Outpatient Physical and Rehabilitative Therapy in the Greater Pittsburgh Area
Improve your mobility and flexibility while regaining your independence with outpatient rehabilitative services from St. Barnabas. We have served the Greater Pittsburgh area with comprehensive individual and institutional services to help people in need since 1900. We are dedicated to helping you recover and heal, and we employ a team of rehabilitative specialists that help you to do so with a variety of rehabilitative therapy services.
Types of Outpatient Therapy We Provide
St. Barnabas Medical Center has a highly skilled team of physical and occupational therapists, who are experts in helping patients recover from injury, stroke, or other trauma with customized rehabilitative therapy sessions. Rehabilitation is care that can help you regain, maintain, or improve abilities that you need for daily life. Some of the most common causes for a person to receive rehabilitation therapy include injuries and trauma, stroke, major surgery, side effects from medical treatments, certain birth defects and genetic disorders, chronic pain, and more. Types of outpatient rehabilitation therapies we provide at St. Barnabas include:
Physical therapy is required following a traumatic injury or joint replacement to help you obtain the best range of motion and joint function possible. It can help lessen or even eliminate discomfort from regular activities such as walking, climbing stairs, sitting, and standing. A tailored treatment plan will be devised by your physical therapist and may include gentle exercise, mobilization techniques, and stretching.
Occupational therapy is a type of rehabilitation for people who have suffered from a physical, neurological, or mental illness or trauma and need to relearn skills for daily activities. Patients can learn to do important daily functions at occupational therapy, from getting dressed to writing to finding a new way to enjoy favorite pastimes. The team of occupational therapists at St. Barnabas is dedicated to helping patients adapt to new challenges and live their lives to the fullest.
Aquatic Physical Therapy
Aquatic therapy is an effective type of rehabilitation program that is performed in the water and may be used to treat a wide range of medical issues. The physical properties of water are used in aquatic therapy to aid in patient recovery and exercise performance. Aqua therapy also relieves some of the harsh effects of gravity on the body, making movement easier and less painful. It is a safe and comfortable rehabilitation alternative for patients to undergo when it’s difficult to do so in other ways. It also eliminates the worry of falling on a hard surface, making patients more at ease than they might be with traditional physical therapy services.
Speech therapy is a rehab technique for people who are experiencing speech loss due to brain injuries, dementia, or stroke to help regain it. St. Barnabas helps patients who have problems pronouncing words, stuttering, or understanding what others are saying. Our speech therapists help patients to regain functional communication through a range of exercises and drills.
Our rehabilitative specialists have extensive experience treating patients recovering from trauma and other injuries, and they’ll work with you to decide on the best treatment that will allow you to regain your mobility and independence quickly.
Contact Us Today
Regain your independence with outpatient rehabilitative therapy services in the Greater Pittsburgh area from St. Barnabas. Open to both St. Barnabas residents and the general public, St. Barnabas Medical Center is accepting new patients and employs a team of rehabilitative specialists that are committed to helping you recover quickly. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
Outpatient TherapyAt St. Barnabas, we offer a variety of outpatient therapy and rehabilitative options to help you recover from injury, stroke, or other trauma. Reclaim your independence and functionality with rehabilitative sessions that are customized for your condition.
After a traumatic injury or joint replacement, physical therapy is necessary to help you achieve the highest range of motion and joint function possible. Physical therapy helps to relieve or even eliminate pain in everyday tasks like walking, going up and down stairs, or sitting and standing. Strength, coordination, and endurance are improved through a customized treatment plan put together by your physical therapist. Your therapist will direct you through gentle exercise, mobilization techniques, and stretching.
Occupational therapy is for patients of all ages who have undergone a physical, neurological, or mental illness or trauma and must regain skills needed for life’s everyday activities. Through occupational therapy, patients will be able to learn to do what matters most to them. From opening a jar, to getting dressed in the morning, or finding a new way to enjoy your favorite leisure activities, the occupational therapists at St. Barnabas show patients how to adapt to new challenges and live life to the fullest.
Aquatic Physical Therapy
Aqua therapy provides a safe and comfortable way for some patients to undergo therapy when it’s difficult or impossible to do so in other ways. Water therapy takes away some of the stressful effects of gravity on the body, making it easier and less painful to move. It also removes the fear of falling on a hard surface so patients can feel more at ease than they might with traditional physical therapy.
Speech therapy is a way for those who are experiencing speech loss through brain trauma, dementia, or stroke to recover their speaking ability. The Speech-Language pathologists at St. Barnabas work with those who are having trouble articulating words, stuttering, or unable to understand what others are saying. Through a variety of exercises and drills, speech therapists work with patients to restore functional communication.