Centers & Services

Rehabilitation Center

A Team Approach to Rehabilitation

Every minute of every day, someone experiences a medical trauma that changes their ability to function as before. Stroke, injury to the brain, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic traumas and other disabling conditions leave families looking for help to care for their loved ones.

That is why Thibodaux Regional Rehabilitation Center was established with both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Our mission is to improve quality of life and maximize a person's ability to perform daily tasks. We assist patients in developing new skills, relearning skills that were lost and making adjustments in their everyday lives.

A Continuum of Care

Thibodaux Regional Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Follow-up surveys are completed after discharge from the Inpatient Unit to make sure the patient is functioning well in their discharge setting. Patients benefit from this continuum of care that exists from the inpatient to the outpatient setting.

Team Approach

The inpatient rehab team at Thibodaux Regional Rehabilitation Center is led by Dr. Allen Vander. Together with a dedicated team of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, case management and rehab techs, a personalized treatment plan is developed for each patient. Staff members monitor each patient's progress weekly and set goals with input from the patient and family.

Depending on the needs of the patient, therapies consist of functional mobility, self-care skills such as dressing and bathing, memory and problem solving skills, coping with their disability, and vocational training when necessary. Skills and strategies are taught to help patients get the maximum return of their abilities.

Thanks to the personal attention and team approach provided by Thibodaux Regional Rehabilitation Center, countless people in our community have regained their ability to live comfortably with full functional ability.

Inpatient Services

The Inpatient Program is a comprehensive program for patients who are medically stable but continue to need physical assistance. To qualify for inpatient rehabilitation, a patient must require two therapy disciplines, such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy and be able to participate in at least three hours of treatment a day. Our unit strives to provide the best and most up-to-date therapy in the area. For ten consecutive reviews, our unit has received the highest accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

CARF Accredited

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation program has received the highest level of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The inpatient facility has demonstrated that it meets the high quality standards established by CARF and that we are committed to always improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving our community.

The Inpatient Rehabilitation program is also accredited as a Stroke Specialty Program, demonstrating Thibodaux Regional's leadership in providing high quality stroke care.

For more information on our inpatient rehabilitation services, please call 985-493-4435.

Outpatient Services

The Outpatient Program offers comprehensive services for neurological, orthopedic, industrial, speech, hand, women's health, orthotic/prosthetic, pediatric, wound care, and other rehabilitation needs. The Rehabilitation Center's Outpatient Program is one of the few programs in the region that offers all three disciplines (physical, speech and occupational therapy) in one facility.

In addition, Aquatic Therapy is also offered by the Center. Water resistance, rather than weights, is used to help patients after injury or for those with chronic illness. Aquatic Therapy can make treatment and exercise less painful, and as a result, more successful, leading to improved quality of life.

Comprehensive Services

Our inpatient and outpatient staff are experienced in assisting patients with a variety of illnesses or injuries including the following areas:

Neurological Disorders:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Injury to the brain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury

Degenerative Neurological Disorders:

  • Guillain Barre
  • Muscular Distrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Other progressive neurological impairments

Orthopedic Conditions:

  • Multiple trauma
  • Hip fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Neck and back strain/sprain
  • Hand injuries
  • Shoulder and knee injuries
  • Amputations
  • Joint involvement secondary to arthritis
  • Generalized de-conditioning

Admission Criteria

Patients can be referred for an inpatient rehabilitation stay by their doctor, home health nurse or therapist, family or anyone associated with the patient who feels our services could be beneficial.

Inpatient Criteria:

  • Must require the intervention of multiple therapy disciplines
  • Will benefit from an intense rehabilitation service; a minimum of 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Must reasonably be able to actively participate in the program and make significant progress
  • Must require physician supervision by a rehabilitation physician
  • Must require an intensive and coordinated interdisciplinary approach to providing rehabilitation

Outpatient Criteria:

  • A physician's prescription is needed for outpatient services.

For more information about our rehabilitation services call (985) 493-4731 for inpatient services, or (985) 493-4782 for outpatient services.