Frequently Asked Questions about Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Here are some commonly asked questions and information you might find helpful as a patient on our Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Unit:

What will my day look like as a patient on rehab?

  • 6 am – Wake up and prepare for day
  • 7-8 am – Breakfast and social time
  • 9am-Noon – Morning therapy sessions with PT, OT, and ST
  • Noon-1 pm – Lunch and social time
  • 1-4 pm – Afternoon therapy sessions with PT, OT, and ST
  • 5-6 pm – Dinner and social time
  • 8-10 pm – Prepare for bed/bedtime

What will my week look like?

You will spend a minimum of 3 hours per day for at least 5 days per week in therapy, including Saturday. Sunday is a day of rest and relaxation. Therapies may be in 30, 45, or 60 minute sessions. Rest periods will be provided at intervals during the day as needed.

What about my meals?

A dining room is available and patients are encouraged to eat together in a group-like setting. Eating is an activity of daily living; building this skill assures improved nutrition after discharge and socializing with family and friends is an important part of recovery.

When are visiting hours?

Patients are usually busy in therapy from early morning until late afternoon Monday through Saturday, and visiting is encouraged after the therapy day.

What should I bring?

We usually encourage patients to bring comfortable and casual clothes to wear during the day and pajamas for sleep. It is vital that you have shoes with no-slip soles to avoid falls.

What safety measures might I expect?

Alarms are used on the beds and wheelchairs as needed, to keep you or your loved one safe. Gait belts are used when ambulating. To assure your safety, all activities on the unit such as walking, showering, and bathroom use, should be performed with nursing or therapist supervision. As you improve, you and your team will decide when you no longer need supervision and can be more independent.

What will my room be like?

Our rehab facility consists of all private rooms with bathrooms, a large rehab gym, and “activities of daily living” area which includes a kitchen/laundry area. There is a central station with a call light system. Call lights are available at bedside and in bathrooms. Free WiFi is available in the facility and your room has a flat screen t.v. The temperature in your room can be set for your comfort. TrustPoint Hospital is a smoke free facility.

On February 17, I was transferred to Trustpoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. I was blessed to have Dr. Paula Stewart as my physician. She is a specialist in spinal cord injuries. Dr. Stewart is very knowledgeable and knew exactly what medications I would benefit from. I was fortunate to have wonderful therapist and nurses during my entire stay, they made me feel like family. I grew especially close to Martha, Louis and Hailee. Each therapist took a special interest in my recovery, it is easy to tell that their work is not just a job but a passion.

– Colt, Manchester, TN
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