Areas of Care

Rehabilitative Services Ensuring a full and speedy recovery

Orthopedic procedures at EJGH have earned practically every honor possible including being dubbed a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Care.

Our Total Joint Replacement Program includes pre-surgery classes to educate the patient on how to maximize the results of their surgery as well as post-surgical rehab and a temporary membership at our Wellness Center to ensure the fullest possible recovery. With comprehensive rehabilitation & therapy, Metairie, LA area patients can move towards a full recovery.

Visit East Jefferson General Hospital for advanced rehabilitation and therapy on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Metairie, LA is home to several healthcare facilities, but you can count on us to serve residents from the entire New Orleans metro area, including the North Shore, Jefferson Parish, as well as the surrounding River Parishes. Contact us to learn more about our physical rehabilitation practices.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

East Jefferson General Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation offers a 24 bed, all private room facility to patients recovering from illness and injury. Our program has been accredited eight consecutive times by the Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, has been recognized as an ANCC Magnet Hospital, 1st in Louisiana and is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission. Our rehab team offers you and your family personalized care in an effort to help you maximize your independence and reach your goals.

Our individualized treatment plans provide at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week. In addition to our 7,700 square foot gym, our specialized gym area known as Independence Lane replicates a home like setting. It houses a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor area, raised porch and car. Independence Lane offers different flooring textures and environments, helping prepare patients to return home safely.

Pre-Admission Qualifying Criteria:

  • The patient will require the active and ongoing therapeutic intervention of multiple therapy disciplines (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, or prosthetics/orthotics), one of which will be physical or occupational therapy.
  • The patient will require an intensive rehabilitation therapy program consisting of at least 3 hours of therapy per day, at least 5 days per week or at least 15 hours of intensive rehabilitation therapy within a 7 consecutive day period.
  • The patient can reasonably be expected to actively participate in, and benefit significantly from, the intensive rehabilitation therapy program at the time of admission.
  • The patient requires physician supervision by a rehabilitation physician to assess the patient both medically and functionally, as well as to modify the course or treatment as needed.
  • The patient requires an intensive and coordinated interdisciplinary approach to providing rehabilitation.

The Rehab Team Includes:

  • Rehab Physician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Rehab Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Admission Liaison
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Pastoral Care
  • Psychologist (will consult when appropriate)

Other Services Offered:

  • Family training and conferences
  • Pet therapy
  • Car transfer training
  • Orthotics/prosthetics
  • Big and Loud therapy for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
  • VitalStim for treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Neuro-Developmental treatment
  • Community resource referrals including prescription assistance and education for patient and family
  • Monthly community stroke support group

After discharge, East Jefferson General Hospital offers an array of services to assist in continued recovery, which includes outpatient therapy, Bioness, driving evaluations and therapeutic programs at the Wellness Center.


Outpatient Rehabilitation

At the East Jefferson General Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Services Department, we strive to offer the highest level of personal care along with state-of-the-art techniques and facilities.

With that in mind, we strive to ensure each patient can reach their fullest potential both quickly and safely.

Our staff can handle almost any rehab needs from manual therapy to dry needling and everything in between. With an extensive gym and top-of-the-line equipment, EJGH employs more certified therapist than most stand-alone facilities in the area.

Appointments are made around your schedule, so call today and find out what EJGH Outpatient Rehabilitation can do for you!

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy

  • Orthopedic Care and Rehab – specialized treatment focusing on care of the orthopedic patient.
  • Sport Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on the care of the athlete and return to sports activity.
  • Manual Therapy – manual techniques focusing on soft tissue injuries, spine and imbalances. This includes McKenzie techniques,
  • Vestibular rehab – specialized treatment focusing on care of the patient with problems with balance, coordination or conditions that are causing these.
  • Neurological Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on care of the neurologically involved patient, which includes stroke, TBI, etc.
  • ASTYM/Graston – specialized soft tissue techniques to alleviate injuries to the soft tissueand increase recovery.
  • Kinesiotaping – specialized taping techniques to promote proper muscle balance and alleviate soft tissue pain and injuries.
  • Aquatic Therapy – specialized therapy in warm pool setting addressing needs that cannot be done on land.
  • Dry Needling – a technique in which a solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knotcs, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.

Occupational Therapy

  • Driving Evaluations – specialized program to assess patients ability to safely drive.
  • Low Vision – treatment techniques to assist in addressing patients deficits with low vision problems they are having.
  • Lymphedema – specialized treatment techniques to address Breast Cancer patients rehab needs and facilitate improvement and function post-mastectomy.
  • Hand Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on orthopedic issues related to the upper extremity.
  • Neurological Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on care of the neurologically involved patient, which includes stroke, TBI, etc

Speech Therapy

  • Vital Stim – specialized treatment techniques utilizing electrical stimulation to promote functional swallowing and assist in developing muscle activity.
  • Speech/Language therapy – specialized treatment focusing on speech development of patients with deficits in this area.
  • Cognitive Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on re-learning cognitive task.

What Patients Have to Say

“I actually feared the rehab part more than my surgery but once I got here I grew to look forward to my sessions. They motivated me and made the process easy to succeed.”

“I have had other knee surgeries and rehabbed elsewhere. The facilities and therapists at EJ are heads and shoulders above everyone else I have used.”

“Our family has used EJ for physical therapy and occupational therapy. In every instance they were professional and explained everything so well that it made the rehab go by more easily.”

“Looking back now at how far I’ve come in my rehab, I admit I would have never believed I would be this far along and walking this well so soon.”

“As an athlete, my goals were to not only get back on the field but to be as fast and explosive as I was before then injury. EJ Rehab helped me accomplish all those goals.”