It could be a sudden injury or, perhaps, a serious illness. Whatever brings you to Self Regional healthcare, we’re ready to help. We literally enable people to take their first steps toward recovery, give words to their experiences and mend their delicate hearts and bodies. In fact, our comprehensive rehabilitation services allow us to serve people and businesses throughout the South Carolina Upstate. Self Regional has one of the largest outpatient rehabilitation facilities in the state at its Optimum Life Center, as well as inpatient rehabilitation services and home care.
Our facilities bring the highest level of care to the communities we serve. Now patients can receive treatment from the specialized staff they need in an ideal environment. And all the while, they can remain close to their families, homes and jobs.
Our rehabilitation services include:
The Physical Therapy (PT) program features specialized, state-of-the-art equipment selected with input from area physicians. Skilled therapists provide innovative treatment plans for a wide range of patients who need therapy for neurological, orthopedic, vascular and musculoskeletal conditions or amputations. Our physical therapists are experienced in post-operative orthopedic protocols for joint replacement and other joint repairs, neurological treatment, manual techniques and other treatment options.
The purpose of occupational therapy is to help people regain their highest level of physical and cognitive functioning, whether in their workplace, managing their home, caring for children or enjoying sports or hobbies. Patients with a variety of diagnoses such as brain injury, upper-extremity injuries and reconstructive repairs benefit from OT. Since the use of hands and arms is so crucial, our center offers special concentration on this specialty with certified hand therapists and others offering therapy unsurpassed in this area. Our staff consists of occupational therapists certified in lymphedema treatment. Lymphedema is a chronic swelling of an extremity or part of the body caused by a deficiency in the flow of lymph fluid from the area because of surgical removal of lymph nodes, congenital defect of having too few or impaired lymphatics or lymph nodes or destruction of extensive lymphatic pathways because of trauma, surgery or radiation. Self’s program focuses on continual education and therapist support.
Our speech-language pathology services include identification, evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice and swallowing disorders. Our pathologists use leading edge technology to evaluate and treat many types of disorders and provide services to a population from newborns to the elderly. Some examples of medical conditions that can interfere with communication and/or swallowing are: stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, head and neck cancer, premature birth, genetic problems (e.g. Down syndrome), advancing age, cerebral palsy, breathing problems or severe or long-term illness. With the aid of our specialized therapists, lives are often dramatically improved as people become better able to communicate and/or swallow.
Our Industrial Rehab program offers a range of services designed with local industries in mind. We regularly help physicians and employers determine an employee's working capability. We provide work conditioning – including extensive testing and evaluation, education and structured rehab programs – to help expedite the return to full health and work. We also offer job-site analysis with ergonomic evaluation, education in proper body mechanics and training for employees and supervisors. Through all of our services, employees reap the benefits of greater well-being, while employers protect their most valuable assets. At Self Regional, we bring advanced care closer.
Sensitivity to the needs of children is another quality that distinguishes our Optimum Life Center. Here, a separate gym and treatment areas have been designed for children's specialty care, safety and enjoyment. Therapists certified in treating children offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children of all ages with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay and orthopedic injuries. For maximum benefit, sessions are geared toward therapeutic play so our patients look forward to their therapy.
In our pool designed for aquatic therapy, patients can engage in strengthening, endurance and balance techniques that are often impossible without the weightlessness water provides. The pool has varying levels of depth with handrails and a ramp and lift for easiest patient access. Water temperature is maintained at 90-94 degrees to enhance therapeutic effects. Individualized therapy programs and group classes are offered for those with diagnoses such as Parkinson's and arthritis and also for expectant mothers. Physical therapists and exercise therapists in this area have extensive certifications in the therapies they offer, as well as in water safety.
Our 6,000-square-foot facility offers supervised exercise in one of South Carolina’s most comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programs. This nationally certified program provides state-of-the-art monitoring, resistance training, aerobic equipment and an indoor track. A multidisciplinary approach and education classes help those diagnosed with stable angina, myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure. This includes patients recovering from coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, heart transplant surgery, angioplasty or other heart procedures. Our highly trained staff of registered nurses, exercise specialists, respiratory therapists, a registered dietician, pharmacist and a vocational rehabilitation counselor practice under the supervision of the patient’s primary medical doctor, cardiologist and/or surgeon.
The rehab program goes through various phases. The first phase involves educational sessions and minimal exercise while the patient is still in the hospital. Then, an outpatient phase begins as early as a few days after the person is discharged from the hospital and lasts up to three months. Patients come to the Cardiac Rehab center three times a week to exercise. The final phases are minimally supervised and are for maintenance purposes.
Perhaps nothing is more devastating to one’s quality of life than losing the ability to breathe easily. Fortunately, we can often help those with chronic lung impairment lessen symptoms and enhance their ability to perform daily activities. Our multidisciplinary team of respiratory therapists, registered nurses, exercise specialists and a registered dietician work with patients referred by their physicians. Monitored, progressive exercise sessions in combination with education classes help patients achieve the best possible clinical outcome. This nationally certified program shares space with the Cardiac Rehab program on the first floor of the Optimum Life Center. The program consists of between 24 and 36 sessions, which are three times a week. The first two weeks begin with education classes, followed by monitored exercises.
Home Health Services provides skilled medical care in the comfort of home. It’s a convenient, cost-effective alternative to traditional inpatient hospital care and is provided under the supervision of a physician.
Our comprehensive services include skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, nursing assistants, social work, occupational therapy and nutritional guidance. We also provide family support and education to keep loved ones involved in the care process. To learn more about Home Health, click here.