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Outpatient Therapy Services - Specialized Programs
Outpatient Therapy Services - Specialized Programs
The following specialty programs are an integral part of our Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. While treatment options are tailored to every patient’s unique situation and condition, the programs’ influence on patient recovery and outcome is extensive.
Aquatic Therapy – Water has a wide variety of therapeutic applications, making aquatic therapy a recommended rehab choice for patients with arthritis, low back pain, fibromyalgia, and joint replacement surgery. Treatment is performed in an indoor, heated pool with one-on-one supervision from a licensed, specially-trained physical therapist.
Aquatic Therapy is provided at the Salem YMCA outpatient location
Hand Therapy - Certified hand therapists treat injuries and diseases affecting the hand and arm to improve the person's ability to use them in a functional way. Treatment may include wound management, scar management, edema control, pain control, sensory re-education and/or desensitization, range of motion and strengthening exercise, dexterity training, orthotic fabrication and training, ADL training, work-related conditioning, and ergonomic assessment.
Hand Therapy is provided at the Lewis-Gale Medical Office Building East location
Lymphedema – affects patients with swelling of the extremities due to an impaired lymphatic system or general swelling known as edema. A combination of compression, massage, exercise, and patient education provided by a certified lymphedema therapist can help regain use of limbs that are swollen as a result of radiation therapy, surgery, trauma, fracture, infection, or chronic venous insufficiency disease.
Lymphedema Therapy is provided at the Salem YMCA and Lewis-Gale Medical Office Building East locations
Neurological and Low Vision Clinic - Evaluating and treating functional vision-related deficits caused by neurological disorders (including stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, etc.), age related changes (macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, etc.), developmental issues or other medical conditions are provided by a treatment team led by our Specialty Certified Occupational Therapist. Treatment team members may include specialized optometric and/or ophthalmology services depending on the specific needs of the individual. In addition to individualized plans of care, the clinic also provides educational services to patients, families and other interested groups.
Available evaluation and intervention services offered include:
- Low Vision Services: Evaluation and interventions to address issues such as magnification, lighting, contrast, environmental modification and adaptive equipment to maximize effective use of available visual function and increase overall independence and safety.
- Neuro Vision Services: Evaluation and interventions to address binocularity (efficient use of the eyes together), visual fields, ‘neglect’ (limited attention to one side following stroke or head injury), coordinated movement of the eyes, scanning/visual search skills.
- Developmental Vision: Evaluation and interventions to address core visual and perceptual skills related to specific periods of development. Basic screenings may fail to identify the wide range of skills required for optimal participation in the academic setting. Developmental Vision services provide a more in-depth assessment of visual and perceptual skills with recommendations for modifications and rehabilitative interventions.
Neurological and Low Vision Clinic is provided at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center Neuro Rehabilitation location.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation - Following a comprehensive evaluation, an orthopedic therapist utilizes modalities such as ultrasound and electric stimulation, as well as soft tissue mobilization and exercise to reduce pain and increase strength with the goal of returning the patent to normal function.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation Therapy is provided at the Salem YMCA and Lewis-Gale Medical Office Building East locations
Pelvic Rehabilitation – men and women experiencing problems related to stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or mixed causes can benefit from our specially trained staff and their ability to find a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle, including electrical stimulation, exercise, and/or education specifically designed to improve bladder control.
Pelvic Rehabilitation Therapy services are provided at the Salem YMCA and Lewis-Gale Medical Office Building East locations
Pulmonary Disease Progressive Exercise Program - Pulmonary patients, including those, with COPD and chronic asthma, benefit from a progressive, supervised exercise program during which oxygen saturation is monitored
Pulmonary Disease Progressive Exercise Program therapy is provided at the Salem YMCA and Lewis-Gale Medical Office Building East locations
Spine Stabilization – helps individuals suffering from acute, chronic, or post-surgical neck and back pain. The program includes exercises and techniques that provide added stability to the neck and back, help alleviate pain, and improve motion to promote increased physical function
Spine Stabilization therapy is provided at the Salem YMCA and Lewis-Gale Medical Office Building East locations
Sports Medicine – whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, we’ll conduct a comprehensive evaluation, partner with you to create a specific treatment plan, and use state-of-the-art equipment to get you back in the game as quickly as possible.
Sports Medicine therapy is provided at the Salem YMCA and Lewis-Gale Medical Office Building East locations
Vestibular Rehabilitation – Dizziness and balance problems are frequently the result of dysfunction within the vestibular system, located within the inner ear. Our trained, licensed physical therapists perform a thorough evaluation of each patient and then design a treatment program around the patient's specific needs. These treatment programs include strength, flexibility, coordination, habituation and balance retraining exercises that can decrease and often eliminate symptoms while improving the patient's quality of life.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is provided at the Salem YMCA and Lewis-Gale Medical Office Building East locations