Jamie Birmingham PT, CWS, CLT, Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services
Functional outcomes remain at the core of virtually all rehabilitation programs. In the last decade the focus of rehabilitative care has shifted toward quality of life with programs designed to help patients regain the skills necessary to achieve the highest quality of life possible.
NeuLife Rehabilitation, a residential post-acute rehabilitation facility in Mount Dora, Florida, utilizes a treatment approach that may seem unconventional. However, their outcomes-driven therapies are continuously achieving results. The facility, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Brain Injury Specialty Programs and Residential Rehabilitation, believes its community-integrated treatment programs help it deliver care that is on the cutting edge of an evolution in neuro rehabilitation.
Planning is at the core of these processes. Before patients are admitted to the facility, a clinical nurse liaison performs a thorough pre-admission evaluation to gauge the level of treatment needed. Once admitted, a series of comprehensive patient evaluations are conducted and the patient’s medical history is reviewed by the interdisciplinary team of clinicians. The team then compiles the information to develop an individualized and multi-disciplinary treatment plan and establish goals for discharge.
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Jamie Birmingham PT, CWS, CLT, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Florida. Birmingham is Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services at NeuLife Rehabilitation, Mount Dora, Fla. Prior to accepting that position Birmingham provided consulting services as an independent clinical consultant for various skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies for more than 10 years. She has more than 23 years of physical therapy and rehabilitation experience. Birmingham is board certified in Wound Management by the American Board of Wound Management and a certified Lymphedema Therapist through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Cedar Haven Rehabilitation Agency.