Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Services

Whether helping someone recover from injury or illness, or working with children to overcome developmental delays, our Rehabilitation Services professionals are committed to restoring and enhancing patients' physical and cognitive abilities, so they can maximize the possibilities for living full, independent lives. Patients of all ages can receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in the inpatient, outpatient and short-term rehabilitation settings.

The goal of rehabilitation is to return a patient to normal functioning or as close to normal as possible. Glens Falls Hospital offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy as well as wellness and medically oriented exercise for all ages. Therapy services are located at various sites for your convenience.


Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is a crucial part of many rehabilitation programs. A physical therapist will plan an exercise program tailored to your needs to help retrain your muscles and improve daily function.

Exercises are done, often immediately after surgery to regain motion and strength in the affected joint. Some other conditions that also benefit from PT include, but are not limited to: accident injuries, low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, head injuries, fractures, spinal cord injuries and Parkinson's disease.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) involves getting the patient back to functioning successfully in daily activities, living habits and at work. OT helps people have have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally or emotionally disabling. The goal is to help the patient develop, recover or maintain daily living and work skills. The goal is not only to improve basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function.

Occupational therapy can help individuals of all ages with varied conditions from injuries, diseases and mental health conditions. Conditions that may benefit from OT include, but are not limited to: arthritis, upper extremity injuries, fractures, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries and Parkinson's disease.


Speech Therapy

Our speech language pathologists are experienced in evaluating and treating both adults and children. Speech therapy is designed to help people with conditions that affect their speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders.