Memorial Satilla Health's Rehabilitation Center helps patients overcome functional limitations brought on by injury or illness. We recognize the importance of returning to normal activities as soon as possible. Rehabilitation is a combination of medical care, therapy and education. We provide hands-on care in applying the latest techniques and technologies. Our program is designed to help in areas such as strokes, orthopedic fractures, joint replacements, amputations, back injuries, and neuromuscular disorders.

Should any medical complications occur during your rehabilitation, emergency services are available at Memorial Satilla Health ER to treat any urgent needs and provide continuity of care. Upon admission, all patients at Memorial Satilla Health's Rehabilitation Center enjoy private rooms and baths to assure privacy and provide rest after your therapy.

When facing the challenge of rehabilitation, you are not alone. Our social workers meet with you and your family throughout treatment, discussing your discharge goals and providing assistance in making whatever adjustments are necessary for home and family life.

We also offer support to you and your family/caregiver through various support groups during your stay. Your key to success is to remain motivated and participate in therapies. If a patient elects not to participate, arrangements will be made for another level of care. For more information, please call 912-338-7200.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) restores maximum physical functioning and enables the individual to return to an active life as quickly as possible. The aim of a PT program is to restore movement and function, relieve pain, and prevent further illness and injury. Physical therapists evaluate and treat problems with moving, balance, strength, and conditioning. PT can be beneficial for people who have problems caused by burns, cancer, chronic pain, general rehabilitation issues, and balance disorders.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) helps the individual maximize independence and safety in daily living in the areas of self-care, leisure, and work. OT is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy gives people the "skills for the job of living" that are needed for independent and satisfying lives. Services typically include customized treatment programs aimed at improving abilities to carry out the activities of daily living, comprehensive evaluation of home and job environments and recommendations on necessary adaptation, and guidance for family members and caregivers.

Speech/Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy helps a person improve communication and cognitive abilities as well as build confidence and greater independence. Dedicated to providing quality Speech Therapy Services, the therapists develop individualized programs to meet the needs of each patient. Our therapists can not only help you recover your language and cognitive skills but can teach you alternative ways to communicate, if needed. Speech therapy can also help if you have difficulty swallowing.

The Outpatient Therapy Department is located at 2004 Pioneer St. For more information, call (912) 287-2761.