Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs

Physical Therapist helping woman use a therapy machine for her arms.Following an initial assessment, our multidisciplinary therapy team draws from a variety of treatment techniques to help each patient progress. These include:

  • Balance retraining
  • Cognitive treatment
  • Developmental activities
  • Extensive fitness equipment
  • Gait training
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities to lessen acute pain and inflammation
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Patient and caregiver education

Some of the most common conditions for which patients come to outpatient therapy include:

  • Amputation
  • Aphasia
  • Back and neck pain
  • Balance and vestibular disorders
  • Cumulative trauma disorders (such as arthritis/tendonitis/bursitis)
  • Deconditioning
  • Joint replacements
  • Neurological disorders (such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and others)
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pregnancy-related issues (such as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Spinal conditions (pre- and post-surgical)
  • Sports injuries
  • Swallowing dysfunction
  • Tendon repair
  • Women's health (such as urinary incontinence, lymphedema)
  • Prosthetics and orthotics training
  • Self-care retraining
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Splinting
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Voice training

We also offer special programs, such as a prosthetic and orthotic clinic and a falls prevention program, both provided under the direction of our physiatrist, as well as programs specifically for women. Additional offerings coordinated by our staff include an arthritis exercise program, a social communication group, and an osteoporosis management program.

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