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Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Specialized Therapy Programs

Visit our hospital for one-of-a-kind rehabilitation and therapy designed specifically for one-of-a-kind you. We are conveniently located in Metairie but serve residents all over New Orleans metro area, including the North Shore, Jefferson Parish, and the surrounding River Parishes. We know life can be hectic so we offer appointments around your schedule.

Orthopedic procedures at East Jefferson General Hospital have earned numerous honors including being named a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Care. Our Total Joint Replacement Program includes pre-surgery classes and post-surgical rehab. Pre-surgery classes educate patients on how to maximize the results of their surgery and post-surgical rehab ensures the most complete recovery possible. Our rehabilitation services include a temporary membership to our Wellness Center which includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment and individualized fitness programs.

Inpatient rehabilitation

Our inpatient rehabilitation facility includes 24 private bedrooms for patients recovering from illness and injury. Our tailored treatment plans provide at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week. Our program has been accredited since 1991 by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and received the Stroke Specialty Program accreditation in 2018. East Jefferson General Hospital has been recognized as an ANCC Magnet Hospital, the 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 to help you maximize your independence and reach your goals.

Our little something extra

In addition to our 7,700 square foot gym our patients receive therapy in a familiar setting known as Independence Lane. Independence Lane replicates a home-like environment which includes a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor area, raised porch, and a full-sized car. This home away from home even features different flooring textures and surroundings for our patients to practice everyday activities. Our goal is to help you create a future you can look forward to and get back to the life that you love, safely.

Want more information or to see if you qualify for our inpatient rehabilitation? Call 504.503.5576.

Outpatient rehabilitation

East Jefferson General Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Services offers you the highest level of personalized care. We strive to help you can reach your fullest potential quickly and safely.

We are ready to assist with all your rehabilitation needs including manual therapy, dry needling, and everything in between. With an extensive gym and top-of-the-line equipment, East Jefferson General Hospital employs more certified therapists than most stand-alone facilities in the area.

Appointments are made around your schedule, so call today and find out what our Outpatient Rehabilitation team 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 tissue and increase recovery.
  • Kinesiotaping – specialized taping techniques to promote proper muscle balance and alleviate soft tissue pain and injuries.
  • Aquatic Therapy – specialized therapy in a 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 knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.
  • Big and Loud – specialized therapy focusing on the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

Occupational therapy

  • Low Vision – treatment techniques to assist patients with low vision.
  • Lymphedema – specialized treatment techniques for Breast Cancer patients which facilitate improvement and function post-mastectomy.
  • Neurological Therapy – treatment focusing on patients in which their injury or illness has affected their neurological system. This includes stroke, TBI, and more.
  • Speech Therapy
  • Vital Stim – treatment which utilizes electrical stimulation to promote functional swallowing and assist in developing muscle activity.
  • Speech/Language therapy – treatment focusing on speech development.
  • Cognitive Therapy – treatment focusing on re-learning cognitive tasks.

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.”

Director of Therapy Services
Sharon Pattison
Phone: 504.503.5623

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