Trident Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit helps patients overcome functional limitations brought on by injury or illness. We recognize the importance of returning to normal activities as soon as possible. Rehabilitation is a combination of medical care, therapy and education. We provide hands-on care in applying the latest techniques and technologies.

During your stay, you will receive the highest level of medical treatment possible. Our program is designed to help in areas such as strokes, orthopedic fractures, amputations, back injuries, trauma and neuromuscular disorders.

All patients at Trident Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation enjoy private rooms and baths to assure privacy and provide rest following therapy.

Should any medical complications occur during your rehabilitation, acute care hospital services are available at Trident Medical Center to treat any urgent needs and provide continuity of care.

Treatment team

Depending on your individual needs, a therapy program will be designed to help you achieve independence as soon as possible. A team of professionals will be assigned to you to focus on your limitations and provide a minimum of three hours of therapy a day, six days a week.

Physician services

Trident Medical Center is experienced in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as other specialties including neurology and internal medicine.

We will work with you to:

  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Reduce and eliminate pain
  • Increase strength
  • Learn to use a walker or cane
  • Develop transfer techniques

We will work with you to:

  • Improve strength and coordination involving upper body extremities
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Improve daily living activities such as bathing and dressing
  • Develop transfer skills

We will help you focus on:

  • Cognitive skills
  • Swallowing
  • Communication
  • Memory
  • Daily living activities

A specially-trained rehabilitation nurse will help you with:

  • Transfers
  • Medications (please bring a list of all home medications)
  • Skin care
  • Nutrition
  • Safety
  • Education for you and your family

Your individual needs

When facing the challenge of rehabilitation, you are not alone. Our social workers meet with you and your family throughout treatment, discussing your discharge goals and providing assistance in making whatever adjustments are necessary for home and family life.

We also offer support to you and your family/caregiver through various support groups during your stay. Your key to success is to remain motivated and participate with therapies. If a patient elects not to participate, arrangements will be made for another level of care.

There may be occasions where your physician recommends a family member attend a training session with you.

Hospital stay information

When checking in, we recommend that a family member accompany you to the hospital. We do allow a family member to stay overnight if needed. Please bring the following items:

  • Shirts/blouses with button fronts or pullovers that fit easily over the head
  • Underwear
  • Insurance cards
  • Seasonal outerwear
  • Pajamas and/or a robe and slippers
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Comfortable pants, sweatpants or a sweat suite
  • Corrective devices like dentures, glasses, hearing aids, etc.
  • Monday – Saturday: Noon – 1:00pm and 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sunday/Holidays: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Served at:

  • 7:30am
  • Noon
  • 5:00pm

Have mail sent to:

Trident Medical Center
Rehabilitation Center
(Patient’s Name)
9300 Medical Plaza Drive
Charleston, SC 29406

These are provided free of charge except for premium channels and long distance calls.

Outpatient services

Outpatient rehabilitation services are available and may be recommended for patients who have been discharged from our inpatient program. Individuals who do not require the intensity of the inpatient program may be candidates as well for outpatient therapy.