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Acute Rehab Unit

Whether you’re recovering from a recent surgery, significant injury or debilitating illness, our experts at our acute rehab unit (ARU) are here to help you get stronger and healthier, so you can improve your endurance and function, and gain greater independence. 
 
Our inpatient therapy is designed for patients who can benefit from an intensive, multidisciplinary program. Our highly trained, caring and supportive staff provides care in a comforting environment. 
 
We take an interdisciplinary approach to your care, helping to ensure the best possible outcomes for your specific needs. 

Meet Our Team

Learn more about our interdisciplinary team of experts here to help you get stronger, healthier and regain your independence.

Who We Help

Whether you're recovering from a recent surgery, significant injury or debilitating illness, our experts are here for you.

Key Components of the ARU 

  • Dining room for patient meals
  • 17-bed unit located in Sanford Bemidji Medical Center
  • Comfortable sunroom and sitting area for patients and families
  • Full therapy gym equipped with a body weight supported gait trainer
  • Dynavision to improve ocular-motor skills such as localization, fixation, gaze shift and tracking
  • Functional kitchen and laundry room to practice activities of daily living
  • Community integration area featuring multiple walking surfaces, grocery store, front door with steps and railing, simulated pontoon with dock, bedroom and a driving simulator