When you or a loved one is facing a disabling illness or injury, you can count on receiving exceptional care at Maui Health. And an important part of that care is provided by our skilled rehabilitation team.
Our rehab specialists help people overcome many significant physical and emotional challenges related to a range of conditions—including stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), heart attacks and broken bones.
Through a comprehensive and individualized program, our therapists help you regain functional skills during a hospital stay or while receiving long-term care. The goal is to help restore maximum function so you can work, perform activities of daily living and live your life to the fullest.
The Maui Health rehabilitation team
Our highly skilled rehab team includes many experienced and knowledgeable professionals, including:
- Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
- Occupational therapists and certified occupational therapist assistants.
- Speech and language pathologists.
- A recreational therapist.
These rehabilitation specialists have been serving the people of Maui for many years. They're part of our community. And they're passionate about patient care. It's at the heart of everything they do.
Occupational therapy quiz
Could an occupational therapist help you or a loved one recover from an accident or illness? See what's true—and false—about the services these healthcare professionals provide.
Occupational therapy: True or false?
If you have an accident, illness or other health problem that makes everyday activities difficult, occupational therapists are here to help. Do you know all the ways these specialists can help you live independently?
True or false: Occupational therapy is only appropriate for people with severe, permanent disabilities.
False. This therapy can help people facing a wide range of health challenges. It can, for example, help people with wrist injuries return to their jobs and hobbies. It may help those with arthritis protect their joints by performing tasks differently. And it can help stroke survivors learn new ways to do daily tasks, like dressing and cooking.
True or false: Occupational therapy is most helpful for older adults.
False. Occupational therapists can help children with trouble concentrating succeed in school. They can help youngsters with autism learn to socialize. And they can help kids who use wheelchairs play with peers. They can even help babies and toddlers meet developmental milestones if they're at risk for delays.
True or false: Part of occupational therapists' expertise is helping patients use special equipment.
True. Occupational therapists may suggest adaptive devices—such as wheelchairs, leg braces or eating aids—to help people be more independent. They can also help people modify their homes or workplaces to accommodate their needs and restrictions.
True or false: Occupational therapists tailor their care plan to each person—and each person's own needs and preferences.
True. Occupational therapists help people meet goals that matter to them, whether that's driving, visiting friends or improving memory. They also work closely with family members to help them support these goals.
True or false: Occupational therapy is reserved for those with physical problems.
False. Occupational therapists also help people with a mental illness or emotional problems. They might help them manage activities that otherwise seem overwhelming, such as budgeting, using public transportation or keeping up with household chores.
Discover what other types of therapy might help you or a loved one live more fully when coping with an injury or illness.
Sources: American Occupational Therapy Association; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Rehabilitation at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC)
Our experts at MMMC provide inpatient therapy to patients hospitalized with illnesses and injuries, as well as those recovering from surgeries.
For example, a therapist may:
- Show you exercises to begin your recovery after joint surgery.
- Provide speech, swallowing or cognitive (thinking) skills retraining after a stroke. Our rehab team is part of our nationally recognized stroke program.
- Give you and your caregivers helpful information to improve your recovery as you transition home. For example, you might learn exercises you can do at home and get advice on how to modify your daily activities so they're safer and easier for you.
- Provide care for complex wounds.
As needed, the team will continue to support your recovery in the outpatient setting even after your hospital stay.
For more information about outpatient care at MMMC, call 808.242.2324. A provider's orders are required before making an appointment.
Rehabilitation at Kula Hospital
After being in a hospital, there is nothing more important than gaining strength and achieving the highest level of independence possible. At Kula Hospital, our rehab team shares that goal. Whether the individual is at the facility for a short stay or Kula Hospital is their home, our therapists will collaborate with the patient and family to identify their goals and develop a program to meet their needs. The team can address many specific challenges that affect movement, speech or activities of daily living, as well as provide wound care.
Kula Hospital therapists also provide a home assessment before someone is discharged to help ensure a smooth transition.
Rehab care at Kula Hospital is scheduled through the admissions coordinator.
Rehabilitation at Lanai Community Hospital
At Lanai Community Hospital, rehab service assessments are available by provider referral. For instance, the team can help with seating adaptations, splinting and develop exercise programs.
Working together for you
The rehabilitation team at each of our locations offers multidisciplinary, goal-oriented care. This means that our therapists are committed to collaborating with other medical specialists to provide exceptional care.
It also means that the care is focused on goals that matter to you—whether those goals have to do with your daily tasks at home, your job or your favorite recreational pursuits.