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Let’s begin your rehabilitation journey

The goal of rehabilitation is to improve every patient’s function to the highest level possible, and to achieve the highest quality of life, according to each person’s needs.

From a stroke or a broken leg to cancer or a brain injury, any patient who wants to resume the activities of daily life or normal body function must put in the work to get better. And with us at your side you will be supported by the most comprehensive, compassionate and skilled therapy team in the region.

Your rehabilitation team may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, exercise physiologists, recreational therapists, managers and support staff. We are proud to offer rehabilitation services within these disciplines in acute care, inpatient and outpatient settings. Our facilities are in downtown Richmond and the surrounding area.

Let’s break it down: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

Your physician and healthcare team will create a rehabilitation plan for you. The three main forms of therapy are: physical, occupational and speech and language. Here’s a quick overview of the differences between each.

  • Physical therapy (PT) is focused on treating functional issues in mobility, strength and coordination. Physical therapy helps patients learn to move again and decrease pain when doing so. It also focuses on getting back your Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs – things like feeding, bathing, dressing or using the bathroom.
  • Occupational therapy (OT) aims to help patients perform activities of daily life, known as “occupations.” This includes the tasks patients need to do, want to do, and are expected to do in life. OT is often focused on more complex tasks, called Instrumental Activities of Daily Life, or IADLs. These skills – such as caring for others, driving, and meal preparation, for example – are required to live independently in your home or at work. Therapy can include strengthening exercises, adaptive equipment and adaptation of the physical environment.
  • Speech language pathology – often called speech therapy – treats communication, swallowing and feeding issues.