Rehabilitation Services

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Whether you are recovering from illness or injury or coping with a long-term health condition or disease, you may benefit from the life-changing treatment offered by the Rehabilitation Services Department. Patients from infancy though adulthood may receive services while in the hospital or after returning home. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation use a variety of tools and techniques to help you regain or maintain your optimal level of strength and functioning.

Physical Therapy

With a physician's referral, you will be evaluated and an individual treatment program will be developed for your specific problems and needs. The department provides inpatient and outpatient programs and establishes home programs. Our outpatient Physical Therapy staff includes certified orthopedic therapists, and specialists in:

  • sports medicine
  • aquatic therapy
  • pediatric physical therapy, and
  • the Herdman Vestibular Balance System. Herdman-certified vestibular therapists use body positioning exercises and balance retraining to help patients that suffer from vertigo, dizziness, balance problems and similar conditions without invasive procedures.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy involves the evaluation and treatment of articulation, language, voice, fluency, feeding and swallowing disorders for patients from infants to the elderly. Our outpatient Speech Therapy staff includes:

  • Specialists in pediatric speech therapy
  • A certified Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) therapist
  • Specialists in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) for assessment of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Specialists in dysphagia therapy, including VitalStim, which is electrical stimulation of the swallowing muscles
  • Specialists in performing and interpreting modified barium swallowing (MBS) evaluations

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps you achieve or improve your independent living skills after illness or injury or in coping with a chronic condition. Our outpatient Occupational Therapy staff includes specialists in functional capacity evaluations, hand and upper extremity injuries, pediatric occupational therapy, lymphedema therapy and and the Herdman Vestibular Balance System. Services include:

  • Individualized treatment programs to improve your ability to perform daily activities
  • Performance skills assessments and treatment
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and training
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers

Become a Patient

You can be treated by the Rehabilitation Services staff on an inpatient and outpatient basis by appointment with a physician referral. Each client's plan of treatment is developed individually. Rehabilitation services are offered in the SMART Center, the Balance Center, the YMCA and/or the Rehabilitation Department. The location of your therapy will be determined by your plan of care. Every effort is made to coordinate appointments for your convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Last updated: 02/04/2014
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