About the Acute Rehabilitation Unit

The Cheyenne Regional Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) team is committed to helping you achieve the best recovery, including getting you back home and functioning at your best level possible.

While you’re here, you’ll receive nurturing support and physical rehabilitation from a caring team of highly trained, licensed and certified professionals.

Additionally, Cheyenne Regional’s ARU is part of a leading national rehab provider program. This allows us to harness a breadth of resources internally to compare outcomes and quality between facilities and programs, and to share best practices in an effort to stay on the leading edge of patient care.

What conditions do we treat in the ARU?

Common conditions treated by inpatient rehab include (but are not limited to):

  • Amputation
  • Cardiac conditions
  • General medical and debilitating conditions
  • Multiple traumas
  • Neurological conditions
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Additional rehabilitation services

  • Big and Loud (Parkinson’s) therapy
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Cardiopulmonary services
  • Inpatient therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Chronic pain of the joints, neck, back
  • Electrical stimulation (E-Stim)
  • Headaches
  • Pain related to trauma, cancer, other
  • Physical and psychological assessments
  • Post-operative pain
  • Ultrasound

Creating a positive patient experience

When it comes to ensuring the best possible recovery, we take two important factors into account:

  • Creating a positive patient experience while you’re in the Cheyenne Regional ARU
  • Supporting a positive outcome, as measured against national benchmarks in key therapy areas (length of stay, discharge to community, and functional improvement)

Below, we’ve shared more about the specific services available during your inpatient rehabilitation, all with the goal of enhancing your patient experience in the Cheyenne Regional ARU.

For questions about Cheyenne Regional’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit, please call (307) 633-7310.

You’re working hard on rehabilitation! To help you rest before and after your therapy sessions, we’ve outfitted each clean, cozy patient room with many of the amenities of home, along with a documentation station for immediate access to charts.

Each of our 15 private rooms includes:

  • Bathroom and shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Phone
  • Sitting area

We’re happy to provide adaptive equipment to accommodate each patient’s unique needs; just ask!

In our spacious, fully equipped therapy gym, you and your clinical care team have plenty of rehab therapy treatment options to explore. In the gym, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with other acute rehabilitation patients, which fosters a wonderful sense of camaraderie and helps keep you motivated to reach your rehab goals.

Studies show that outdoor recreation increases happiness and reduces stress in many people. In fact, even seeing nature through a window speeds recovery from surgery!

Knowing the positive correlations between nature and recovery, we created an outdoor activity area—including a comfortable gazebo—where you can spend time relaxing, enjoying the sunshine and visiting with loved ones before or after your rehab therapy sessions.

If improved walking is one of your rehabilitation goals, practicing outdoors on different types of surfaces can help you better prepare for your daily activities once you are discharged. At the Cheyenne Regional ARU facility, you can practice gait training over a variety of outdoor surfaces, including our circular drive and pathway.

Your Cheyenne Regional rehabilitation team is committed to ensuring your time with us is as productive and enjoyable as possible—which includes making it feel more like you’re at home or with friends, and less like a hospital stay.

To that end, your inpatient rehabilitation program includes numerous opportunities to socialize with others in the ARU, including:

  • A recreation, arts and leisure showcase with mandala art, library, piano, games, puzzles, word-search, and karaoke
  • An area for big-screen television viewing
  • Community-style dining
  • Horticulture Therapy treatment
  • A welcoming sitting area
  • Access to the internet and computers in our patient/family resource room
  • Large conference room for family meetings

Socializing offers numerous benefits to your recovery, such as improved confidence, self-esteem, physical health and mental health. It also provides the opportunity for you to receive encouragement and advice from others undergoing rehab therapy, and offer that same encouragement and advice yourself!

Many Cheyenne Regional ARU patients and their family members or caregivers find our support groups to be incredibly encouraging, especially when they get to meet members of the group who share the same problems or goals, and can connect to share advice, ideas, experiences and information.

Within the Cheyenne Regional ARU, we offer the following support groups:

  • Brain Injury Support Group
  • Mended Hearts Support Group (for all heart patients and their families affected by heart disease)
  • Stroke Survivors Support Group

Based on your specific needs during inpatient rehabilitation, we also offer:

  • Assistive devices
  • Electrical myography (EMG)
  • Electrotherapies
  • Heat and cold therapies
  • Kinesiotaping
  • LiteGait®
  • Local rehab clinic with outpatient therapy