UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Zale-Lipshy Pavilion Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is one of the premier rehab facilities in the nation. UT Southwestern has had six Nobel Prize winners, and is renowned for it’s medical school and physician staff. The inpatient rehabilitation unit’s Medical Director is Kathleen Bell, M.D., Professor/Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Kimberly Clark Distinguished Chair in Mobility Research. The inpatient rehabilitation unit is CARF Accredited.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), provides a comprehensive program for patients and their families who are facing limb loss.
Each patient is evaluated by a multidisciplinary team focused on supporting our patients as they recover a sense of well-being, improve functioning, and enjoy more independence.
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians and residents
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech/language pathologists
- Rehabilitation psychologists (as needed)
- Social workers experts
Care and Rehabilitation
Our therapists have expertise in all facets of care for amputees. We provide education on how to care for an amputation, including wound care, phantom pain or sensation, residual limb management, and desensitization.
Our physical therapists have specialized training for upper- and lower-limb amputations, as well as multiple amputations. Amputees who have been a part of our program have achieved goals such as driving or participating in sports.
If the amputation is related to a vascular condition, our therapists have the expertise to design a program that effectively addresses requirements following vascular surgery or other treatments.
We offer state-of-the-art prostheses that are expertly designed and fitted to meet each patient’s individual needs. Our specialists will thoroughly discuss all options and prosthetic devices available. Advancements in the development of prostheses, such as the use of ultralight materials, have enabled amputees to lead remarkably versatile lives.
To be referred to our program please obtain a referral from your physician for “Amputee Rehab”, including your diagnosis. The referral can be faxed to 214-645-4893.
To make an appointment or learn more about our Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, please call:
Timothy Gorden, CRRN, RN 214-645-4833