Rehabilitation Department

rehabilitationOutpatient Appointments in Bonners Ferry: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Check In at the Admitting Reception Desk in the Outpatient Clinic off Comanche Street

To make an appointment call:
(208) 267-3141 ext 4276

Boundary Community Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Our goal is to help our patients reach their maximum level of quality of life and independence in mobility, communication, and living skills.

We see patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

FOTO® Outcomes Excellence Award for Clinic Quality in Orthopedic Therapy

Read more about it (June 2016): Rehabilitation Department Recognized for Excellence

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists help patients regain their movement, strength, coordination, and overall function after surgery or injury. We offer therapeutic exercise programs, gait training, coordination, and balance training. We also use several techniques and modalities to decrease pain and swelling and promote tissue healing. Patients visit us for physical trauma or injury, arthritis, post-surgery, neurological conditions, orthopedic conditions, developmental delays, postural problems, and more. We have therapists who are specialized and certified in the McKenzie technique for back and neck injuries, the Bobath/NDT method for stroke rehabilitation, and lymph edema treatment.

Physical Therapy focus for both trauma and post-surgery clients.

  • Backs
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Necks

State-of-the-Art equipment allows our therapists to choose the best methods and techniques to aid in your recovery.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapist helps patients to safely and independently perform activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing and dressing when the patient requires retraining in these basic life skills. Hand therapy for problems such as arthritis, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and injuries of the hand and wrist such as sprains or fractures are available. For children who are developmentally delayed, we provide sensory integration, along with fine motor training to improve hand function and writing skills.

  • Occupational Therapy focus
  • Hand and Wrist Rehabilitation
  • Both trauma and post-surgery clients.

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapist is Rob Aronow. He has a Master’s Degree and over 20 years of experience working with children and adults of all ages with speech, language, communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders. He evaluates and designs specific treatment plans to address each patient’s individual needs. These treatment plans can focus on developmental sound production, voice, comprehension skills, cognition, memory and learning as well as training and education of family and caregivers. For patients with swallowing disorders, he works closely with the patient and caregivers on improving strength and function of the muscles for swallowing as well as development of effective swallow strategies and food/ liquid modification to insure safe swallowing. Rob is more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the services provided to help you or a loved one. Feel free to give him a call anytime at 208 267-3141 ext 4358.

  • Speech Therapy focus
  • Children with speech difficulties.
  • Adults with swallow and speech difficulties following strokes.
  • Includes working with diet for food consistency for swallowing.

Inpatient Services for Acute Care and Extended Care Patients

Our inpatient program focuses on short and medium term rehabilitation. We work with patients in Acute Care, the Swing-beds and the Extended Care Facility. Typically, rehabilitation is needed after certain surgeries such as hip and knee replacements. Rehabilitation is also available for stroke, neurological problems, and other issues. Therapies are available six days per week.

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