Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is dedicated to serving individuals whose lives
can be enhanced through physical and cognitive rehabilitation.
Celebrating 40 years as a leader in the field of physical medicine and
rehabilitation, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is located in Malvern, PA, and
was established as the country division of Rush Hospital in 1902. At
that time, our primary work was caring for patients with tuberculosis.
Through the years our emphasis changed and in 1970 Bryn Mawr Rehab
Hospital became a center for rehabilitative medicine, pioneering
programs for individuals who experience the effects of brain injury,
stroke, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord and neurological disorders.
Today, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is the largest, most comprehensive acute
rehabilitation hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region. We provide a
continuum of services through our inpatient, outpatient and day
Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
With 148-beds, our hospital boasts dedicated rehabilitation programs for
stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputee, orthopedic, and
medical rehabilitation. Each of our programs is CARF (Commission on
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) certified and accredited by
The Joint Commission (TJC).
Our patient care philosophy ensures that the members of the health care
team—physicians, nurses, therapists and care managers—work together to
ensure patients receive the highest quality care and rehabilitation
services. Our therapists are integral members of the patient care team
and work closely with nurses and physicians to develop a therapy plan to
help patients reach their greatest potential and the highest level of
Our patients receive a full complement of therapy services that
Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs
In addition to providing comprehensive inpatient therapy services, Bryn
Mawr Rehab Hospital offers a full complement of outpatient therapy
services. Our outpatient programs include traditional services in our
main therapy gym, as well as a full-day program in our Day Treatment
setting that includes a focus on community re-entry. Our outpatient
therapy services also include specialized work injury and pain
management programs in our BMR Works setting, along with outpatient
services provided at nine satellite locations that are part of Main Line
Health Outpatient Rehab Network.
Among the specialized outpatient therapy services that we offer are Post
Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Driver Rehabilitation, Assistive
Technology, Vestibular Disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Aquatic Therapy
and Horticulture Therapy. (Pain Management, Total joint replacement
Orthopedic Day program, Lymphedema therapy, Pelvic pain and incontinence
therapy, Adolescent and Adult sport injury prevention and
rehabilitation, and Hand Therapy)
The Main Line Health Outpatient Rehab Network serves an expansive
geographic area thanks to the programs established in the following
Frequently Asked Questions
How does providing therapy in an acute rehabilitation hospital
differ from other settings?
An acute rehabilitation hospital provides medical, nursing and therapy
services to patients with significant diagnostic complexities. In this
environment, our therapy staff serves as an integral part of the patient
care team. Our hospital has dedicated, specialized programs for brain
injury, stroke, spinal cord disorders and injuries, amputee, medical
rehabilitation and orthopedic rehabilitation and our therapists provide
a minimum of three hours of therapy each day to our patients. With our
patient care and rehabilitation model, our staff is afforded the
opportunity to develop unique skill sets. The ultimate goal of the
entire team is to return the patient to their home.
What are the advantages of working in this setting?
Our hospital emphasizes a team approach to patient care and therapists
are an integral part of the team that establishes a plan of care and
therapy treatment plan for significantly complex patients. In this
environment, our therapists develop strong patient relationships and
strong staff relationships as they provide care and treatment for a
variety of patient diagnoses in various specialized programs and
What skills will I be using in this setting?
Due to the complexities of our patient population and as a result of
providing a full continuum of care, therapists can utilize all of their
training and develop new skill sets, such as casting, splinting, gait
training use of body weight supported ambulation, refinement of neuro
handling techniques, and seating and positioning. Therapists also can
utilize and/or develop new skills and techniques in aquatic therapy,
hippotherapy and horticultural therapy in a unique environment to
facilitate positive patient outcomes.
What is it like to work in an acute rehabilitation hospital?
Helping patients attain the highest level of independence possible is
the ultimate goal of our patient care team. Therapists are an active
member of the multi-disciplinary team. Therapists help to establish
goals for each patient and also help establish discharge plans. Because
of our unique environment with a patient population that is highly
complex, therapists can reach beyond their normal skill sets to
establish techniques and routines that help patient reach their highest
level of independence.
Will I be part of a team and work with other therapists?
Our patients are treated by a multi-disciplinary care team that includes
physical, occupational and speech language pathology clinicians, as well
as recreational therapists, horticulture therapists, neurologists,
psychologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, nurses
and care managers. Weekly team meetings facilitate the interdisciplinary
approach to patient care, with the therapist providing details on
successful therapy strategies. In addition, as a Main Line Health
employee, you are part of a large network of therapists across the Main
Line Health organization, which employs over 400 therapists and offers
tremendous opportunity for growth and learning.
Is there training provided?
Our therapists take part in a clinical mentoring program whereby a
specified clinical mentor meets weekly with you for the first 6 months
of your employment. This unique program provides added value to our
patients and our therapists and enhances or team approach to
rehabilitation. In addition each employee receives individualized
orientation when hired based on clinical experience, including
opportunities to attend educational events offered at the Main Line
Health system level. Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital also offers extensive
inservice training and continuing education opportunities.
Is this setting right for me?
If you are a compassionate and caring clinician that enjoys working with
individuals who need intensive inpatient and outpatient physical and
cognitive rehabilitation services, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is the right
location for you. If you want to use and expand your skills, while
enhancing the lives of your patients and if you want to work in an
environment that values you as a professional with finely tuned skill
sets, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is your perfect destination.
How to Apply
We are currently hiring all disciplines (PT, OT, SLP) at all facilities.
Apply directly online or
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.