Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech Language Pathology
Therapists provide physician requested physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation services to patients who are hospitalized at Virginia Hospital Center to promote healing with multiple conditions.
Edward Allcock, DO, Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at Virginia Hospital Center
Inpatient Physical Therapy enhances safety and functional mobility with emphasis on minimizing the risk of falls and re-injury. Treatment can include but is not limited to: balance training, gait, mobility, strengthening, endurance, range of motion, and assistance with discharge needs.
Inpatient Speech Language Pathology Services include the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing disorders. Therapists help to improve areas of deficits and develop compensatory strategies.
Inpatient Occupational Therapy assists patients to achieve independence in activities of daily living by teaching them compensatory strategies, using adaptive equipment, and working to develop the skills needed for independent functioning. Occupational Therapy includes dressing, bathing, grooming, home safety and home management (cooking and cleaning), memory and problem solving skills related to daily routines.
Specialized Care Services
- Stroke or Brain Injury
- Orthopedic Injuries including elective total joint surgery, and other surgeries including spine, abdominal, brain, and cardiac.
- Therapies also work with hospitalized patients presenting with decreased endurance or changes in mobility functioning, swallowing or speech, and activities of daily living.
- Total Joint Replacement Unit
- Wound Care and Lymphedema Services
- Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
- Modified Barium Swallow Studies
- Stroke Center
- Bariatric Services
- Neonatal Feeding and Swallowing Services
The Hospital’s IP Rehabilitation Center Staff