VA North Texas Health Care System
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Welcome to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Service at VA North Texas Health Care System.
PM&R is a branch of medicine which aims to prevent and limit impairment and disabilities and to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities caused by illness or injury.
The PM&R Service includes the following programs:
Inpatient – Acute Care Hospital
CIIRP – Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Drivers Training Program
Electromyography (EMG ) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
Spine, musculoskeletal, chiropractic care
Amputee System of Care Program
The Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP) is an inpatient, interdisciplinary, acute-intensive rehabilitation program for survivors of serious injury or illness. Veterans are admitted with diverse medical and rehabilitation diagnoses with complex medical, neurological, orthopedic, and surgical conditions. In addition, CIIRP offers specialized care in Amputation.
CIIRP offers a team approach to include the person served (Veteran) and his/her support system (family, caregiver, etc.). Together, doctors, therapists, nurses, prosthetist, and other professionals work in unison with the Veteran to reach an optimal level of function and independence.
CIIRP services are provided by licensed and credentialed rehabilitation professionals including occupational therapists, physiatrists, prosthetists, psychologists, physical therapists, chaplains, nutritionists, nurses, orthotists, kinesiotherapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, recreational therapists and others as needed. The Veteran is the MOST IMPORTANT member of the CIIRP Rehabilitation Team.
CIIRP is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation and Amputation Specialty Program.
CIIRP Admission Criteria
- Must be medically stable
- Must be able to participate in therapy 3 hours a day, 6 days a week
- Must need at least two forms of therapy (PT/OT/SLP)
- Must be alert and able to follow instructions consistently
- Must be motivated, capable and willing to participate in therapy
- Should have potential to improve function or achieve independence
Should have potential to be discharged outside institutional setting
CIIRP Coordinator: (214) 857-1729
Amputee Rehabilitation Coordinator: (214) 857-2342
- Dallas VA Medical Center, Building 2, 2nd Floor, 2C-306
Hours of Operation
- Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.