• Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation

    Physical Therapy

    When it comes to fitness programs and rehabilitation services, you’ll want the very best team of experts by your side. Fortunately, West Hills residents have access to one of the best facilities in the nation.

    The Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers a number of services in one accessible, convenient location. Our multidisciplinary team of caring staff members includes licensed therapists, registered dieticians, fitness specialists, and a number of other medical professionals—all devoted to ensuring your ongoing education, health, and overall functional mobility.

    Our services include:

    • Arthritis Programs
      These programs include a full-service hand clinic, private rooms, hydrotherapy areas, modalities for pain management and muscle reeducation, at-home devices and exercise aids, individually designed programs, splinting, information on community resources, and ongoing patient/family education.
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
      Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to increase exercise tolerance, improve cardiovascular conditioning, decrease anxiety, and control cardiac risk factors, such as high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and other lifestyle changes.
    • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
      This involves the assessment and treatment by all disciplines to manage chronic pulmonary conditions and maximize functional independence.
    • Lymphedema Management
      Patients can expect evaluation, individualized treatment planning, education, manual lymph drainage, skin care, multilayer compression bandaging, remedial exercises, self-management instructions, and follow-up care.
    • Speech Language Therapy
      This includes voice therapy, accent reduction, swallowing treatments, hearing and audiology services, laryngectomy, and cognitive evaluation/treatment.
    • Physical Therapy
      Services encompassed in our physical therapy program include the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries, musculoskeletal illnesses, pain conditions, neurological conditions, functional training, sports injury management, postoperative rehabilitation, and manual therapy.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Occupational therapies include the evaluation and treatment of functional disabilities for neurological and orthopedic patients, assistive equipment, vocational retraining, and ergonomic assessments of worksites.

    Accredited by The Joint Commission, the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is your number one resource for fitness and rehabilitation programs. Learn more about our facility by visiting our website or calling us at (818) 676-4000 today!

  • The Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

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    Whether you are suffering from a second degree or third degree burn, you’ll want to seek the best emergency care possible. Fortunately for West Hills residents, the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is home to a globally recognized burn center.

    Established in 1969 by Dr. A. Richard Grossman, the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is home to a number of innovative techniques in the treatment of burns—many of which are now the standard practice in the treatment of burns across the country. Our facility stands apart from other burn centers and is distinguished by our compassionate, nurturing team of caregivers. Our team-centered, multidisciplinary approach provides personalized care to burn patients, resulting in less patient discomfort, more efficient recoveries, and better overall results. All of our clinicians are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Burn Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support—ensuring that we uphold the highest standards in burn care medicine and therapeutic accuracy.

    Here at the Grossman Burn Center, we provide state-of-the-art services and care , including:

    • Intensive Care Units equipped to handle even the most severe burns
    • Dedicated intermediate care units for individuals who have reached a specific healing stage or are suffering from less severe burns
    • Outpatient burn services
    • Hyperbaric therapy
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Same-day surgery
    • ChildLife therapy
    • Psychological support
    • Post-discharge programs  

    With 31 burn beds, 8 ICU burn beds, 2 hyperbaric chambers, and VDR respirators, the Grossman Burn Center ensures efficient patient care in an innovative clinical setting. Our facility also offers a number of educational and prevention programs, including the Careful That’s Hot! program and the Burn Prevention for Seniors seminar.

    With over 40 years of experience, the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is your number one resource for emergency care services and burn rehabilitation programs. Learn more about our facility by visiting our website or by calling (818) 676-4000.

  • Let This Be Your Last New Year’s Resolution for Weight Loss!

    Learn more about weight loss surgery by calling 818/676/4141.  We are a Center of Excellence for weight loss surgery and perform three proven procedures.  Let us help you make this the last year you resolve to lose weight!  We will help you lose the weight and keep it off!  Call 818/676-4141 today!

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  • The Funniest Flu Video Ever!

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  • TONIGHT! Weight-Loss Patient Support Group with Guest Speaker Nancy Samuelian, RD – 6:30pm at West Hills Hospital

    The Center for Bariatric Surgery will host its monthly support group meeting for weight loss patients tonight, Nov. 8, 2011 at West Hills Hospital at 6:30 p.m. 

    Our guest speaker will be Nancy Samuelian, RD, who will discuss ways to eat healthy!  For more information please call the Center at (818) 676-4141.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Pregnancy Health Tips – Eating Well During Pregnancy

    It is important to maintain a balanced diet both before and during your pregnancy to ensure the health of your growing baby.

    In this video , NHSChoices.com provides several healthy eating tips to follow during the course of your pregnancy. One of the most important things you’ll want to obtain, even before you become pregnant, if possible, is folic acid. Folic acid helps to prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida. You can get your recommended dose of folic acid by taking oral supplements or consuming plenty of whole grains, fruit juice, spinach, and other leafy greens. Learn more about which foods to eat, as well as which food to avoid, in this full clip.

    West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is one of the region’s best maternity hospitals. Let our family take care of your family by calling (818) 676-4000 for more information.

  • Halloween Safety Tips from West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

    West Hills Hospital & Medical Center would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy Halloween!

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  • The Importance of Physical Therapy after Total-Joint Replacement Surgery

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    Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common total-joint replacement surgeries done today. In fact, studies by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons show that approximately 581,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. Physical therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process, and most patients use a continuous passive motion machine immediately after surgery. The machine is designed to slowly move the knee to restore function, decrease swelling, and improve circulation.

    Physical therapy provides evaluation and treatment services to help restore function for individuals following a joint replacement procedure or those patients suffering from impairments that limit their mobility. These rehabilitation treatments are designed to improve one’s balance, strength, endurance, cognition, and overall safety.

    Here at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, our Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation provides physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help patients increase their mobility, restore movement, and strengthen their joints following a total knee replacement . We also provide functional assessments, functional training, discharge planning, guided home physical therapy programs, and educational services to help patients and their families understand the steps necessary to recondition one’s joints following a replacement procedure.

    Without proper rehabilitation or physical therapy, patients who have undergone a total knee replacement are at risk for re-injury, decreased range of motion, joint stiffness, and lack of mobility. It is not uncommon for an individual to suffer from minor muscle atrophy following a joint replacement procedure. Fortunately, physical therapy programs can help rebuild weakened muscles in order to support the knee joint and provide stability to other crucial tissues.

    Whether you are interested in inpatient rehabilitation or outpatient physical therapy services, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is here to help. For more information, visit our website or contact us at (818) 676-4000.

  • West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is Now a Los Angeles County Approved Stroke Center!

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  • Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be close to 230,480 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2011 alone. The month of October celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness month, so there’s no better time to consider the ways you can reduce your risk of breast cancer.

    Limit Estrogen Exposure
    One of the first ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer is to limit your exposure to estrogen whenever possible. This is especially true for older women who are taking hormone replacement medications after menopause.

    Maintain a Healthy Weight
    Women who are overweight have a greater chance of developing breast cancer than those who maintain a healthy weight, especially after menopause. Most of the estrogen in a woman’s body comes from their fat tissue following menopause, which means that the more body fat a woman has, the higher her chances of developing breast cancer. In addition to following a healthy diet, exercise has been shown to modulate high levels of estrogen and enhance the immune system to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

    Lifestyle Habits to Avoid
    It is crucial to avoid smoking and limit your alcohol consumption to lower your risk for breast cancer. Studies show that women who consume 2-4 alcoholic drinks per day have a 40% higher risk of developing the disease than women who do not drink.

    Undergo Screenings
    One of the best ways to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer is to undergo routine screenings with your cancer care facility. Clinical breast exams and mammograms can help diagnose the signs of breast cancer during the early stages, making it easier to obtain effective treatments and destroy the cancer cells before they metastasize.

    The Women’s Diagnostic Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. For more information on our cancer care services, visit our website or contact us at (818) 676-4000.