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Acute Physical Rehabilitation


Lodi Memorial Hospital

975 S. Fairmont Ave. map
Lodi, California 95240
Tel: 209.333.3100 unit
Tel: 209.712.7905 referrals
Fax: 209.333.3082

About our program

Since 1990, the Lodi Health Acute Physical Rehabilitation Unit has offered thousands of patients the opportunity to recover from major illnesses or injuries and return home with their families.

We are centrally located at Lodi Memorial Hospital, between I-5 and Hwy 99 in Lodi..  Lodi Health offers the only acute-physical-rehabilitation facility in San Joaquin County and strives to exceed expectations with quality care, compassion and innovative equipment.  Our team of therapists and nurses offers specialized training and experience to facilitate recovery in patients with complex medical and physical conditions.  Our rehabilitation goal is to provide intensive and coordinated care to overcome patients' new challenges, maximize patients’ functional outcomes to regain independence, and ease the transition back to home or community settings.

Our program serves patients with:
  • Strokes
  • Amputations
  • Spinal-cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Guillian-Barre
  • Multiple traumas
  • Neurological disorders
  • Other complex conditions

The Acute Physical Rehabilitation Unit provides a physician who specializes in rehabilitation and sees each patient at least five days a week to update and manage the patient’s medical needs. The physician oversees the care and meets weekly with the interdisciplinary team to promote recovery to the fullest potential.  The team includes: rehabilitation nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech/language pathologist, recreational therapist, social worker, nurse case manager, patient discharge advocate, respiratory therapist (as needed), and registered dietician.

Meet our team >

What to expect

Participation in rehabilitation activities, and family education and training are vital parts of the rehabilitation process.  Our acute physical rehabilitation unit is uniquely different from other areas of the hospital or skilled nursing facilities. Patients who come to our program can expect the following:

  • Personal visits by the physician at least five days a week
  • A minimum of three hours of therapy per day five days a week plus weekend therapy
  • One-on-one therapy sessions and occasional group therapy helping patients reach a high level of functional independence
  • Intensive family/caregiver training and education throughout the stay
  • Meals are provided in the patient dining room for social dining and therapeutic training
  • Recreational activities with our Certified Recreational Therapist indoor and outdoor
  • Outdoor activities in our beautiful healing garden

Special program features

  • Private patient rooms
  • Dressing in regular clothes from home
  • Showering regularly
  • Room service menu for patients and family members
  • Wii interactive games
  • Dynavision for treatment of visual and attention deficits
  • Participating in functional daily living skills
  • Utilizing innovative equipment for recovery of the arm and leg function with Bioness functional electrical stimulation
  • Gaining emotional and social support from staff as well as from other patients and families experiencing similar challenges


Referrals are typically made by case managers in the acute hospital setting, but patients can also be referred by physicians, therapists, or family members and friends.  Each patient is evaluated by a licensed professional and admission must be approved by the medical director.  Families considering this level of care are encouraged to tour the facility and meet staff members to discover this truly special program.