Our rehabilitation experts will help you regain mobility and return to your lifestyle.

It is common to lose mobility or flexibility after surgery or treatment, or with certain medical conditions. Our physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists administer individualized care – helping you return to your life activities and independence after physical injury, illness or disease.

Southwest Rehab provides inpatient rehabilitation care at Yuma Regional Medical Center and offers lymphedema and speech therapy services at our Cancer Center. Our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation location offers medically supervised outpatient services to patients with cardiac conditions to help them return to a healthy, active lifestyle.

In addition, Yuma Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliation of Encompass Health and Yuma Regional Medical Center, is a freestanding 41-bed acute rehab facility that offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services and serves residents of Yuma and Imperial Counties.

Conditions and Services

For your optimal recovery, your provider may recommend rehabilitative services for these and other conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Birth Defects and Genetic Disorders
  • Chronic Pain, including Back or Neck Pain and Neuropathy
  • Degenerative Disorders, including Muscular Dystrophy
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Heart Disease or Heart Attack
  • Injuries and Trauma, including Burns, Fractures, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Damage to Muscles, Ligaments, Tendons or Cartilage
  • Lymphedema
  • Loss of Limb
  • Major Surgeries, including Joint Replacements
  • Neurological Disorders, including Parkinson’s Disease
  • Physical Disabilities or Limitations
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Infection
  • Side Effects from Medical Treatments, such as Cancer Treatments
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo

Yuma Regional’s full range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services include, but are not limited to:

This medically supervised program for outpatients is designed to optimize physical, psychological and social functioning for those with cardiac conditions and help you return to a healthy, active lifestyle.

A case manager helps to plan, organize, coordinate, monitor and evaluate services and resources for inpatient rehabilitation patients.

Education and counseling for inpatients helps to provide the tools needed for lifelong dietary changes that will improve and sustain health.

Therapy services are designed to assist in recovery from trauma injuries, joint replacement, amputation and other orthopedic injuries and conditions.

Provided in an outpatient setting, lymphatic manual therapy, compression bandaging and other therapy techniques are performed by specially trained physical therapists to address primary (congenital malformations of the lymphatic system) or secondary lymphedema that may result from removal or radiation of lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment.

Our occupational therapy team is made up of skilled professionals who use research and scientific evidence to create and implement interventions to improve each patient’s quality of life through activities of daily living. Our occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants use task analysis to identify barriers and seek to treat those barriers to restore function, or by adapting or modifying the task demands.

Our skilled physical therapy team cares for inpatients at Yuma Regional Medical Center performing evaluations and establishing plans of care to minimize dysfunction related to surgery, injury or disease. Therapists employ various techniques including exercise and other forms of physical activity to maximize physical function. Physical therapists may also recommend and train clients to use devices or bracing to aid recovery, improve functional performance, reduce pain or protect injured or surgically repaired areas.

Counseling services and other support for inpatients can help in your recovery journey and transition to optimal health.

Rehabilitation nursing care is provided to inpatients at Yuma Regional Medical Center/Southwest Rehab and at Yuma Rehabilitation Hospital.

Respiratory therapists provide care to rehab inpatients to address your individual care needs.

Medical speech-language pathologists work collaboratively with providers and nurses to treat speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders. They work with patients with various disorders, such as brain damage, stroke, seizure or cancer.

Physical therapy, for inpatients or outpatients, can help prevent injury or facilitate recovery from common injuries such as a sprain or strain and/or surgery following an acute sports injury.