Salem Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Garden

Salem, OR
Therapy Courtyard Offers Healing

Working directly with Salem Health’s inpatient rehabilitation team, Knot Studio designed a therapy courtyard to help patients achieve maximum independence during their stay.


The courtyard includes a variety of sloped walks, stairs, railings, landings, and diverse ground surfaces to allow patients to practice regaining both large and small motor skills in a protected environment. All courtyard features were designed to allow Salem Health’s physical therapy teams to prescribe therapy regimes resulting in clear, measurable therapeutic outcomes.

Courtyard seating, an outdoor glass pavilion, and quiet water combine with ornamental planting to provide a calm respite for patients and their families.

Salem Health
Scott Edwards Architecture
Landscape Architecture