Outpatient Rehabilitation Department
The Torrance Memorial Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation Department is made of up of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists. A variety of specialized services is provided, and a physician prescription is required to access any of these services. Because we are a hospital-based service, we can offer state-of-the-art therapy equipment, a wide array of therapy specialists and unique programs that address a variety of therapy needs.
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For appointment information please call 310-517-4735.
Scope of our services ranges from seeing patients with simple fractures to patients with complex surgeries to the neck, back, shoulders, hips and knees, as well as treatment for gait difficulties, foot problems, and amputations.
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Our comprehensive team of hand therapists provides a broad range of expertise in evaluations and treatments using such equipment as the Dexter Trade Station, BTE and fluidotherapy along with traditional modalities to ensure our patients receive excellent care for the follow diagnoses:
- Traumatic injuries related to tendon/nerve repair, fractures, wound management and other debilitating injuries.
- Cumulative disorders sich as carpal tunnel syndrome related to performing arts, sports medicine and work.
- Chronic conditions including arthritis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
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Our comprehensive team of therapists coordinates a patient's plan of care as indicated for the following diagnoses:
- Neurological impairments
- Acquired brain damage
- Traumatic head injury
We actively involve families as much as possible and work with the patient, family and physician to achieve an optimal level of community integration as soon as possible.
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Communication and Swallowing Program
Our team of Speech Therapists serve adult and pediatric patients with disorders in the following areas; speech, language, cognition, swallowing, and voice.
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Our team of therapists work with patients ranging from newborn infants to adolescents in the areas of torticollis, cerebral palsy, feeding disorders, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, developmental delay, as well as other pediatric orthopedic and neurological problems.
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Wound and Burn Care Program
Physical therapists coordinate an optimal healing protocol along with the functional dynamics of movement for the afflicted area. Patients are seen with diagnoses such as diabetic foot ulcers, peripheral vascular disease or venous stasis ulcers.
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Vestibular Program (Dizziness)
Our specialized therapy helps the vestibular system adjust to the movements that cause dizziness. Our therapists are trained in maneuvers designed to dislodge particles that may have embedded in the ear canals, causing incorrect input for vestibular correction.
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Fall Prevention and Balance Program
In our extensive program, we treat patients who are experiencing frequent falls and balance dysfunction through balance retraining. Emphasis is on safety with mobility.
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Personalized outpatient consultations are available with a physician's referral for mothers and babies with breastfeeding difficulties including sore nipples, latching-on problems, babies with poor weight gain and babies with special needs are offered from our lactation specialist.
Incontinence, or loss of bladder control, is a physical condition that affects an estimated 11 million Americans every day. Both men and women, of any age, can experience some form of urinary incontinence. Along with leakage, there may be other symptoms: Urgency, a strong desire to urinate, even when the bladder is not full. Frequency: urinating more than 6 - 8 times a day, or more than once every 2 hours. Nocturia: Awakening from sleep because of the urge to urinate. Many things can contribute to incontinence, including: bladder infection, weak pelvic floor muscles, illness/cough, medications, smoking, caffeine intake, hormonal changes of menopause. Although incontinence is not necessarily a natural part of aging, it can be the result of many years of changes in your body, especially in women.
With the right kind of treatment, most people can get incontinence under control. The treatments are private and painless, combining assessment, pelvic muscle rehabilitation, bladder retraining, patient education and an instructional in-home program. Treatment applications also include fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, enuresis and chronic benign prostatitis.
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Patients often need help managing limb swelling linked to lymphedema. Treatment involves manual lymphatic draining, bandaging, self-massage, skin care, homecare program, exercise and referral for compression garment. Our goal for each patient is risk awareness and the ability to keep the extremity at a manageable size to maximize function.
Referral Information - All evaluations and treatments are performed per a physician's order. Pre-authorization for outpatient evaluation is required by most insurance carriers.
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Oncology Rehabilitation Program
One of the most important aspects of the cancer journey is achieving the fullest possible recovery once cancer treatment is complete. Recovery means not only having control over the disease and reversing the adverse side effects caused by treatment, but also achieving a level of health and vitality to improve and extend life. The Torrance Memorial Rehabilitation Department's team of Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists assess patients, and plan individualized programs and personalized coaching to achieve physical, functional and social recovery.