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Inpatient Acute Services

About Inpatient Acute Services

When someone has been admitted to the hospital, they may need therapy to return to their previous level of function.  Inpatient acute care services provide physical and occupational therapy to patients of all ages and of all diagnoses.  Treatment is provided while a patient is in the hospital.  Treatment is scheduled upon receipt of an order from the referring physician.  Specialty services are provided to pediatric and neonatal intensive care (NICU) populations.

Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated occupational therapists, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, rehabilitation aides, and hospital assistants.

Inpatient Rehab - UCLA Rehabiliation Services
Inpatient Acute Services Team - Westwood

Inpatient Rehab - UCLA Rehabiliation Services
Inpatient Acute Services Team - Santa Monica

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is used to help patients gain independence by restoring function and improving mobility. 

A physical therapist will evaluate a patient's strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, and ability to perform functional mobility, such as getting into and out of bed, transferring, walking, and stair climbing, also wheelchair skills if appropriate.  Evaluation can also include an assessment of a patient's developmental skills within the pediatric population.  The physical therapist or the physical therapist assistant performs subsequent treatments.  Recommendations are also made for any durable medical equipment that a patient may need to be safe at home (cane, crutches, walker, wheelchair, etc) and for follow-up therapy services. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with all ages of people who face challenges due to injury, illness or disease.

OTs may assess how a person performs their daily tasks such as bathing, dressing or grooming, by looking at such areas as strength, balance, vision, and cognition. They might suggest adaptive equipment or home modifications to improve performance and safety. OTs may also assess how a patient is able to transfer to and from the bathroom or shower, and may recommend equipment to make these tasks safer.  Family training is an important part of the hospital stay, in order for families to safely assist their loved one when they return home. Recommendations may be made for follow up therapy.



Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza,Suite 3127
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7408
(310) 825-5650

Santa Monica

Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
1250 16th Street - Room 3110
Santa Monica, CA  90404
(424) 259-8555

Program Managers

Cindy Jaeger, Program Manager - UCLA Inpatient Rehabilitation Santa Monica
Cindy Jaeger

Julie Kielman, Manager - UCLA Inpatient Rehabilitation Santa Monica
Julie Kielman
Santa Monica

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