Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

The Valley Health System offers extensive rehabilitation programs that include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Our programs are based on the individual needs of the patient.

We also offer specialized programs in neurological, spinal and orthopedic therapy. These are available for people recovering from stroke, Parkinson's and other brain disorders, spinal cord and back injuries and orthopedic surgeries. The team also works with amputees, burn victims, those suffering major trauma and other disabling conditions. 

Inpatient rehab helps patients regain strength, mobility and function to achieve their highest level of independence. An in-hospital rehabilitation center offers patients several advantages over skilled nursing facilities or other post-acute rehabilitation settings. There is a seamless transition from the acute care to the therapy setting at the hospital.

Find a Physician

If you need a referral to a physician at The Valley Health System, call our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888 or search for a doctor online.

Successful Rehab Requires Active Participation

Inpatient rehabilitation is a transition from hospital to home. Patients receive intensive therapy each day, so active participation in the program is critical to their recovery. To encourage success, the team asks patients to:

  • Participate fully in therapy.
  • Get active by getting out of bed, getting dressed and sitting in a chair for meals.
  • Communicate with the team, especially about your recovery goals and a discharge plan.
  • Be proactive about pain, which can hinder progress.
  • Stay active on weekends to continue to build strength, endurance and stamina.

Family members and caregivers are also critical to the recovery process. The rehab team will provide training in many areas and caregivers are asked to participate in rehabilitation activities. This will help them know how to provide the best assistance and care at home.

Specialized Programs

Our therapists have expertise in spinal, neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation treatments help patients with central nervous system disorders improve function in their sensory, motor and cognitive skills. Neurological rehabilitation can benefit those with the following neurological conditions:

  • Brain or spinal cord tumors or trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Vascular disorders such as stroke, blood clots, and impaired blood flow affecting the nervous system
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cervical spondylosis 
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Spinal Rehabilitation

Spinal rehabilitation is used to correct injuries to the spine and other areas that may be affected by spinal injuries. Spinal rehab can benefit patients recovering from orthopedic surgery. It can also benefit people suffering from spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, disc degeneration, paralysis and paraplegia.

Therapies used in spinal rehabilitation include:

  • Gait, stair and transfer training
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Postural education
  • Post-surgical spinal precaution training
  • Cryotherapy
  • Back injury prevention
  • Adaptive equipment training
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) training
  • Muscle strengthening and stimulation including Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES) technology

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation treats patients who are recovering from injuries that affect the skeletal and muscular systems. The goal is to help patients recover lost skills, improve range of motion and create strategies that will help them live independently. Orthopedic rehab can benefit patients affected by:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Hip, wrist, elbow and other fractures
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Work-related injuries

Rehabilitation Team

When you choose The Valley Health System for inpatient rehabilitation, you will receive the full continuum of services and care. Our multi-disciplinary team includes:

  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Case Managers
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