Truly a very impressive group of professionals. I will never hesitate to refer people here! - Janet
About St. Lawrence
For 50 years, physical rehabilitation has been our specialty. As a 116-bed, private, not-for-profit physical rehabilitation hospital, we offer a wide range of acute and sub-acute physical rehabilitationservices and programs on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Therapies include physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, and social and psychological services. We also offer specialized programs for brain Injury, stroke,neurologic disorders, orthopedics, Parkinsonism, amputees, Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation and a Driver program. St. Lawrence also manages medically complex patients needing cardiac or post-operative management. St. Lawrence is able to effectively treat complex medical cases due to a skilled staff, including our physiatrists, who are our attending physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our five full-time physiatrists on staff all have over twenty years of experience. The medical staff also includes over sixty specialists and internal medicine physicians who contribute to the high quality of care. Patients and their families can benefit from a team approach to rehabilitation, which helps the patient attain positive outcomes and maximizes his or her independence. St. Lawrence also has a state-of-the-art Outpatient Therapy Department, which includes a spacious gym, private examination and treatment rooms, lounge and splinting area and an on-site apartment for training with Activities of Daily Living.
St. Lawrence is the only rehabilitation facility in Mercer County which has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its’ Hospital Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, and was awarded a Certificate of Distinction for Post-Acute Care. The accreditation is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe, high quality patient care and St. Lawrence is pleased to be recognized at this level.
St. Lawrence has also been awarded a five star overall rating by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) each year since that rating system was established. We have also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Nursing Homes: Short-Term Rehabilitation. We earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for Short-Term Rehabilitation. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those facilities that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures and we are among the 19% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home.
The care of our patients is our priority and we are proud to be recognized for our commitment to the highest level of care.
Outpatient Vestibular, Balance and Concussion Program
St Lawrence Rehab Center is already known as a leader in the community in the treatment of balance and vestibular disorders, helping those with dizziness and instability.
We are pleased to announce an expansion of our Outpatient Vestibular, Balance & Concussion Rehabilitation Program. This includes the acquisition of state of the art equipment, therapist certification and further specialty in the treatment of concussion.
Neurocom Balance Master
St Lawrence now offers assessment and treatment using newly acquired state of equipment NeuroCom Balance Master, the most advanced balance and mobility assessment and treatment equipment available. These systems were originally developed with NASA to assess shuttle crew pre-and post flight!
In addition to having applications to patients with a vestibular impairment or balance problem, it also lends itself to patients recovering from a concussion, head injury, stroke and most neurologic and orthopedic conditions.
InVision Software and vHIT
These software systems allow therapists to quantify, pinpoint and treat impairments with the visual- vestibular system related to an inner ear disorder or concussion.
- Certified therapists
- Use of tools such as the SCAT and King Devick tests for assessment
- Vestibular, Balance and visualmotor testing and therapy
- Return to play training
- Musculoskeletal issues such as neck pain addressed
The Vestibular Rehabilitation, Balance and Concussion Program at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation’s Outpatient Department can help to eliminate or significantly reduce dizziness and instability, including treatment with repositioning maneuvers for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
You can speak with an outpatient coordinator at St. Lawrence’s Outpatient Therapy Dept. at (609)896-2515 to schedule an appointment. If you have clinical questions about program you may contact the program director, Lisa Luskin at (609)896-9500 ext. 2383 or Lluskin@SLRC.org