Bridged Rehab Program

The Spalding ‘Bridged Rehab Program’ is highly specialized multidisciplinary rehabilitation focused on patients that have recently been discharged from inpatient/acute rehabilitation or patients who would benefit from intensive rehabilitation services. Patients who are admitted into the program no longer require continuous medical and nursing supervision, however, the program is medically directed by a physiatrist.

Conditions We Treat in the Bridge Rehab Program

  • Difficulty walking or moving around
  • Frequent falls or difficulty with balance
  • Dizziness and/or vision changes
  • Difficulty completing daily living activities (e.g. grooming, bathing, dressing, cooking, shopping, etc.)
  • Difficulty in moving arms or hands
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Difficulty expressing wants, needs, and/or ideas
  • Difficulty with attention, memory, and/or planning


Outpatient services are available 5 days per week. Meals are not provided to the patients but snacks will be offered during their rest breaks between therapy sessions. Patients typically will be enrolled in the morning track (8 A.M. – 12 P.M.) or afternoon track (1 P.M.-5 P.M.). The amount of days per week the patient attends the program are always individualized.

The Bridged Rehab program can range from a minimum of one week, up to eight weeks, or beyond, with individual goals dictating the length of the program.

Therapies and Services

Bridged Rehab is an individualized program which is medically prescribed. Services are provided in open gyms, private treatment areas, outdoor treatment spaces and other appropriate space within the Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital campus.

Each patient receives a specialized nurse screening and an integrated, collaborative therapy plan which can include the following therapy disciplines:

Occupational Therapy

  • Daily living activities
  • Neurological rehab
  • Cognitive rehab
  • Therapeutic exercise

Physical Therapy

  • Balance and walking
  • Vestibular rehab
  • Neurological rehab
  • Range of motion
  • Therapeutic exercise

Speech Language Pathology

  • Swallowing
  • Expression of needs and ideas
  • Attention
  • Memory and planning