Rehabilitation services in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) offers a full range of outpatient therapy services. Our therapists are well-trained in post-stroke care, trauma-based rehabilitation, neurological injury or pathology and fall/balance prevention and recovery. We also provide and therapy, sports therapies and return-to-work solutions.

We treat a wide variety of patient populations and therapy treatment issues accommodating appointments between 7:00am and 6:00pm Monday through Friday. We are located nearly directly across the street from the EIRMC emergency room at 2840 Channing Way.

To refer a patient to our rehabilitation therapy program, please call (208) 529-7999.

Comprehensive outpatient rehab care

To receive care from our team, we need a referral from your provider specifying what type of service you need, along with a diagnosis. We work closely with providers in the area to provide rehabilitative care, offering all therapy services under one roof. We consolidate appointments so if needed, you can do all your appointments in a row.

We accept all major insurances and Medicare/Medicaid.

Physical therapy

Physical therapists (PTs) focus on helping patients get back on their feet. PTs show patients how to do exercises and stretch to build strength, increase flexibility and improve range of motion. Depending on the condition, physical therapy may begin while you are still in the hospital and then continue on an outpatient basis.

Our therapists provide high-quality care using evidence-based practices to evaluate and determine the best course of treatment.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on helping people regain skills for independent living and everyday life, such as toileting, hygiene and grooming, dressing, household chores, social and work skills, leisure and community activities.

Occupational therapists (OTs) often work alongside physical therapists to increase strength and endurance for everyday and specialized work or activities. OTs also help prevent muscle atrophy, minimize and prevent deformity, minimize pain and increase pain tolerance using adaptive equipment or strengthening/range of motion activities facilitating moment.

Pediatric occupational therapy services are available for children up to 18 years old.

Speech-language pathology

Speech-language pathologists are healthcare professionals who focus on cognition, speech, language, swallowing and upper aerodigestive functional abilities. Our speech pathologists regularly assess and treat patients throughout the hospital, including intensive and acute care, inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab, as well as skilled nursing. This allows them to monitor patients from unit to unit, see their progress, understand how they've changed and prepare families to help the patient.

We are the only facility in eastern Idaho with tertiary care training in comprehensive management of the voice and breathing disorders related to the larynx (voice box). We also offer specializing training in the management of fluency disorders (such as stuttering) for adults. EIRMC also hosts specially trained pediatric speech-language pathologists who work with newborns, children and teens.

Our team also performs the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing test. This allows for direct assessment of the motor and sensory aspects of the swallow to guide the dietary and behavioral management of patients with swallowing problems. Additionally, we offer the modified barium swallow exam and bedside assessment with a certified swallow treatment provider.

Hand therapy

Hand therapy combines science, art and engineering to rehabilitate injuries to hands and arms. Our goal is to return maximum functional use of the hand and arm for everyday activities, work and play. Dedicated and highly trained therapists offer more than 40 years of experience with comprehensive knowledge of hand rehabilitation protocols and specialized skills in assessment, splint manufacture and treatment.

Hand therapists provide individual care for patients with:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Strains or sprains
  • Tendon lacerations or tendinitis
  • Nerve injuries or nerve compression syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Joint conjecture reduction
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Other conditions limiting hand and arm use.

During and following active treatment, therapists design, instruct and coach each patient with home exercises individually designed for their particular needs.