Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy - Lourdes inpatient rehabilitation unit is part of our seamless care, designed to support patients and their families on the road to complete recovery. Patients enter our 16-bed unit with a customized rehabilitation plan, including access to specialists, nurses, therapists and 24/7 on-call physician coverage. The unit includes a dedicated gym, therapy facility and dining area with access to balconies, prayer rooms and a meditation garden. All of our facilities are geared toward increasing patient independence and wellbeing in preparation for the transition home.
Pet Assisted Therapy
Our Lady of Lourdes partners with Pet Partners of Acadiana to offer pet assisted therapy to our rehab patients staying inpatient with us. This program utilizes animals during therapy sessions who have gone through rigorous training to become a service animal. Rehab activities for those undergoing physical therapy may include walking with the animal on a leash, brushing the animal, and throwing a toy for the animal to fetch. These therapy animals can be used for speech and occupational therapy sessions as well.
The Pet Assisted Therapy program provides a great motivator for our patients to come to the rehab gym as well as providing our therapists with an additional tool to aid with the recovery journey.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy - Experienced physical therapists and specialists, Lourdes outpatient rehabilitation services include occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy to guide recovery from injury, illness or surgery. Our orthopedic gyms, housed at Lourdes Fitness Center, is utilizes the most advanced rehabilitation equipment available today. Experienced physical therapists and assistants guide each patient's recovery, addressing individual needs and altering therapy as physical condition improves. Special classes, such as aquatic therapy, are offered for orthopedic patients to reduce joint stress and pain while increasing strength and range of motion.