At 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.
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.