Serving the Community with Outpatient Rehab Services
Gina Varela, Therapy Manager
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls
2 Centre Plaza, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
BIO: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals lead the way in rehabilitation services, consistently outperforming peers with a unique, intensive approach to rehabilitative care. They partner with every patient to fi nd a treatment plan that works for them. In addition to providing quality inpatient care, HealthSouth in Tinton Falls serves the community with a variety of outpatient rehabilitation services designed to help anyone achieve their recovery goals.
How do your outpatient programs serve the HealthSouth community?
At HealthSouth we have two roles – to provide a continuum of care to our HealthSouth inpatients once they are discharged to home and also to provide outpatient services to the surrounding community. Our mission is to offer a full spectrum of rehabilitation services for the community, and our outpatient programs play an important part in helping each individual patient achieve their optimal level of recovery. We want people in the community to know that we are more than an inpatient facility – we are here to serve their outpatient rehabilitation needs.
What kinds of outpatient services do you offer?
We offer Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy services. We treat a variety of patient diagnoses, including orthopedic injuries, neurological impairments, balance disorders, pre- and post-surgical rehab, cognitive/memory/language disorders and hand injuries. Our team of highly skilled and experienced therapists are able to provide the newest evidence-based treatments and rehabilitation techniques. Therapists work together to create the most effective individualized plan of care to help each patient reach their full potential for recovery and independence.
What are some of your specialized outpatient programs?
We offer many specialized programs including Vestibular Rehabilitation, which is designed for people who have vertigo, post-concussion syndrome vestibular dysfunction or balance deficits.
We also provide a program designed for patients living with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease or other movement disorders, which is called PWR (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery). This is a comprehensive program that is evidence-based, and utilizes structured exercises designed to help slow disease progression, restore motor function and improve quality of life. To further help our patients living with Parkinson’s Disease we offer an LSVT LOUD Program. This is a voice-specific therapy designed to help improve voice volume, speech intelligibility, increase facial expression and improve confidence.
Our Driver Assessment Program utilizes the DriveABLETM which is an evidenced-based assessment tool designed to evaluate medically-at-risk drivers. It is used to help physicians, patients, and family members make objective, informed decisions about a patient’s fitness-to-drive. This assessment is helpful in determining when – or if – an individual who has experienced cognitive decline due to stroke, dementia, or similar conditions can safely return to driving.
How would someone access outpatient rehab at HealthSouth?
Though patients often come to us after discharge from our inpatient rehab, no prior hospital stay is necessary to take advantage of our outpatient rehabilitation services. We participate in most insurance plans. Anyone who feels they would benefit from outpatient rehabilitation can call (732) 460-5384 to schedule an appointment or for more information.