Our program provides a full range of services for people of all ages—from children with sports injuries to grandparents who've had hip replacements. Your skilled, compassionate therapy team works closely with your doctor to develop your individualized care plan. And as part of Rochester Regional, we have access to many different specialists, so we can tailor your care plan to your specific needs.
Our warm-water aquatic physical therapy takes place in an easily accessible, specially designed pool. The pool floor raises and lowers to 6 feet, so it’s easy to get into and out of the water without stairs or ladders. The floor has a built-in treadmill, so you can go for a slow walk or run at speeds up to 7.5 mph.
Our pools provide a comfortable environment for exercise because buoyancy reduces the effects of gravity - so it’s easier on your joints and allows for greater, pain-free movement. You also get the benefits of water resistance.
Aquatic therapy is used for general conditioning and to treat many conditions, including:
Back/Spine pain and injuries
Joint replacement recovery
Work-related or motor vehicle injuries
We offer aquatic therapy at our Greece, Henrietta and Batavia locations.
Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is the most common side effect of cancer treatment and affects nearly 70% of all cancer patients. Therapy services and exercise are the only recognized evidence-based treatments for CRF.
The physical and occupational therapy team at Rochester Regional worked with the Lipson Cancer Institute to develop a special holistic treatment program that lessens the effects of CRF. Our highly experienced therapists will help you follow a personalized exercise regime that helps relieve CRF symptoms. You’ll increase your strength, mobility and endurance, while improving your balance and energy conservation ability.
Hand therapy promotes healing and helps restore your functioning, whether it’s for home, work or sports. Our hand therapy programs are staffed by occupational and physical therapists who specialize in upper limb rehabilitation (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand).
Their advanced training, continuing education, and independent study ensure that our therapists are highly skilled in non-operative and post-operative treatments. Many have obtained or are working toward certification by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.
You may see our hand therapy specialists to help treat:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome
Post-surgical diagnosis of elbow, wrist, thumb or fingers
Your individualized treatment plan may include:
Education on how to protect your joints to improve their function
Individualized instruction on exercises
Edema and scar management
Strategies for pain control
Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid that creates swelling in your arm or leg. It can cause discomfort and keep you from your daily activities, and if left untreated, it can lead to secondary infections.
Through our Lymphedema Management Program, your care team will work to reduce the swelling to improve your comfort and function. We provide:
Evaluation - A comprehensive assessment of the limb can help determine the best treatment path.
Treatment - Many cases require Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), including massage to help drain lymphatic fluid, therapeutic exercise, and compression techniques to reduce your swelling and increase your mobility.
Education - We will teach you easy self-massage, compression and exercise techniques so you can continue managing your condition at home.
The Pre-Driver's Screening Test is used as a source of information in determining a person’s readiness to return to driving following neurological condition such as a stroke or another type of brain injury. It may also be used to help determine the driving status of an elder with cognitive problems or dementia.
Driving is a demanding, dynamic and cognitively complex activity. The Pre-Driver's Screening test is conducted by an Occupational Therapist over two to three sessions. It evaluates:
Driving judgment situations
Upper and lower extremity strength
Range of motion and coordination of function
Accelerator to brake pedal reaction time
The results are sent to the physician who will use them (as well as other sources of information) to decide whether a patient is ready to return to driving.
Rochester Regional Health's Physical Therapy team offers pelvic floor physical therapy to help you find relief from musculoskeletal problems including:
Underactive or overactive pelvic floor muscles
Injury and trauma
Pregnancy-related pain (both pre- and post-natal)
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Vaginal or rectal surgery
We offer a range of treatments to help reduce your symptoms, including:
Bladder control training
Ergonomics and body mechanics training – Teaches you how to sit, stand and complete daily tasks more comfortably
Pelvic floor and core exercises
Massage and myofascial release
Getting Started With Women's Physical Therapy
During your first appointment with our Women's Physical Therapy team, we'll review your medical history and symptoms and develop a treatment program centered on your goals. The treatment program will include exercises to do at home, which are an important part of getting you back to full function.
To make an appointment, please use call the Women's Health Physical Therapy team our office at (585) 368-6600.