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Solid Organ Transplant

Learn more about the types of therapy provided by Rehabilitation Services during and after patients go through solid organ transplantation.

Solid Organ Transplantation

If you are awaiting or recovering from a transplant surgery, you may remain in the hospital for an indeterminate amount of time. During your stay, you may receive occupational and physical therapy to help develop a plan of care aimed at increasing your independence. Your goals for occupational and physical therapy will be adapted based on your functional abilities and medical condition.

Physical therapists will evaluate your functional mobility and help you use assistive devices for mobility, such as walkers, canes or crutches. In addition, they will develop an exercise program focused on regaining strength and range of motion of affected areas.

You will work with an occupational therapist if you have difficulty performing self-care or functional activities or you need adaptive equipment to increase your independence.

Last UpdateMarch 25, 2011