We provide specialized rehabilitative services to our patients in the communities we serve. We often see patients who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions.
LiteGait® is a gait training device that our staff uses to help patients comfortably walk in an environment free from falls. The system simultaneously provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and helps in the training of lower body movement.
Its unique harness design creates and ideal environment for treating our patients who may have a wide range of impairments and ability levels. By allowing an increase or decrease in the weight-bearing load on the weaker side of the body, we may be able to begin gait training earlier in the rehabilitation process and at a lower weight-bearing level.
Useful in retraining patients with dysphagia, a condition that causes difficulties when swallowing, VitalStim® retrains the muscles needed to complete the swallowing process through specially designed electrodes attached to the patient’s neck. A small current stimulates motor nerves, causing the muscles in the neck to contract for improved swallowing. Repeated therapy helps to gradually retrain the muscle groups to complete the swallowing process.
Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS)
Deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation (DPNS) is a noninvasive, electrical stimulation therapy for people with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
Recognized in the Nation’s Top 10%
Northern Utah Rehabilitation Hospital has been ranked by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation research, a component of the U.S. Department of Education. It ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient, and timely.
Through UDSMR, our hospitals collaborate with our peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients. This helps us elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States.