Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy & Other Outpatient Services

Regain Your Mobility & Strength after an Illness or Injury

Even after you’ve recovered from the most pressing pains from an injury or illness, the long-term effects of the condition could live you with limited mobility. Physical therapy is an intensive program designed to help you regain your strength and range of motion after an injury or illness. Medical conditions affect everyone differently, and even if you sustained an injury similar to someone else, there is no guarantee that the treatment that worked for them will work for you. This is why physical therapy programs are built from the ground up to meet the unique needs of each individual patient.

At RRH, physical therapy begins with an initial interview and assessment with one of our experienced physical therapists. During this meeting, you will have the chance to tell us more about the specific challenges you face because of your condition and what your key goals for physical therapy are. We will then begin the development of your personalized treatment plan.

When Can Physical Therapy Help?

People are referred to physical therapists for many reasons. Most any condition that makes it more difficult to move or use your strength to the fullest may warrant the need for physical therapy. In many cases, physical therapy is integral to the long-term recovery process. Trying to recover without exercising to flex and strengthen muscles and lead to lifelong feelings of stiffness and pain.

Patients are frequently referred to physical therapy after they have been impacted by one or more of the following:
  • Stroke
  • Car accident injuries
  • An intensive surgical procedure
  • Cerebral palsy
  • A sports-related injury
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • A traumatic brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis

A physical therapy program typically lasts for several weeks or months. It is important to keep up with your appointments to continue the momentum of recovery. Your progress will be assessed during each visit so that your physical therapy team can make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.

Physical therapy helps patients regain both strength and mobility after an injury due to illness or from a condition. Our physical therapists address your need to return to both work and play, sporting activities or routines of daily life. We have physical therapists who are skilled in the treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries utilizing their experience in manual therapy techniques and exercise program planning. We also have physical therapists who are experienced in the treatment of neurological disorders and injuries including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis.

Online resources:

Move Forward: Physical Therapy Brings Motion to Life

Preparing for Your Visit with a Physical Therapist

Other Outpatient Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy involves the rehabilitation of patients who have difficulty performing the activities of daily living, including dressing and grooming as well as work and leisure activities. Our occupational therapists are skilled in providing treatment designed to maximize patient function.

Occupational therapists also treat hand and upper extremity function and injury for cumulative trauma, tendon repairs, fractures, scarring and neurological deficits.

Online resources:

About Occupational Therapy

Speech-Language Therapy

Speech therapy focuses on the treatment of problems with language, speaking, communication, and swallowing. Our speech therapists are skilled in comprehensive swallowing assessments including video-fluoroscopic studies as well as cognitive linguistic disorders, utilizing these techniques to develop an individualized treatment regimen to maximize the ability of each patient.

Online resources:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.