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Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

​​​​​​​​​Our mission is absolute – to reduce or eliminate the effects of pain and disability. We are committed to achieving excellent outcomes in adult neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. We provide highly skilled, compassionate care by a team of experienced rehabilitation professionals.

Our multidisciplinary team champions research-based treatment approaches. We offer a full range of therapy services from the Inpatient Hospital to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit to the Outpatient Clinic.

Learn more about the large variety of services offered by our rehabilitation professionals.

Appointments and Referrals​

Appointments are made by calling 972.990.8155. For referral, you will need a prescription signed by your physician.

Acute Care

​ ​​​​A team of physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), and speech therapists (ST) provides early intervention for hospitalized patients who are identified as having difficulty with functional mobility, activities of daily living, and communication and cognitive deficits.

Physical therapy provides evaluation, examination, and treatment of neurological disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, cardiac patients, wounds, and other diagnosis. Physical therapy also provides recommendations for discharge placement assessment for the needs of assistive devices (durable equipment), and functional mobility. The wound care team is led by a certified wound care specialist (CWS).

Occupational therapy provides evaluation, examination, and treatment for activities of daily living (ADLs), adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment training, neuromuscular re-education, splint fabrication, sensory deficit compression techniques, cognitive retraining associated with ADLs and safety, and energy conservation techniques.

Speech therapy provides evaluation, diagnoses, and treatment of communicative, cognitive, and linguistic disorders. Modified barium swallow studies and bedside swallow evaluations are used to objectively asses swallowing function.​

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

​ ​​​​​The rehabilitation department is an 18-bed unit, capable of accommodation bariatric patients, providing a minimum of three hours of multi-disciplinary treatment each day. The department is designed to increase patient independence and safety transition them back to the community discharge.

We offer a team approach, led by a physiatrist, which allows us to closely monitor the patient's progress to help maximize program effectiveness.

The treatment team evaluates the patient's abilities and then designs an individualized rehabilitation program to help each patient reach their goals in an efficient time and manner. Bi-weekly, the patient's progress is assessed in the areas of medical management, self-care skills, mobility skills, communication and cognition with a concentrated focus on discharge planning.

The team Includes:

  • Physiatrist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Care Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Nursing

Program activities Include:

  • Gait training
  • Strengthening
  • Orthotics
  • Bathing and dressing retraining
  • Home living skills retraining
  • Feeding and swallowing therapy
  • Speech, language and cognitive therapy

Outpatient Services

​ ​​​The Baylor Scott & White​ Medical Center at Irving Physical Medicine Department offers comprehensive outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. The outpatient rehabilitation clinic is conveniently located on the first floor of the medical center in the east wing, northeast corner of the hospital, across from the Howard Center.​

Physical Therapy provides evaluation and treatment of:

  • General orthopedics
  • Neurological
  • Spine
  • Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health
  • Lymphedema
  • Urinary and Fecal Incontinence - male and female

Occupational Therapy provides evaluation and treatment of:

  • Neurological Disorders
  • Visual Perceptual
  • Hand and upper extremity injuries / wounds
  • Hand and upper extremity coordination
  • Pre-driving Assessment
  • Complex Regional Pain Disorders
  • Energy Conservation Training
  • Splint fabrication / fitting
  • Arthritic Conditions

Speech therapy provides evaluation and treatment of:

  • Dysarthria
  • Voice
  • Apraxia
  • Aphasia
  • Cognition
  • Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC)
  • Dysphagia
  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies
  • Bedside Swallow Evaluations

Baylor Scott & White – Irving​ Physical Medicine Department offers:

  • Vital Stimulation Certified Speech Therapists
  • Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP)
  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Spine Therapist)
  • Manual Lymph Drainage Certified Specialists (MLD/CLT)

Expertise in:

  • Vestibular Issues
  • Manual Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Spanish Speaking PT/OT
  • Visual perceptual problems

Appointments and Referrals

Appointments are made by calling 972.990.8155. For referral, you will need a prescription signed by your physician.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving Physical Medicine Department

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving is conveniently located on the Southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 183 (Airport Freeway) and North MacArthur in Irving.

Services are available in all three areas:

  • Acute Care
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Outpatient Department

Wound care (provided by our physical therapy staff) is available in all three areas

Physician consultation

Treatments are designed with quality patient care and outcomes in mind.


1901 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75061
Phone: 972.990.8155 ​
Fax: 972.990.4398

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: The Outpatient Physical Medicine Department is located on the first floor directly behind Outpatient Admitting. The inpatient rehabilitation unit is located on the first floor of the west wing, the southwest corner of the hospital.

Outpatient Wound Care Evaluations and Treatment

  • Main​ Contact: Tricia Loerwald - 972.990.4373
  • Clinical Director: Cathy Thut, PT – 972.990.4371
  • Medical Director: David C. Lo, MD – 972.792.6022
  • Outpatient Clinical Manager: Patrick McKeethen, PT – 972.990.8155
  • Inpatient Clinical Manager: Rene Canas, PT – 972.578.8155
  • Rehab Clinical Manager: Rene Vickers, ST – 972.990.8166
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