Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


Patient Care

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine operates an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit at Toho University Omori Medical Center. Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit provides multimodal therapy including physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy to individuals with a wide range of diagnoses including:
  • Amputation Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation/Ventricular Assist Device Rehabilitation
  • Multiple Major Trauma Injuries
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Polyarthritis
  • Speech and Swallowing Therapy
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Transplant Rehabilitation
All of the services provided are tailored to meet each patients needs. Patients have a unique opportunity to have their acute care physician remain a part of their medical team, and also have access to on-site physicians in a wide variety of specialties. Home evaluations can also be done to determine safe reintegration into the community (limited by geographic location).
We take a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation treatment, including the following:
  • Assess the patient and environment with a focus on ability and support
  • Assess potential barriers presented by the discharge environment
  • Create a treatment plan customized around the skill requirements needed to properly address potential barriers presented by the discharge environment
  • Focus on learning functional skills related to overcoming potential barriers to discharge
  • Normal movement and compensatory skills are taught
  • Set barrier-focused goals based on desired outcomes
  • Implement active family teaching throughout the duration of treatment
  • Build skills and create discharge planning
  • Follow-up services to coordinate and monitor a successful outcome
  • Neurological diseases
    Neurodegenerative disease:Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Lewy body disease, Alzheimer's disease, Multiple system atrophy, Hereditary spastic paraplegia, Progressive supranuclear palsy, Corticobasal degeneration
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
    Cerebrovascular disease, Stroke
  • Neuroimmune diseases
    Multiple sclerosis (MS), Neuromyelitis optica (NM0), Myasthenia Gravis
    Guillain-Barré syndrome, Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Muscle diseases
    Polymyositis, Myotonic dystrophy, Mitochondrial myopathy
  • Infectious disease
    Meningitis, Encephalitis
  • Headache disease
    Migraine, Tension headache, Cluster headache
  • Other
    Epilepsy, blepharospasm, facial cramping, spasmodic torticollis
The rehabilitation team is comprised of caring, dedicated professionals striving to help the patient achieve their personal goals so that they may successfully reach the ultimate goal of community re-integration. Outpatient services are also available after discharge in some cases.
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Toho University Omori Medical Center includes both a physician evaluation and therapy program.The program offers a combination of monitored exercise, education and psychosocial support specifically designed for the specialized needs of our patients with cardiac or pulmonary disease.
With your committed participation, we can help you reach your best possible level of physical function and a clear understanding of your own health situation. You will also learn more about the current treatments and prevention strategies for cardiac or pulmonary disorders. A structured rehabilitation program is established to maximize return of functional abilities, and may include physical (PT), occupational (OT), and/or speech-language and cognitive therapy (SLP). In the treatment plan, we also incorporate specialized exercise programs, medications, and assistive devices when needed.
A full range of spasticity therapies are available, including botulinum toxin injections. Patients may also be referred for possible participation in clinical trials of emerging treatments for stroke recovery and rehabilitation, such as robot-aided rehabilitation or non-invasive brain stimulation therapy. We work closely with PT, OT and SLP staff at Toho University Omori Medical Center to coordinate therapy and achieve the best possible outcome.