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The compassionate inpatient therapy team at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is dedicated to helping patients make an optimal recovery.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital provides a wide range of therapy services including physical, occupational and speech therapy.
The therapists at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital are an integral part of the patient’s comprehensive care and work in collaboration with the patients’ healthcare team—including their physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers and dietitians—to ensure the highest quality of care. Our therapists also assist with discharge plans and home modifications, based on prior level-of-function and special care needs.

Home health and outpatient therapy

Often times, therapy is needed when patients leave the hospital.   For outpatient therapy services in a clinic setting, the Prevea Therapy Institute offers services at numerous locations for continued care after the hospital stay.  HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Home Health offers therapy to patients upon hospital discharge to further progress their function in their own home setting. Your physician will discuss the best option for you before you leave the hospital.
Home Health and Outpatient Therapy


Inpatient services

Inpatient Services
Physical therapy
The goal of inpatient physical therapy is to restore normal movement and function after a patient undergoes surgery or suffers from an illness or injury. Our dedicated team of licensed physical therapists uses hands-on treatment, exercise and gait training to help you regain independence. Physical therapy assists with:
  • Restoring normal function, strength and coordination
  • Improving mobility
  • Relieving pain
Inpatient Services
Occupational therapy
Occupational therapy helps prepare patients to successfully perform daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and home care management. Our highly-skilled occupational therapy team will customize a program to help restore function through:
  • Activities of daily living, such as dressing and bathing
  • Range-of-motion, strengthening and coordination exercises
  • Patient and family education and training in equipment needs
  • Vision and memory training
Speech Therapy
Speech therapy
Speech therapy may be involved when your communication, thinking or swallowing has been affected by illness or injury. Our skilled speech therapists are specifically trained to restore, rehabilitate and help patients:
  • Regain speaking, reading and writing abilities
  • Improve a patient’s ability to understand what others are saying 
  • Improve a patient’s thinking, math and memory skills, so they can manage their affairs
  • Improving swallowing skills to a safe level with food and beverages

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation

Acute inpatient rehabilitation helps people who are experiencing a loss of function from injury or illness and need extensive rehabilitation therapy to become as independent as possible. The team specializes in the patient care of stroke, cardio-pulmonary, neurological and traumatic brain injuries.

The 24 bed inpatient acute care rehabilitation unit, located on the 9th floor of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, is the region's only CARF accredited facility within a 90 mile radius. Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve our service and focus on the satisfaction of our patients. Along with our Prevea partner physicians, OakLeaf Clinics - Eau Claire Medical Clinic hospitalists and providers, our team provides the highest level of care all in one location, in the comfort of a hospital-based rehabilitation facility.
Choosing high level medical care close to home is possible.
For more information about our specialized therapy services, call inpatient rehabilitation at 715-717-4361.

Inpatient Rehabilitation