Karen Wilhite OTR/L, Senior Director of Rehab

Department: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Karen Wilhite OTR/L, Senior Director of Rehab

The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point is an important component of the healthcare continuum, providing occupational, physical and speech therapy services. The state-of-the-art facility provides both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through an interdisciplinary team of professionals.

Short term rehabilitative services include physical, speech, and occupational therapy; indoor and outdoor aqua therapy pools, a full-size occupational therapy suite and beautiful outdoor transition therapy paths. Specialized programs for dysphagia, pain management, stroke and low vision are also offered.

A leading-edge approach focuses on successful functional outcomes that maximize recovery from post-surgical and complex medical issues, helping residents reach their maximum potential and level of function. Post-operative care is available for orthopedics, cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, and other specialties, including stroke and memory care, dysphagia, pain management and low vision.

The therapy gym contains a wide range of equipment designed in a circular shape to build camaraderie and motivate residents to engage in the rehab process. Private treatment rooms are also available as needed.

An occupational therapy suite features a full kitchen, bathroom and bedroom to practice “activities of daily living” in preparation for a safe discharge home. Two aquatic therapy pools, heated to 92 degrees, include underwater treadmills and a lift for those unable to use stairs.

Appointments for therapy are made through one’s primary physician. Upon receipt of a doctor’s prescription, the therapy team will call each patient to schedule appointments.

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