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Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Neuroscience Institute

Services and Programs

Whether you have experienced an unexpected health event, or have been managing a health condition for years, our team combines compassion and respect with the latest rehabilitation tools and treatments to help you find the strength to overcome. 

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Outpatient Rehabilitative Therapy Programs


Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is the treatment of disease or injury with physical techniques such as exercise, cold and heat treatments, manual therapy techniques, and stretching.

Our physical therapy program offers non-invasive treatments that help patients develop, maintain, and restore maximum body movement and physical function. Treatments can be applied at any age or stage of life, with the ultimate goal to improve health and quality of life.

Our licensed physical therapists can help patients recover from an injury, relieve pain, prevent future injury, or deal with a chronic condition. They help with conditions like arthritis, joint replacement, sports injury, concussion, knee pain, back and neck pain, stroke, general weakness, and many more. They also provide specialized post-operative rehabilitation for patients of all ages who are recovering from surgery.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) focuses on helping you become independent in performing activities of daily life (ADL) – habits that you need to participate in self-care, work, and recreational activities. It can help patients recovering from injury and surgery, and those managing chronic illness.

Our occupational therapists work to restore your upper body function and motility by addressing your range of motion, strength tasks, coordination, sensation, endurance, and visual skills.

Our occupational therapists who specialize in neurorehabilitation help you to regain the ability to engage in independent living activities (such as eating, cooking, grooming, bathing, dressing, safe use of the toilet, tub and shower, household tasks) as well as activities that have personal meaning and value.

Our occupational therapists who specialize in orthopaedic rehabilitation provide non-operative and post-operative treatment for the upper limbs, including treatment for conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech therapy focuses on the improvement of language, communication, swallowing, and fluency. One of the most common symptoms that we treat is dysphagia, which refers to difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia can be caused by a stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, or healing from a physical injury and can affect your tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus.

Our speech-language pathologists start with a thorough diagnostic evaluation and then create a customized treatment plan. Your treatment may involve working on some or all of the following:

  • Language: Language disorders can affect your listening and reading comprehension and/or verbal and written skills. These result from damage to the language centers of your brain following a stroke, brain injury, or other neurological change. We will maximize the most effective modes of communication.
  • Speech: After a stroke or brain injury, nervous system damage may cause issues with sequencing sounds into syllables or words. Weak muscles may cause your speech to be slow or uncoordinated. We assess and address articulation, voice, fluency, rhythm, and rate.
  • Voice: Treatment addresses improving vocal quality due to various vocal cord issues which may include vocal cord paralysis, head and neck cancer, vocal misuse, and paradoxical vocal cord movement.
  • Cognitive communication: We can help you improve your attention, concentration, perception, orientation, memory, judgment, problem-solving, reasoning, and information processing or new learning.
  • Swallowing: Several of our speech-language pathologists have received board certification in swallowing and swallowing disorders. We offer state-of-the-art, evidence-based assessment, and treatment for swallowing issues, including:
    • Modified barium swallow
    • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
    • Vital Stim therapy
    • Surface electromyography (SEMG)-assisted biofeedback

We work collaboratively with you and your family on this plan and consult with your physician and other highly trained professionals within our health system as needed.

Personalized Rehabilitative Services

Your individualized care plan may include:

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Rochester Regional Health offers the largest physical therapy and rehabilitation program in the region, with easily accessible locations and convenient hours designed to fit your schedule. Each facility is staffed by highly trained professionals and features state-of-the-art equipment. Schedule your appointment today.
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