Defining Medical Rehabilitation

At Parham Doctors' Hospital, our goal is to provide the highest quality rehabilitation services to each and every one of our patients. Our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals strives to provide treatment in a caring and compassionate manner that respects and adheres to the principles of individual differences, patient confidentiality and holistic healthcare.

The Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Center at Parham Doctors’ Hospital has long been recognized as a community leader in the rehabilitation of patients with physical limitations secondary to stroke, trauma, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries and surgery, amputations, chronic pain, cardiac and pulmonary disorders, and other neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Parham Doctors’ Hospital is Richmond’s premier location for rehabilitation. We offer intensive therapies to help you achieve your best quality of life, as quickly as possible. Our caring professionals provide you with the tools and treatment to maximize independence, mobility, thinking, and leisure skills.

The Amputee program provides traditional, hands-on interventions, to ease the trauma resulting from amputation and to help individuals adapt both physically and emotionally to necessary lifestyle changes.

The team’s interdisciplinary approach to care ensures comprehensive and coordinated treatment so that patients reach their highest level of physical, emotional, and psychological ability.

The program provides training to prepare patients and their families for rehab discharge, to help coordinate equipment needs and home modification, and to provide information on lifetime health and wellness resources.

Injury to the head is one of the most feared complications of car and bicycle accidents and other forms of trauma, because it can lead to temporary or permanent impairment of brain function. In many cases, complete recovery does occur, but only after months or even years of rehabilitation services.

Rehabilitation for a brain injury usually focuses around relearning skills you may have lost because of the injury. Relearning these skills will be complemented by a daily plan of different activities. These activities give you opportunities to relearn and practice. Education begins on the first day of rehabilitation and continues throughout the process.

Typical diagnoses for the cardiac program could include myocardial infarction, stable angina, following coronary bypass, heart valve surgery, after angioplasty and/or stenting.

Typical medical diagnoses for the pulmonary program include asthma, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary rehabilitation, lung transplantation, and before and after lung volume reduction surgery.

Neurological rehabilitation can include treatment after a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, spinal stenosis, brain tumors, Guillain-Barre Disease/Syndrome, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease.

The bones of the back are called the vertebrae. A vertebral fracture is a break in one of these bones. A vertebral compression fracture occurs when the front part of the bone is squeezed or compressed.

Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term adult disability, affecting approximately 795,000 people each year in the United States. Stroke is an injury to the brain that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted. Blood carries oxygen which is necessary for all cells in the body to survive. The brain has one of the highest demands for oxygen. In fact, cells in the brain start to die if they are without oxygen-rich blood for more than a few minutes. The death of these brain cells can result in permanent brain damage.

Special Services

In addition to the treatment therapies we provide, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Parham Doctors’ Hospital offers myriad services to our patients and their families as they embark on their return-to-wellness journey. These services include:

  • Family and caregiver education and training
  • Support group for stroke survivors
  • Peer visitors
  • Community resources
  • Pain management and relaxation therapy groups
  • Pet/animal-assisted therapy
  • Beauty salon
  • Medical Director and physicians for physical medicine

Our Team

In addition to the treatment therapies we provide, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Parham Doctors’ Hospital offers myriad services to our patients and their families as they embark on their return-to-wellness journey. These services include:

  • Roger Giordano, MD - Medical Director
  • Alicia Ancarrow, PT, MSHA - Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Lindsey Tompkins, RN - Clinical Coordinator
  • Anne Broadhead - Physical Therapy Supervisor

Additional Resources

At the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Parham Doctors' Hospital, we strive to provide our patients with the most updated and robust information. These details, videos, and educational content are available in the below noted drop-down menus.

Inpatient Rehabilitation in Depth

Inpatient Rehabilitation Overview

What to Bring to the Hospital

Neurological Rehabilitation

Brain Dysfunction Overview

Virtual Tour