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Acute Physical Rehabilitation

Offering 7 day a week therapy and the only hospital-based rehabilitation for emergency care if needed

When a health emergency strikes and you or a loved one needs rehabilitation, you want to know that your care will be provided by the most advanced therapists in their field and will give you the best possible recovery from your condition.

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For over 30 years, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial’s Acute Physical Rehabilitation (APR) program, located within the hospital, has given thousands of patients the opportunity to recover from a major illness or injury and return home with their loved ones.

Acute rehabilitation differs from the traditional skilled nursing facility by offering a special level of rehabilitative care designed for patients who need an intensive, coordinated approach to overcome their new challenges. In the APR environment, patients spend a majority of the day out of bed participating in therapy or social activities. You will receive a minimum of three hours of therapy a day, seven days per week. The length of your stay varies based on needs and progress.

Common conditions treated at our location include:

  • Strokes
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Multiple trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Other complex conditions

The impact of the APR on our patients’ recovery can be easily measured. Our program accredited by The Joint Commission. We also have ranked in the top 5 percent nationally compared to other rehabilitation facilities, according to the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, an organization that maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes.

As the longest running acute rehabilitation facility in San Joaquin County, we strive to exceed expectations through quality care, innovative rehabilitation techniques and the latest technology in our field.

Our team

When you’re receiving inpatient rehab, you get access to a full array of specialists working together on a plan of care tailored to your specific needs and situation.

Our multidisciplinary APR team includes:

  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Social workers
  • Care management
  • Recreational therapists
  • Respiratory therapists (as needed)
  • Registered dieticians
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician

Our Provider


Dr. Rabeep Grewal, MD

Dr. Rabeep Grewal, MD, is a highly experienced physician certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. With fluency in English, Punjabi and Hindi, she provides exceptional care to our diverse range of patients in the Acute Physical Rehabilitation department. Dr. Grewal’s expertise greatly enhances the county’s longest running APR department, which has served the Lodi community for over 30 years. Dr. Grewal’s focus lies in restoring health and function to our inpatient rehabilitation patients who have experienced strokes, multiple traumas, fractures, debility, brain injuries or other life-changing events. She embarked on a career in medicine to fulfill a genuine desire to see others regain independence after suffering a major health event. When she is not caring for the community, Dr. Grewal enjoys traveling, reading and cooking.

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Our services

Participation in rehabilitation activities and family education and training are vital parts of the rehabilitation process. Adventist Health Lodi Memorial’s APR unit is uniquely different from other areas of the hospital or skilled nursing facilities. It’s important you are educated on the benefits of the inpatient setting.

Patients who come to our program can expect:

  • Face-to-face visits by the rehabilitation specialty physician at least five days a week
  • A minimum of three hours of therapy per day, six to seven days a week
  • One-on-one therapy sessions and occasional group therapy, helping patients reach a high-level of functional independence
  • Intensive family/caregiver training and education throughout the stay
  • Meals in the patient dining room for social dining and therapeutic training
  • Access to our beautiful healing garden for therapeutic and social visits
  • On-site diagnostic testing and specialist consultation

State-of-the-art training & technology

Dedicated to providing the most advanced rehabilitative care, the leadership at APR is equally dedicated to the specialty training of staff and investment in the latest technology for recovery.

A few investments in technology that our patients benefit from include:

  • Dynavision for treatment of visual and attention deficits
  • Bioness functional electrical stimulation for recovery of arm and leg function

The admission process

All APR patients must obtain a referral before being admitted for inpatient rehabilitation. Referrals are typically made by hospital case managers. Patients may also be evaluated for admission with a referral from physicians, therapists, or family members and friends.

Once contacted, the admissions team member will assess the potential client and review the specifics with our admitting physician. If appropriate, the physician will recommend admission to APR for inpatient therapy. The case manager will work with the patient’s insurance for approval.

To qualify for admission the patient must:

  • Be diagnosed by a physician with a condition or deficit requiring an acute rehabilitation program
  • Be medically stable
  • Require at least two or more therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy)
  • Be able to tolerate a minimum of three hours of therapy per day
  • Have a discharge plan in place

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial APR accepts most medical insurances. Our admission coordinators stand ready to work with you.

Special APR program features

Offering the most advanced care for recovery is just one aspect that makes our APR stand out. Additional benefits experienced at the APR are designed to decrease stress and help ease the process of recovery for both the patient and the caregivers.

At Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, you can expect these additional program features:

  • Private patient rooms with sleeper chair for family member involved in patient care
  • Chaplain service available for patients and family members
  • Room service meal options available for family
  • Our Vineyard Café, providing a variety of specialties (salad bar, Mongolian grill, pasta bar, etc.)
  • Specialty coffee and tea available at the Vineyard Express
  • Free single-level parking
  • Gift shop in the lobby
  • Beautiful healing garden perfect for getting some fresh air


Success in the Acute Physical Rehabilitation program is determined in terms of functional independence regained by our patients. Our patients were 20 percent more likely to return to the community directly from a stay, have a shorter length of stay and gained nearly six points more functional gain than the national average.