Recovery & Rehabilitation

Whether you need rehabilitation after surgery, an injury or another health event, the team at Desert Care Network’s Desert Regional Medical Center campus is here for you—ready to tailor care to meet your individual goals. We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, depending on your level of need.  Click the links below to learn more: 

For more information about rehabilitation at Desert Regional Medical Center, please contact us at:

Acute Rehab: (760) 323-6340
Outpatient Rehab: (760) 323-6382

1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92263

Rehabilitation Services Hours:

Acute Rehab Hours: 24/7
Outpatient Rehab Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Better Breathers Support Group

Get the support you need to get back to life

The aftercare class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with special guest speakers each month. 

To find out more about the next Better Breathers session, call (833) 310-2440.

Physical Therapy Services

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12 Ways to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can interrupt your quality of life, whether it’s a chronic, dull ache or a sharp sudden stab. Taking steps to prevent lower back pain can help you avoid injuries that may take a long time to heal.

Doing these 12 things may help lessen your risk of lower back pain:

1. Stretch before working out.

2. Avoid standing for long periods.

3. Avoid wearing high heels.

4. Look for lower back support when sitting for several hours.

5. Sleep on your side with knees bent.

6. Observe proper posture when lifting objects.

7. If an object is too heavy for you to carry, ask for help.

8. Lose excess weight. It puts a strain on joints and skeletal structure.

9. Don’t stress.

10. Practice yoga or pilates.

11. Stay active, but don’t overdo it.

12. Quit smoking to lower your risk of osteoporosis.


If something happens and you have pain that gets worse or doesn’t improve within two to three weeks, book an appointment with your doctor. Other reasons to call your doctor include:

Intense pain that makes it difficult to move

Pain caused by an injury, such as a car accident

Difficulty going to the bathroom

Nausea or vomiting

Fever or chills

Numbness in your groin, rectum, leg or foot

Pain that shoots down your leg below your knee

A doctor may help you manage the pain to get better or provide a treatment plan for ongoing pain.

Your safe care is our #1 priority.

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