Roper Rehabilitation Hospital

Roper RehabIf your patients are suffering from the debilitating effects of a stroke, spinal cord, or brain injury, the Roper Rehabilitation Hospital (RRH) can help them reach their highest level of independence – and return more of them to their homes faster. (83% of RRH patients return to their homes versus an institutional setting last year.)

The only hospital in the Lowcountry and one of only five in South Carolina to be awarded the Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation accreditation, RRH is also one of only two in the state to be awarded the Stroke Specialty accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

RRH therapists are certified in brain injury, neuro-developmental training, driving assessment, and neuro-IFRA. All nurses are encouraged to sit for the rehabilitation certification for nursing. And, more than 80% of eligible registered nurses are certified in rehabilitation nursing.

Beyond stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, RRH also provides services for:

  • Congenital (birth) deformities
  • Amputation
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Neurological disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barre, Parkinson’s, etc.)
  • Fractures (hip, pelvic, etc.)
  • Burns
  • Active, polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis & seronegative arthropathies
  • Severe or advanced osteoarthritis
  • Knee or hip joint replacement (bilateral, patient at least 85 years of age, or Body Mass Index of 50 or greater or knee or hip joint of single total)
  • Hip replacement due to hip fracture

In addition, RRH’s Center for Spinal Cord Injury is the first program in the state and one of only 27 other facilities nationally to offer the innovative ReWalk exoskeleton technology. This technology helps patients retrain muscles for mobility recovery and will also be used for research with spinal cord injury patients.

ReWalk is a device that provides individuals with user-initiated mobility through the integration of a light, wearable, support brace suit, a computer-based control system and motion sensors. Using crutches for support, ReWalk allows patients to walk, stand, sit, and climb stairs.

For more information about RRH, visit the website.

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