Physical Rehabilitation Center with Therapists and Patients at Sheltering Arms Institute

Nationally Ranked Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Center

Sheltering Arms Institute Top Physical Rehabilitation Hospital

Sheltering Arms Institute is a state-of-the-science, destination, translational inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital & research center where clinicians, scientists, innovators, and technologists work together to apply research in real time to physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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We help people recover from a wide range of conditions from brain and spinal cord injuries to stroke, arthritis and joint replacements.

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Patient Outcomes at Sheltering Arms Institute


Patients Discharged since June 2020

(as of October 2021)


Percentage of Patients Discharged to the Community


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Percentage of Patients Likely to Recommend Sheltering Arms Institute*


*Press Ganey National Database June 2020 – October 2021

Patient Stories

When I saw this place I thought I was going to cry. It meant everything to my recovery... If there’s a place better than this, I don’t know where it is.
Donor-Funded EKSO at Sheltering Arms Institute
The therapists I work with here are very nice, they take time with you. Whatever problem you have, it’s like it’s their problem too and they will work with you to the best of their Learn More About Rick's Story
Corrine Townsend Sheltering Arms Institute COVID-19 Recovery Patient
I could not get up at all. I felt so defeated. Then I got down on the ground for the first time and lifted my body back up unassisted. It was a special moment. Read More About Corrine's Story
The therapists have been amazing. They are always full of surprises and look for ways to challenge me every day. The entire staff has been nothing short of wonderful. Read More About Clay's Story
Michael Lowery at Sheltering Arms Institute
I’ve learned things that I never could do. They’re great teachers. Being around this much joy and happy people, I’ve just gotten that much more motivated. Read More About Michael's Story

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Working at Sheltering Arms Institute

As one of the leading inpatient physical rehabilitation centers in Virginia, our compassionate and talented team members strive to provide the best care for everyone who comes through our doors. With ongoing research, training and certifications, we are shaping the future of physical rehabilitation. Explore our openings today!

Corrine T at Sheltering Arms Institute