Rehabilitation centers in Charleston, SC

Trident Health System's physical therapy and rehabilitation services help patients overcome functional limitations brought on by injury or illness. We provide hands-on care in applying the latest techniques and technologies in medical care, therapy and education so that you can get back to living a normal, healthy life.

To speak with a rehabilitation specialist, you can schedule an appointment.

Inpatient rehabilitation program

If you're recovering from serious surgery, illness, or injury and need an intensive rehabilitation therapy program, our doctors and therapists work together to help you get back to living your life as soon as possible.

Our program is designed to help patients recover from strokes, orthopedic fractures, amputations, back injuries, trauma and neuromuscular disorders. A team of professionals will be assigned to you to focus on your needs and provide a minimum of three hours of therapy a day, six days a week.

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

If 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.

Inpatient rehab support and resources

When facing the challenge of inpatient rehab, 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 help 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.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy works to alleviate pain and gain strength and mobility. As part of your physical therapy program, 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

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy aims to improve the motor skills you need to perform everyday tasks. We will help 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

Speech and language therapy

Our speech-language pathologists offer comprehensive speech, language and swallowing services, located on the Trident Medical Center campus. We demonstrate compassionate care to each person, developing a program that meets their individual needs.

Pediatric speech therapy

Trident Speech Therapy Services treats pediatric patients with speech and language disorders, including:

  • Developmental disorders
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Associated syndromes
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Stuttering disorders
  • Voice disorders

Adult speech therapy

Evaluations and therapy available for adults who have speech, language and swallowing problems resulting from:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Diseases such as muscular dystrophy
  • Head injury
  • Hearing impairments
  • Laryngectomy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stuttering disorders
  • Voice and resonance disorders

We will help you focus on:

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

Pelvic floor rehabilitation

Our specially trained physical therapist can help women with urogynecologic conditions such as weakened pelvic muscles. This condition may cause problems with bladder and bowel control. In some cases, exercises targeting the pelvic floor can help reduce symptoms.

Rehabilitation nursing

A specially trained rehabilitation nurse can help you with:

  • Education for you and your family
  • Medications
  • Nutrition
  • Safety
  • Skincare
  • Transfers

Outpatient rehabilitation services

Outpatient rehabilitation services are available at both Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center and may be recommended for patients who have been discharged from our inpatient program. Patients who don't need the intensity of the inpatient program may also be candidates for outpatient therapy.