Rehabilitation Services

Valley View Medical Center's rehabilitation services include physical, occupational, and speech therapies for hospital inpatients, outpatients and patients recovering in our Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.  Our therapists are trained in a variety of treatment approaches which allow for individualized care. This includes one-to-one patient care methods ranging from traditional orthopedic to gentle movement, re-education and wellness techniques.

Services include treatment for:

  • Orthopedic and sports injuries
  • Total joint replacements
  • Neurological disorders (stroke, Parkinson's Disease, traumatic brain injury)
  • Arthritis, fractures
  • Multiple traumas
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Amputations and prosthetic training
  • Weakness/deconditioning
  • Auto accidents
  • Balance disorders and vestibular rehab
  • Frequent falls
  • Rehabilitation needs following surgery

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy helps to preserve, develop and restore physical function. Therapists evaluate patients to determine the impairments and customize a treatment plan with goals to reach their highest possible functional level. Patients receive education and a personalized home program to help them manage their condition.

The treatment plan may include strategies to resolve pain, problems with walking, posture, or balance, and help athletes with mechanical imbalances and overuse issues to improve performance.

Therapists use a "hands-on" approach that integrates exercises, manual therapy and other forms of movement therapy treatment.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps patients overcome obstacles and regain skills so they can return to home and work-related activities. Common treatments include:

  • Treatment of upper extremity injuries (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand)
  • Splint fabrication
  • Sensory motor processing for the neurological patient
  • Work conservation/safety
  • Self-care/activities of daily living
  • Community re-entry activities
  • Treatment of sensory and neuro pediatric patients 
  • Treatment of pediatric upper and lower extremity traumatic injuries

Speech Therapy

Speech/Language pathology services at Valley View Medical Center address the needs of pediatric and adult populations.  Therapy is focused on assisting family/caregivers with strategies to help patients gain function in daily communicative interactions. Specialized services offered on an outpatient basis:

  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders following neurological (neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, or traumatic brain injury) events or cancer related diagnosis for adults
  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pediatric dysphagia including failure to thrive, structural issues such as cleft lip/palate, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and neurological dysfunction. Rehabilitation processes to assist children to eat orally and transition from tube feeding is also available. 
  • Treatment to address language processing and formulation problems related neurological impairment, developmental/cognitive delays or dysfunction, hearing loss, or speech/language delay 
  • Specialized therapy approaches involving both acquired apraxia and childhood apraxia of speech
  • Augmentative Communication and assistive technology application approaches
  • Treatment for articulation and phonological process disorders
  • Voice therapy
  • Therapy for cognitive/linguistic disorders related to stroke, traumatic brain injury, and language impairment resulting in language based learning disabilities.