The most comprehensive approach to rehabilitation services in the Boulder Valley, BCH offers patients of all ages a full range of services including physical, speech and occupational therapies, counseling, case management and nursing treatments. Our dedicated staff has a long-standing reputation for excellence and an innovative approach to treatment. Available on an inpatient or outpatient basis, BCH experts work to address patients' physical, emotional, social, cognitive and vocational needs.
The following is a list of some of the clinical areas where we have special expertise. Click on the links to find out more about our coordinated team approach and how we design individual targeted programs to speed recovery.
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism is generally characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive or severely limited activities and interests. Autism can be diagnosed as early as one year of age. Boulder Community Hospital offers a transdisciplinary state of the art approach to the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders and related issues.
Degenerative Neurological Conditions (Alzheimer's , etc.)
Degenerative neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis are disorders that lead to a progressive loss of function. These diseases generally affect the nervous system through a continuing deterioration of cells and organ function. At Boulder Community Hospital, we offer an integrative approach to therapy that addresses every part of the patient's mental and physical health to achieve optimal wellness.
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
Difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia, is a common disorder associated with multiple medical problems such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), traumatic brain injury, head and neck cancer, and multiple sclerosis. Feeding and swallowing disorders can occur in young children for a number of reasons, and at various developmental stages. At Boulder Community Hospital, we treat both adults and children who are affected by these disorders with a multi-disciplinary approach that addresses both their physical and psychological struggles.
NeuroTrauma (Brain Injury)
BCH Rehabilitation Services provides proven, comprehensive and individualized treatment for all types of Brain Injury (BI), from mild to severe. Brain Injury is often considered as traumatic or non-traumatic and can be the result of a number of medical conditions. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma such as a car accident causes brain damage. Categorized as either a closed-head injury or a penetrating-head injury, TBI can damage different regions of the brain, including the cerebellum and brain stem. Non-traumatic brain injury can include conditions following brain tumor, anoxia, brain infection, and other neurological injury.
The body's musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, is responsible for all of the body's movement. When this complex network is injured, patients can suffer pain and loss of function. Rehabilitation can be helpful in treating everything from arthritis, to a broken arm, to congenital deformities in patients of all ages. At Boulder Community Hospital, our highly experienced team provides the most up-to-date methods to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions, helping to return each patient to an optimal level of functioning.
Chronic pain is pain that has persisted longer than three months and has not responded to routine medical care. Boulder Community's specially trained doctors and therapists provide the psychological support and individualized therapy needed to help clients improve their daily functioning and physical conditioning.
A stroke, or Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), is the clinical designation for damage to brain function due to loss of blood supply to the brain. Sixty percent of strokes are caused by cerebral thrombosis, a clot which forms on the inside of an artery and blocks blood flow; 20 percent are caused by an embolus, a blood clot that "wanders" through the blood stream until it causes a blockage in a blood vessel; and the other 20 percent are a result of cerebral hemorrhage where blood leaks out of vessels into the cranium. BCH offers a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services for all stroke survivors, addressing a wide range of needs.
Treatment Options at Boulder Community Health
Both our Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation programs are recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO) for outstanding quality of care. In addition, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.
Boulder Community Health has developed several highly regarded Outpatient Rehabilitation programs. Staffed by experienced therapists with specialized training, these programs provide some of the latest treatments and therapies. Services are offered at the Mapleton Center. Click herefor more information about specialized outpatient rehabilitation programs.
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