We recognize that each rehab patient has unique needs for services and treatment. The specialists at LewisGale will work with you, your family and your physicians to narrow a wide range of options into a customized program that will help you regain your health, strength and mobility.
Our comprehensive therapy services include:
Physical therapy helps restore movement and build strength and endurance. Services include gait training, general reconditioning and endurance training, balance training and fall prevention, trunk and lower extremity strengthening and gross motor control and coordination. Learn more about physical therapy.
Occupational therapists help recovering rehab patients return to daily activities at home and at work. Our therapists offer recommendations for adaptive equipment and train patients, family and caregivers in the use of the specialized equipment. Learn more about occupational therapy.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language pathologists help to patients of all ages by evaluating and treating disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice and swallowing. Learn more about speech therapy and our specialized Swallowing Clinic.
Accidents and Injuries
If you’ve been in an accident or experienced serious injury or trauma, we provide intensive therapy to help you recover and regain your independence.
Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program that helps people who’ve had heart attacks, heart surgery or other cardiac conditions return to regular activities, while reducing the risk of further heart problems. Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation.
Hand and Arm Therapy
Certified hand therapists treat injuries and diseases that affect the hand and arm. To restore function of your hand or arm, treatment may include wound and scar management, edema control, pain control, sensory re-education and/or desensitization, range of motion and strengthening exercises, dexterity training, orthotic fabrication and training, activities of daily living (ADL) training, work-related conditioning and ergonomic assessment.
Neurological and Low Vision Therapy
Our specialized treatment team evaluates and treats 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. Learn about our Neuro and Low Vision Program.
If you’re recovering from orthopedic injuries or surgery, our orthopedic therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation and use treatments like ultrasound, electric stimulation, soft tissue mobilization and exercise to reduce pain and increase strength with the goal of returning the patient to normal function.
Our trained specialists assist men and women experiencing pelvic conditions related to stress incontinence, urge incontinence or mixed causes by creating a treatment plan that fits each patient’s unique lifestyle. Treatment options include electrical stimulation, exercise and/or education specifically designed to improve bladder control.
Pulmonary Disease Progressive Exercise Program
If you have chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or another significant lung problem, our pulmonary rehab services will teach you about breathing retraining, nutrition and medication, as well as how to conserve energy and control infection. An exercise program will be specifically designed for you to build your strength and endurance.
Designed to help individuals suffering from acute, chronic or postoperative neck and back pain, this program includes exercises and techniques that add stability to the neck and back, help alleviate pain and improve motion to promote increased physical function.
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 the latest equipment to get you back in the game as quickly as possible. Learn more about sports medicine therapy and training.
Dizziness and balance problems are frequently the result of a dysfunction within the vestibular system, located within the inner ear. Our trained, licensed physical therapists perform a thorough evaluation of each patient and design a customized treatment program. Learn more about vestibular rehabilitation.
LewisGale’s Advanced Wound Care Centers offer the area’s most advanced technology for treatment of chronic wounds. Our medical specialists from a variety of disciplines employ tools including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and the Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC®) device. Learn more about our Advanced Wound Care Centers.
LewisGale’s rehabilitation specialists continually seek out, evaluate and adopt new approaches and technologies that can improve our patients’ outcomes. The specialized tools used in our Rehabilitation Services include:
The FES Cycle (Functional Electrical Stimulation)
Functional Electrical Stimulation is an advanced technology that facilitates muscle retraining for patients with neurological conditions that result in partially paralyzed limbs. Patients use an FES Cycle, a motorized ergometer that provides stimulation for 10 muscle groups in one or both legs and the trunk. Patients can utilize the cycle from their wheelchair, stimulating nerves and strengthening muscles that may not be functioning properly because of illness or injury, including stroke, multiple sclerosis and incomplete spinal cord injury.
Bioness Ness L300® Foot Drop System
This wireless medical technology helps patients affected by central nervous system injuries and disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury regain the ability to walk. Foot drop results from an injury or illness that paralyzes or weakens foot and ankle muscles, making walking difficult. With the Bioness technology, patients wear three small, unobtrusive components under their clothing. The components communicate with each other wirelessly and send low-level electrical impulses that cause the nerves to contract muscles responsible for lifting the foot during walking. In addition to increasing movement, they may also prevent muscle loss and help muscles relearn to function without the system.
Consultations and screenings can be arranged by calling (540) 772-3770.
For patients who have difficulty swallowing, this advanced therapy uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing. VitalStim is the only technology approved by the FDA for restoring swallowing function.
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