s medical status and functional abilities to their daily demands at home and work, and body functions and structures to the demands of the job and the work environment. Then, based on the evaluation, an effective, customized therapy plan can be developed.

Hand Therapy

We offer a thorough evaluation and treatment for conditions including fractures, crush injuries, tendon and nerve repairs, repetitive strain, nerve compressions, wound care and post-surgical care such as for re-attachment of fingers or limbs. Customized treatment programs may include: therapeutic exercise, stretching, strengthening, scar management, muscle and sensory reeducation, home exercise programs, edema control, use of thermal or electrical therapy equipment, and customized splinting.

Lymphedema Services

Lymphedema therapy services may include complete decongestive therapy which can involve manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, review of lymphedema precautions and strengthening and flexibility exercises. Since there is no cure for lymphedema, the primary goal of treatment is to reduce the swelling and maintain the reduction with a home program of compression with bandaging or garments.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy incorporates meaningful and purposeful therapies to enable people with limitations or impairments to participate in everyday life. Occupational therapy gives people the necessary skills for living life to the fullest.

Pediatric Therapy

As part of our comprehensive continuum of care, we offer outpatient services for children from birth to 18 years of age with a wide variety of diagnoses including neurological, orthopedic and developmental disorders.

Physical Therapy

We provide services to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.

Speech Therapy

We provide prevention, screening, consultation, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, intervention, management, counseling, and follow-up services for disorders of speech, language, swallowing and cognitive aspects of communication.

Vestibular Therapy

Vestibular therapy uses special exercises to enhance the body’s mechanisms for balance. It helps retrain the brain to recognize and process signals from the inner ear, the eyes and the muscles and joints in order to help the body better control symptoms of dizziness and unsteadiness. A physical therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation can determine the cause of symptoms and design an individualized treatment plan, resulting in reduced fall risk, decreased feelings of dizziness and unsteadiness, improved mobility, and increased safety and independence. 

Women's Health 

Women’s health specialists have unique training to manage women and their unique anatomy, physiology and lifestyle. They can treat musculoskeletal problems, as well as obstetrical and post-partum complaints such as joint and muscle problems resulting from pregnancy, and disorders of the pelvic floor that can lead to incontinence, sexual dysfunction and/or organ prolapse. In addition, these specialists may be qualified to treat osteoporosis, helping women reduce their risk of bone breaks and increasing functionality. Many are also qualified to treat lymphedema in women.