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Thread: I have Kaiser. Anyone got to rehab in Vallejo? Also, Project Walk?

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    Question I have Kaiser. Anyone got to rehab in Vallejo? Also, Project Walk?

    Just wondering about the road ahead. My husband is a T6/T7 complete. I think they are moving him to Vallejo for rehab. I am also wondering if anyone here has gone to project walk.

    Thanks everyone.
    Last edited by ChopperChick; 04-09-2006 at 06:55 PM. Reason: changing subject

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    I have heard some good things about the SCI rehab at the Vallejo Kaiser. You are lucky to have it. We don't have one in Southern California...Kaiser patients there are lucky if they get out-of-system rehab there, and it varies where this is approved.

    You can find many posts on these forums about Project Walk in northern San Diego county. Do a search and you will get many past posts to read. Keep in mind that this program is private pay (not funded by most insurances).

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    Thank you for such a quick reply. I am not sure what you mean by "
    "Kaiser patients there are lucky if they get out-of-system rehab there, and it varies where this is approved."
    Do you mean we will be lucky to get in? Maybe I should start getting on the phone with Kaiser tomorrow to give them the extra push??......

    I am on my way back to the hospital now. What can I do to be helpful besides range of motion? Is massage ok? He has an IVC but I am still scared of DVT.

    Thank you!

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    No, I meant that in Southern California Kaiser often no rehab is provided at all, since it requires out-of-system payment by Kaiser. You are lucky that you are in Northern California where they have their own rehab center.

    He is also getting low-molecular weight heparin (Lovenox)? We recommend this even with an IVC in place. While the IVC can prevent life threatening pulmonary emboli, you can still get DVT, and long term this can lead to phlebotic syndrome (chronic severe edema). Leg massage should not be done. Shoulders and back are fine.

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    I was at Kaiser Vallejo. Like KLD, I would say overall they (the physical and occupational therapists, etc.) were a good experience, although Kaiser appears to try to move you out to home as soon as possible to have you come back to the local outpatient facility, which usually lacks eqally good equipment and specialist therapists.

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    ChopperChick:

    I posted in your other thread that I too am a member of Kaiser and I was at the Vallejo Rehab Center for inpatient therapy and I am now there for outpatient therapy. How has it been so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopperChick
    I am also wondering if anyone here has gone to project walk.
    Project Walk is awesome but its probably not the best place to go straight out of rehab. He has to be very fit and in control of his body to do the Project Walk work outs. Its an awesome place that you should look into for the near future though. But its not covered by insurance and the price is about 1,000 bucks a week.
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    I would have to respectfully disagree, Buttmonkey. The whole point of coming to PW is to become fit and in control of your body. Many of our newest clients have come directly out of rehab, some with neck/back braces still on.

    On the price side it depends on how many hours per week you want to be here. We charge $100/hr whether you are here 1 hour per week or 15 hours per week. So you could spend as little as $100 or as much as $1500.


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