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You'll need a referral for rehabilitation services at Virginia Hospital Center. For more information, talk to your doctor or call us at 703.558.6507.

Your Inpatient Rehabilitation Team

Your rehabilitation team at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Virginia Hospital Center may include:

  • Physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors) – Oversee and coordinate your rehabilitative care
  • Clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists – Monitor your mental status, conduct a brief neuropsychological evaluation, and educate patients and families about how changes in neurological status affect thinking skills, emotions and behavior
  • Dietitians – Help you get the nutrition you need to recover
  • Nurses, including Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRNs) – Teach you about medication and self-care, help with pain management and reinforcing techniques learned in therapy
  • Physical therapists (PTs) – Assess your mobility and help you regain function and quality of life
  • Occupational therapists (OTs) – Evaluate and help you improve your ability to perform activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and feeding
  • Pharmacists – Make sure you take medications safely
  • Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) – Diagnose and treat speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing disorders
  • Respiratory therapists – Manage breathing disorders through medication, respirators and chest physical therapy
  • Recreation therapists – Use arts and crafts; drama, music and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to boost your physical, social and emotional well-being
  • Art therapists – Use paint, clay, oil pastels and more to help you enhance your physical, mental and emotion well-being
  • Pet therapists – Bring therapy dogs that help increase healing and provide comfort and love
  • Case managers – Arrange for medical equipment and therapy after discharge, acts as a liaison with your insurance company, and help address economic or social issues impacting your safe transition to home

Stroke Recovery Story

Tiffani Blackwell and her husband

Tiffani was only 31 and newly engaged when she experienced a stroke that left her paralyzed on her right side. Learn about how the stroke rehabilitation team at Virginia Hospital Center helped Tiffani relearn how to walk in time for her wedding 6 months later.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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