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The Rehabilitation Center at SCVMC

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The Sobrato Pavilion – the newest wing of the hospital – expands our nationally-recognized, state-of-the-art inpatient Rehabilitation Center for brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke patients. This six-floor facility features an adult intensive care unit, progressive care unit, therapy services, 64 private rehabilitation rooms, therapy gym and pools, and an impressive indoor garden atrium to provide serenity and peace for visitors. Each patient room is outfitted with the latest technology, including an overhead patient lift system that allows safe and efficient transfer of patients from their bed to their bedside, and adjacent restroom.


The Rehabilitation Center has immediate access to the full resources of a major medical center, including Level I Trauma. SCVMC is the only Level I trauma center with a full service rehabilitation center in the Bay Area. It also offers the Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit, an ICU-type setting where patients can receive early and aggressive rehabilitation-oriented care. 

The Rehabilitation Center is staffed by full time, board-certified physicians and physiatrists with experience and specialized training in brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke. Plus, personal, one-on-one time daily with physical, occupational, and speech therapists to strengthen each patient and make progress toward recovery.​


  • Aretech ZeroG Gait & Balance Training System – includes a track with a 400-pound load capacity and a wearable sensor system for assessing gait, balance and postural control. The system allows for intensive therapy to start earlier and reduces risk of falling.
  • Ekso Bionics GT ExoSkeleton – a wearable robotic exoskeleton designed to assist patients with mobility, from first steps to advanced walking.  
  • Therapy Pool with HydroWorx Training System – a computerized underwater treadmill that allows clinicians to evaluate, treat, and monitor improvements in patient biomechanics based on therapy and information viewed via underwater camera system.
  • Dynavision – an interactive device used to improve visual, cognitive, and physical performance for patients recovering from a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
  • NeuroCom System – leading-edge computerized tool used to assess and treat patients with challenges associated with balance and mobility through gaze stabilization and visual feedback.
  • Adaptive Tech – Upper and lower body exercise machines equipped with functional electrical stimulation (FES) help to move a patient’s arms and legs, aiding with muscle strength and reducing spasticity. A person may train from a chair or wheelchair.
  • Outdoor Terrain Park – allows patients to safely re-learn everyday skills such as walking on curbs, stairs and slippery surfaces, or navigating a wheelchair on various surfaces, such as gravel or sand.


Click through the slideshow to view our beautiful new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, the Sobrato Pavilion, which features 64 private rehabilitation patient rooms and the latest technology for treating patients suffering from brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke.

Hospital Swimming Pool
Outside of the Hospital
Patient in Physical Rehabilitation
Swimming Instructor
Hospital Room Facility

A Leader in Rebuilding Lives

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation has a long history of leading-edge rehabilitation care. We helped pioneer the interdisciplinary team model that has become a national standard for rehabilitation programs. Our innovative research efforts continue to bring new technology, therapies, and protocols to our patients. Backed by these resources, our care team brings together a diverse range of skills and expertise for the single purpose of helping to rebuild lives following serious and often catastrophic injury and illness.

On the most basic level, the highly individualized focus on each patient means that we’re not just treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, or stroke; we’re caring for the specific person and family affected by the condition.


These core principles guide our actions with patients, families, and each other. As a reflection of our commitment to these principles, they are printed on the back of the ID badges worn daily by all staff in the Rehabilitation Center.

Rehabilitation Vision and Mission Chart

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