Aspirus Wausau Hospital - Inpatient Rehabilitation

About this Location

Inpatient Rehabilitation at Aspirus Wausau Hospital works with patients disabled as a result of an illness or injury. Patients may have had a stroke, spinal disorder, injured because of trauma, debilitated because of a complex medical course or other process such that they are not able to return home without additional medical care.

Our mission is to provide a safe, positive environment where individuals who have been disabled by illness or injury can reach their potential, accept responsibility for their lives, and live a lifestyle that is acceptable to them.

The program is designed to assist persons in achieving the greatest degree of independence and returning people to their homes. Rehabilitative services are provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Program Overview


Inpatient Rehabilitation is a 12-bed unit certified by both the Joint Commission and the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).


The rehabilitation staff understands the importance of outcomes. Patients want to return to normal activity and/or their home in the shortest time possible, payers desire quality care that is cost effective.

The Members of our Team

Whether you are receiving care on the inpatient rehabilitation unit or treatment at the outpatient rehabilitation facility, a team of health care professionals works together to provide individual care for patients. The staff consists of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, physical therapy aides, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech and language specialists, neuropsychologists, rehabilitation and specialty nurses.

'Just Like Home'

"Just Like Home" is an apartment-like setting that is located on the inpatient unit. Patients practice homemaking skills and home mobility with the guidance of a therapist. Within the apartment are a kitchen and dining room, a lounge area, a bedroom area, laundry and bathroom. The apartment is also available for special family gatherings and overnight passes for certain patients so they can practice skills on their own before returning home.

Adaptive Adventurers

Adaptive Adventurers is a group for people with physical limitations who wish to fulfill their adventurous spirits through participation in various activities.

Coordinated by the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Team members, participants build peer connections, gain confidence, and learn about community resources all while participating in adventurous activities such as wheelchair curling, adaptive kayaking, laser tag, and wheelchair basketball.

For more information about Adaptive Adventurers, please call 715.847.2450.

Brain Injury Support Group

The primary focus of this group is to provide support and education for individuals affected by traumatic and other acquired brain injuries. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month—weather permitting—at 6:30 p.m. at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.  Spouses and families are welcome and encouraged to attend.   Please call 715.847.2826 for more information.

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Read the Aspirus Rehabilitation Unit brochure for more information about rehab at Aspirus and to see quality information about our unit.

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