Dr. Gina Armstrong, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist in Traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, joins Kathy and Doug to help us understand the role of rehabilitation for post-surgery, post accident or just plain overcoming weakness.
Rehabilitation medicine is a specialty that focuses on patients at their most dire times, to assist in increasing quality of life and return to functional capabilities.
Dr. Armstrong is the medical director at Bay Area Rehabilitation Hospital in Webster, Texas. Bay Area Rehab is a new, state of the art facility in Webster, Texas that specializes in providing a highly specialized 45 bed, in-patient acute rehabilitation hospital, with a unique 14 bed secured traumatic brain injury unit as well as outpatient rehabilitative services. Patients undergo a more intense rehabilitation program of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy to improve their mobility and independence for returning home in the community. Referrals can be made by family members, caregivers, physicians, and patients themselves coming from home, physician offices, hospitals, and nursing homes. For more information you can call Bay Area Rehabilitation Hospital at 832-224-9500.