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Comprehensive Short-Term Rehabilitation Therapy

Our teams of highly skilled clinicians, therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and other support staff use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques to help individuals recover from an injury, illness, or surgery in a friendly, welcoming environment.

We recognize that each individual’s physical and emotional needs are unique. That’s why our care teams design a customized rehabilitation treatment plan for each patient. With this approach, our patients get the support they need to recover as soon as possible and live their healthiest life.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is characterized by the use of physical agents, modalities such as heat or massage, muscle reeducation exercises, assisted devices such as walkers and canes to assist residents improve balance, gross motor skills coordination, leg strength and to regaining the ability to walk independently.

Our expert physical therapists evaluate each patient’s physical problems and then work with them to:

  • Increase and maintain muscle strength and endurance
  • Restore and increase the range of motion in joints
  • Increasing coordination
  • Decrease pain or swelling/inflammation in the joints
  • Alleviate walking problem(s)
  • Reduce stress
  • Educate patients and their families

We work closely with primary care physicians to ensure seamless care and to facilitate diagnostic tests, prescription treatments, and other services for our patients.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OT) provide one of the most vital links in developing independence. Occupational therapists assist residents in improving or maintaining activities of daily living functions and support them in adjusting to their disability. Occupational therapists also evaluate wheelchair size, positioning, modification and adaptive device such as splints.

Speech/Language Pathology

Speech/Language Pathology is a therapeutic specialty providing evaluation and therapy, including innovative diagnostic tests like Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), for residents displaying various types of communication disorders and/or chewing or swallowing difficulties.

Take a Virtual Tour of Gouverneur’s Physical Therapy Center