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Rehabilitation Team

  • Audiologist
    Audiologists measure and evaluate a person's ability to hear sounds, and specialize in the treatment of people with hearing disorders.
  • Chaplain
    Chaplains act as spiritual counselors to help patients and families through periods of crisis.
  • Clinical Social Worker
    A clinical social worker is a professional counselor who helps alleviate problems related to personal, family, or social situations.
  • Occupational Therapist
    An occupational therapist helps patients learn how to carry out activities of daily living at home, on the job, and in the community.
  • Orthotist and Prosthetist
    An orthotist makes and fits braces and splints for patients who need added support for body parts that have been weakened by injury or disease. A prosthetist makes and fits artificial limbs for patients with disabilities.
  • Patient and Family
    You as the patient and your family are the most important members of the rehabilitation team.
  • Physiatrist
    The physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation is called a physiatrist.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Treatment Team
    The team is usually directed by a physiatrist, with other specialists playing important roles in the treatment and education process.
  • Physical Therapist
    Physical therapists focus on restoring a patient's mobility (movement) and function, and preventing of further disability.
  • Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, and Psychiatrist
    These specialists work with the rehabilitation team to offer counseling and support for the patient and family.
  • Recreation Therapist
    Recreation therapists design programs to help patients develop social skills and learn to participate in leisure group activities.
  • Registered Dietitian
    Registered dietitians work with health care providers to calculate calorie and nutrient needs, design special diets, and offer other nutritional advice to patients.
  • Rehabilitation Case Manager
    Case managers usually don't provide direct patient care, but may work either as part of the rehab team or for the patient's insurance company.
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
    A rehabilitation nurse specializes in helping people with disabilities and chronic illness to reach their best function and health, and to adapt to an altered lifestyle.
  • Respiratory Therapist
    Respiratory therapists help treat and restore function for patients with airway and breathing problems.