Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital
2 Centre Plaza
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
(732) 460-5320

Rehabilitation Care • Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital

Todd Cooperman, M.D., FAAPMR, Medical DirectorBIO: For Dr. Todd J Cooperman, having a mother who taught special needs children and a chiropractor father helped shape his early desire to help people by becoming a physician. Right out of high school, he applied and was accepted to a highly competitive, accelerated seven-year-medicalprogram at City College of New York and SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine; fl ash forward to today, and Dr. Cooperman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, section chief of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Monmouth Medical Center, and since 2005, the medical director of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls.

Including Treatment For:
• Amputations
• Brain Injury
• Burns
• Hip Fractures
• Joint Replacement
• Neurological Disorders
• Multiple Trauma
• Special Cord Injury
• Stroke
• Other Orthopedic Injuries/Conditions

“Rehabilitation medicine, to me, is like no other field of medicine,” he explains. “We look at the patient holistically. We take into account not only medical and physical issues, but also the psycho-social and emotional aspects of healing. It is an interdisciplinary medical field that works closely with other disciplines in medicine and healthcare so we can help patients become functioning members of society again.”

Anyone who is limited functionally from an injury or illness can benefit from rehabilitation to help them return to their highest level of independence. Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls is an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF); unlike a skilled nursing facility or sub-acute rehab, it has the experts, technology and experience to deliver highly specialized care.

“Healthsouth is designated an acute rehabilitation hospital,” Dr. Cooperman explains, “and there are strict criteria from the government we have to follow.” Patients receive at least 3 hours of therapy daily, and are regularly seen by a physiatrist, a physician
who is board certified in rehabilitative medicine.

In addition, Dr. Cooperman points out, Healthsouth uses a tightly knit team approach, with a physiatrist as the team leader. There is co-ordination of care and a high level of communication between the team and outside physicians. This helps ensure the most efficient and intensive therapy for the best outcome. For example, with a stroke patient there is a window of opportunity in the first few weeks when intensive inpatient therapy can make a significant difference in the speed and extent of their recovery.

“Healthsouth is committed to the best interests of the patient,” says Dr. Cooperman, who gladly follows his family’s tradition of helping people. “For whatever reason a patient is admitted to the rehabilitation hospital, whether for a stroke, brain or spinal injury, or a long stay in a hospital that has left them debilitated, just being able to be a physician helping to care for them, and working with other physicians to help them get better – it’s a very rewarding field of medicine.”

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29 Nov 2016