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Rehabilitation Services

Bartlett Regional Hospital's rehabilitation team offers individualized therapies to help you recover from an injury or illness.

Our focus is on your goals and what matters to you. Whether you need physical, occupational or speech therapy—or a combination—our therapists will take the time to listen to you and learn about what's going on in your life so that they can treat you as a whole person, not as a physical ailment. Our ultimate aim is for you to feel strong, safe and confident in your own abilities.

We offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for people of all ages.

Physical Therapy

Bartlett's physical therapists evaluate and treat problems associated with movement, balance, strength, coordination, wounds and pain.

Our physical therapy services include:

  • Strength, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning.
  • Manual therapies, including craniosacral therapy and myofascial release.
  • Dry needling.
  • Fall prevention.
  • Pediatric physical therapy.

Conditions our physical therapists provide rehabilitation for include:

  • Cancer-related weakness and debility.
  • Dizziness and balance disorders.
  • Headache.
  • Lymphedema
  • Muscle sprains and strains.
  • Neck and back pain.
  • Parkinson's disease—using LSVT BIG and other treatment techniques.
  • Pelvic floor concerns, such as incontinence, constipation, recovery from childbirth and pelvic pain.
  • Stroke.
  • Tempromandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries.
  • Wounds.

Occupational Therapy

Bartlett's occupational therapists are skilled in treating a wide variety of health conditions and populations through the use of therapeutic techniques to improve, rehabilitate, or maintain a person's ability to perform functional, everyday activities.

Conditions our occupational therapists provide rehabilitation for include:

  • Neurological injuries such as strokes and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • Dizziness, BPPV, and vestibular disorders
  • Orthopedic upper body injuries or pain including carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow.
  • Post-operative care of the upper body including the building of custom splints.
  • Increased difficulty with activities of daily living due to cognitive difficulties, fatigue, or physical restrictions.
  • Workplace injuries and injury prevention with ergonomic and workstation assessments to help modify positioning and workflow to decrease pain and prevent injuries.

Our occupational therapists also specialize in Pediatric therapy for children with difficulties with sensory processing, self-regulation, social skins, and fine motor skills.

Speech & Language Therapy

Bartlett's speech and language pathologists are trained to help patients with improved communication, enunciation, swallowing, and cognition and mental processing.

Our speech therapy services include:

  • Bedside swallow evaluations.
  • Instrumental swallow studies, with either modified barium swallow studies performed in our diagnostic imaging department or fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES).
  • LSVT Loud for Parkinson's disease.
  • Memory and cognition testing.
  • Assistance with augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC).
  • Pediatric speech therapy.

Conditions our speech therapists provide rehabilitation for include:

  • Swallowing, articulation, problem solving, attention and memory deficits after stroke or traumatic brain injury.
  • Parkinson's disease.
  • Post-oral cancer treatments.
  • Autism, articulation impairments, language delays, cleft palate, attention impairments, and developmental delays in children.

Work Injury Rehab and Prevention

This program provides coordinated services that help keep healthy workers on the job and get injured workers quickly and safely back to work. Benefits of this program to patients and employers include reduced time lost due to injuries. Bartlett Regional Hospital's Rehabilitation Services staff work with the patient, referring physician, therapy team, employer and workers compensation insurance carrier.

Work injury rehab services may include:

  • Physical capacity evaluations.
  • Work conditioning rehab for strength and endurance of the job's physical demands.
  • Job-site analysis.
  • Ergonomic assessments.
  • Injury-prevention training.
  • Specialized services for hand, arm, neck and back injuries.

This program provides group and individual consultation and training on the job site to reduce the risk of work-related injury.

Work injury prevention services may include:

  • Ergonomics assessments.
  • Back injury prevention classes.
  • Repetitive motion injury prevention classes for office workers.
  • Customized educational programs unique to the employer’s needs.

Referrals to the program can be made directly by your primary physician. Employers are welcome to call us to see how we can help keep your employees healthy and working productively.

How to Make a Rehabilitation Appointment

Ask your provider for a referral to rehabilitation services, which most insurances require.

Please have your physician fax your referral to us at 907.796.8486. You can then call us at 907.796.8431 to schedule an appointment.

Our outpatient clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This makes it easier to set up therapy appointments that work with your busy schedule.

We look forward to serving you!