Acute rehabilitation services

Recovery from serious illness or injury often requires intense physical, occupational and speech therapy. Once a patient is discharged from the hospital, this intensive level of therapy may best take place in an inpatient rehabilitation unit such as Providence Acute Rehabilitation Center (PARC) in Portland. Acute rehabilitation services are also available in southern Oregon at Providence Medical Medical Center.

Providence Acute Rehabilitation Center (PARC)
The 21-bed comprehensive care and rehabilitation center located on the 4th floor (4K) of Providence Portland Medical Center offers specialized therapy for patients recovering from:  

  • Stroke
  • Neurological conditions
  • Head injury
  • Amputation
  • Orthopedic conditions, including joint replacement
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Catastrophic illness
  • Congenital disorders
  • Multiple trauma

At PARC, doctors and a highly skilled team of therapists strive together to help patients regain quality of life after a life-altering medical event.

Through effective therapy and compassionate care, Providence Acute Rehabilitation Center (PARC) helps patients:  

Regain self-confidence
Improve functional skills  
Achieve maximum physical, cognitive, language and psychosocial skills

Achieving Success through Teamwork

Teamwork is key to successful recovery. At PARC, patients are at the center of the team.

With their doctors’ guidance, patients set goals for recovery. The referring doctor and a physiatrist (a doctor specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation) oversee each patient’s therapy.

In one-on-one therapy and group sessions, the PARC staff helps patients achieve their goals.

The PARC staff includes:

  • Physiatrist
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech pathologist
  • Therapeutic recreation specialist
  • Dietitian
  • Orthotist
  • Psychologist 
  • Social worker
  • Chaplain

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