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At our acute rehab unit (ARU), we provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment approach. With an individualized treatment plan, a stay in our unit is designed to stabilize a patient’s condition and to increase endurance, function and independence.

The ARU serves adult patients who are medically stable, but who still need intensive therapy and medical management before leaving the hospital after an inpatient stay for a traumatic injury, debilitating disease or following certain types of surgery, such as orthopedic.

Even if you obtain some of your health care elsewhere, you may still be able to complete your rehabilitation therapy right here with us in Bemidji, where you will be closer to home and family.

Our team approach allows for a variety of rehabilitation options that can be tailored to a patient’s individual needs. Since patients who come to us are all unique individuals, their rehabilitation programs should be too.

What We Treat

In the ARU we provide care and therapy to patients diagnosed with, but not limited to:

  • Strokes
  • Brain injuries
  • Traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries/dysfunction
  • Neurological disorders
  • Amputations
  • Multiple traumas
  • Orthopedic conditions 
  • Cardiovascular disorders and post-medically complex illnesses
  • Congenital deformities
  • Systemic vasculitis with joint inflammation
  • Active polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and seronegative arthropathies with qualifying conditions


Our Treatments

The ARU provides holistic treatment.

Physical Therapy Treatment

  • Balance
  • Strengthening
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Coordination and mobility 
  • Functional skills such as transfers wheelchair mobility, and walking
  • Wheelchair seating evaluations

Occupational Therapy Treatment

  • Upper extremity neuromuscular re-education
  • Cognitive assessment and retraining
  • Visual training
  • Strengthening
  • Splinting
  • Daily living functions such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, homemaking and leisure activities

Speech Language Pathology Treatment

  • Reading, writing and verbal communication skills
  • Cognitive skills such as concentration, memory, money management and functional problem-solving related to daily life
  • Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, will be assessed and an appropriate treatment plan established if needed.