Physical Therapy


The goal of inpatient physical therapy is to restore normal movement and function after a patient undergoes surgery or suffers from an illness or injury. Our dedicated team of licensed physical therapists uses hands-on treatment, exercise and gait training to help you regain independence. Physical therapy assists with:

  • Restoring normal function, strength and coordination

  • Improving mobility

  • Relieving pain

Occupational therapy


Occupational therapy helps prepare patients to successfully perform daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and home care management. Our highly-skilled occupational therapy team will customize a program to help restore function through:

  • Activities of daily living, such as dressing and bathing

  • Range-of-motion, strengthening and coordination exercises

  • Patient and family education and training in equipment needs

  • Vision and memory training

Speech Therapy


Speech therapy may be involved when your communication, thinking or swallowing has been affected by illness or injury. Our skilled speech therapists are specifically trained to restore, rehabilitate and help patients:

  • Regain speaking, reading and writing abilities

  • Improve a patient’s ability to understand what others are saying 

  • Improve a patient’s thinking, math and memory skills, so they can manage their affairs

  • Improving swallowing skills to a safe level with food and beverages

The variety and depth of services available here offers many benefits:

  • Our rehabilitation teams meet daily to discuss the individual needs of patients.

  • A full range of hospital services such as trauma care, radiology, laboratory and electrodiagnostics are available on the premises.

  • Our therapist- and nurse-to-patient ratio is very high.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation


Acute inpatient rehabilitation helps people who are experiencing a loss of function from injury or illness and need extensive rehabilitation therapy to become as independent as possible. The team specializes in the patient care of stroke, cardio-pulmonary, neurological and traumatic brain injuries.

The 24 bed inpatient acute care rehabilitation unit, located on the 9th floor of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, is the region's only CARF accredited facility within a 90 mile radius. Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve our service and focus on the satisfaction of our patients. Along with our Prevea partner physicians, OakLeaf Clinics - Eau Claire Medical Clinic hospitalists and providers, our team provides the highest level of care all in one location, in the comfort of a hospital-based rehabilitation facility.
Choosing high level medical care close to home is possible.
For more information about our specialized therapy services, call inpatient rehabilitation at 715-717-4361.

Inpatient Rehabilitation at Sacred Heart