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Therapy Services During Hospitalization

Patients who are hospitalized for an urgent medical event or planned surgery may need acute physical therapy during that time. When your doctor orders physical therapy as a part of your care, the team of physical therapists at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio works to improve your functional mobility and strength during your recovery. We also help to determine if you need further physical therapy after your discharge. To help in your at-home recovery process, we make recommendations for equipment, assistance and home modifications.

Conditions Treated

Acute CareOrthopedic



  • Multiple Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Gunshot Wounds

Spine PatientCardiopulmonary



Your customized acute physical therapy services program may include:

  • Assessment and treatment to improve your functional mobility, including sitting on the side of the bed, getting up into a chair, walking and being able to climb stairs.
  • An individualized exercise program to help you increase your strength for improved movement.
  • A focus on preventing complications should you be hospitalized for an extended period of time.
  • Education and family training as needed to help your family learn how to best assist you in your recovery.
  • An examination of your safety and ability to care for yourself.
  • Recommendations for assistance you may need at home and for continued therapy after discharge from the hospital.
  • Recommendations for home modification (outside railings, ramps) and equipment (wheelchair, walker, crutches, cane) that you may need to support your safety and independence.
  • Collaboration with your doctor, nurse, social worker, care coordinator and other therapists to develop the plan best meet your needs.

Quality Care from Highly-Qualified Therapists

Exercise BandYour acute physical therapy team is highly qualified and trained to help you throughout your recovery.

  • Acute physical therapy has an active role in many of the joint commission diagnostic certifications, including such surgeries as total knee and total hip replacements, chronic pulmonary disease, heart attacks and strokes.
  • Our team includes certified brain injury specialists.
  • Several team members are part of the teaching staff in the University of Dayton’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.
  • Many physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students train at our facility under the guidance of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)Off Site Icon credentialed clinical instructors.

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