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Physical Rehabilitation


Freeman Physical Rehabilitation Unit, the area's only inpatient rehabilitation facility, provides comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation for patients who have experienced a disability from illness, trauma or surgery. Our services provide patients with the physical, emotional and spiritual support they need to meet their goals for returning to an independent lifestyle.

If you require a comprehensive approach to help regain your independence, Freeman Physical Rehabilitation Unit is the place for you. We provide care for patients dealing with a variety of medical issues including:

  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple trauma
  • Amputations
  • Polyarthritis
  • Neurological disorders
  • Cardiac/pulmonary conditions
  • Stroke
  • Other medically-complex conditions and illnesses


Rehabilitation care team
Our caring rehabilitation specialists are dedicated to helping patients rediscover lost abilities by encouraging self-reliance and increased independence. Our interdisciplinary team works closely together to design individual care plans for each patient. The team includes:

  • Physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine
  • Specialty consultants
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists
  • Social worker and case manager
  • Orthotic/prosthetic consultants
  • Nutritionist
  • Psychologist
  • Clergy


What to bring
We encourage patients to bring items from home to make their stay more comfortable. Please remember that patients will be very active with therapy and daily activities and will need the following:

  • Clothing (exercise clothing and undergarments)
  • Rubber-soled shoes suitable for walking
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Nightgown or pajamas
  • Grooming items and toiletries
  • Glasses and/or hearing aids


If you think a loved one would benefit from our services, please feel free to contact us to discuss our services or arrange a tour. We provide assessments at no charge.

Anyone can refer patients to Freeman Physical Rehabilitation Unit. We receive referrals from physicians, social workers and family members. Recent hospitalization stays are not required for an acute rehabilitation admission. Home assessment visits are available. Grant us the opportunity to see if you or your family member would benefit from staying at the Freeman Physical Rehabilitation Unit. We welcome you to tour the unit and call with any questions.



Freeman Hospital East

Joplin, MO

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