Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
Whether you're recovering from a stroke or recuperating from a ligament sprain, you know that illness and injury can make daily living a real challenge. The things you did easily, even automatically, before – bathing and dressing, cooking and cleaning, talking and working – may now be difficult. You may need support and assistance for daily activitie s you used to do independently.
Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy at Virginia Hospital Center has one goal: to help you regain maximum independence and functioning so that you can safely, comfortably and happily return to your everyday life. Our physicians and therapists combine their experience and skill with the latest technology, to provide comprehensive rehabilitation for physical disabilities caused by strokes, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, cancer, repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and other orthopedic or neurological conditions.
Depending on your needs, you may receive a variety of therapies during your rehabilitation. Please see the links on the left for more information.
Physical Therapy treats a variety of physical injuries and impairments of the central nervous system or musculoskeletal system. Physical therapists use exercises and activities to help patients regain strength, as well as improve balance and basic mobility. They also assist patients in the use of braces and prosthetic devices.
Physical Therapy also provides a variety of therapeutic treatments to reduce pain, increase comfort and improve function. A variety of modalities are available including electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, and manual therapy.
Occupational Therapy assists you in building and relearning skills that are important for independent functioning and daily living. Those skills may include bathing and grooming, dressing, cooking and other everyday activities that could be difficult or even hazardous for patients recovering from illness or injury. Our occupational therapists help patients to learn new techniques for carrying out daily tasks, use specialized tools to perform these activities more easily and safely, conserve their energy and protect vulnerable joints from additional injury.
Speech & Language Pathology
Speech & Language Pathology services help people improve communication, cognitive function, memory and problem-solving skills, swallowing function and voice production. Individuals with stroke, neuromuscular disease, traumatic brain injury and vocal cord pathology will often demonstrate difficulties in a variety of areas and may benefit from Speech-Language Pathology services.