Rehabilitation services in Dublin, Georgia

Fairview Park Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation (rehab) to help patients recover from severe illnesses and injuries in Dublin-Laurens County, Georgia and surrounding counties. Our rehab programs combine medical care, therapy and education to increase our patients' strength, knowledge and abilities and help them return to their regular activities as soon as possible.

Do you want to improve your strength and mobility through physical therapy? To schedule an appointment at our Therapy Center, call (478) 274-3882.


Fairview Park Hospital earned the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This distinction places Fairview Park Hospital among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades. We also received the Gold Seal of Approval for stroke rehabilitation from The Joint Commission.

Conditions that may benefit from physical therapy and rehab

We provide physical therapy and rehab services to patients experiencing a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Cardiac events
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Degenerative neurological and neuromuscular disorders
  • Generalized deconditioning
  • Guillain-Barre disease
  • Joint replacements
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Orthopedic conditions and disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Polyarthritis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Stroke

Comprehensive inpatient rehab care

Awarded the Joint Commission Certification Stroke Rehabilitation designation, our inpatient rehab program is offered in our hospital's 15-bed acute care facility. Our clinical rehab specialists are highly trained at performing assessments to determine if a patient would benefit from acute inpatient rehab.

We offer individualized testing, evaluations and a range of rehab therapies and procedures. Our rehab team sincerely cares about our patients' recoveries and makes every effort to get them back to the activities they enjoyed before a condition or injury limited them.

How to prepare for inpatient rehab

If you need inpatient rehab, we've got you covered. When checking in, we recommend that a family member accompany you to the hospital. We also ask that you bring the following items:

  • Any items needed to function, such as:
    • Communication aids
    • Dentures
    • Eyeglasses
    • Hearing devices
  • Enough comfortable clothes for several days, such as sleepwear and rubber-soled shoes
  • Home medication list
  • Insurance card
  • Personal toiletry items

Information for family members of patients in inpatient rehab

We encourage family involvement to help patients heal and maximize their recoveries. Our inpatient rehab offers the following visiting hours:

  • Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm

If you would like to send mail or package to someone in inpatient rehab, please mail it to:

Fairview Park Hospital
Attention: Inpatient Rehab Unit
200 Industrial Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021

Outpatient rehab

Our outpatient rehab program is provided at Fairview Therapy Center, which is located directly behind our hospital. Outpatient rehab benefits patients who want to gain strength and improve mobility but do not need inpatient care.

Our rehab specialists help patients improve and preserve strength and skills to help them live fuller, more independent and more productive lives. We offer customized treatment plans that can involve multiple rehab therapies to help patients recover from conditions and improve their quality of life.

Rehab therapies we offer in inpatient and outpatient settings

Our highly trained physical therapists and rehab specialists provide a range of therapies to promote recovery and build strength and skills, including:

Physical therapy

Our registered physical therapists help patients work on balance, increase or recover strength, gait train and learn to use a walker or cane.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients recover and increase their independence by restoring the skills needed for daily activities. Our occupational therapists help patients gain strength and increase coordination in their upper extremities and increase their fine motor skills through the use of specialized equipment.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy focuses on relearning and understanding written and spoken language. A speech pathologist may also provide swallowing assessments, education or training. Our therapists help patients experiencing:

  • Aphasic difficulties
  • Cognitive and judgment difficulties
  • Dysarthria difficulties
  • Dysphasia difficulties
  • Non-verbal communication difficulties

Our clinical specialty services

Our skilled occupational, physical and speech therapists offer the following clinical specialty services depending on the patients’ needs. These services may vary depending on whether the patient is in inpatient or outpatient therapy.

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Back care/body mechanics
  • Dysphagia therapy
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Orthotic fabrication
  • Orthopedic rehab
  • Prosthetic training
  • Sports rehab
  • Vestibular rehab

Cardiac and pulmonary rehab

We offer a cardiac and pulmonary rehab program to help patients who have experienced a heart or lung condition, event or disorder to regain strength, decrease symptoms and improve their quality of life. With a supportive medical and allied health staff, our program incorporates education, counseling and exercise to help patients reach their optimal level of well-being and self-sufficiency.

Cardiopulmonary conditions that benefit from cardiac and pulmonary rehab

Patients come to us for cardiac rehab after experiencing various heart events and procedures, such as:

  • Angioplasty
  • Bypass surgery
  • Chronic congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Heart transplant
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Stable angina
  • Stent placement
  • Valve repair/replacement

Pulmonary diseases cause shortness of breath, oxygenation issues and decreased energy levels. Some of the most common pulmonary diseases that benefit from pulmonary rehab include:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis

What to expect from cardiac and pulmonary rehab

Our cardiac and pulmonary rehab team collaborates to provide customized treatment plans for each patient. Some of the services our director, rehab therapists and cardiopulmonary specialists offer include:

  • Education sessions created and tailored specifically for each patient
  • Management of oxygen equipment provided during sessions
  • Medication use and emotional health support
  • Monitored exercise via telemetry sessions

A doctor’s referral is required to enter cardiac and pulmonary rehab. Contact your doctor to ask for a referral. If you think you are a candidate for our cardiac or pulmonary rehab programs, call us at (478) 274-3470.

Stroke rehab

As part of our commitment to excellent stroke care, we strive to help patients who have experienced strokes regain mobility and strength and recover fully from their condition. We offer a comprehensive stroke rehab program in inpatient and outpatient settings to help maximize recoveries for patients who have had strokes. Typically, patients start recovering through inpatient rehab and continue their progress through outpatient therapy.

Our rehab team

Our rehab team is made up of skilled physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as a variety of other experienced and caring team members, including:

  • Case managers, who meet with patients and their families throughout treatment and help them readjust to home and family life
  • Clinical rehab specialists, who are registered nurses or licensed therapists who perform assessments to determine the need for rehab
  • Specially trained rehab nurses, who help patients develop and carry out treatment plans, relearn skills and acquire new ones