Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

St. Joseph Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation provide excellent patient care and comprehensive rehabilitation services to our community.

Our experienced staff evaluates and treats a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, as well as neurological, vestibular and post surgical cases. Our highly trained team includes specialists in sports medicine, pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema, speech and language therapy and geriatric care. We use a variety of evidence-based rehabilitation techniques.

Physical Therapy

St. Joseph’s licensed physical therapists are specially trained to work with patients who have sustained disabilities, impairments or limitations in their overall physical functions. These deviations can be the result of disease, injury or pathological processes. Through patient and therapist interaction, physical therapy can help restore movement and function, helping patients return to a greater level of independence.

A variety of conditions may benefit from physical therapy, including:

  • Post operative joints, (including ankle, knee, hip and shoulder) and post-operative spine
  • Sports injuries
  • Fractures, strains and sprains
  • Gait/balance instability
  • Cervical and lumbar pain
  • Arthritis
  • Amputations
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction/incontinence
  • Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or stroke

Aquatic Physical Therapy

St. Joseph’s Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center is unique in that it is able to provide aquatic physical therapy. Aquatic physical therapy, provided by specially trained therapists, is a scientifically proven program shown to accelerate the healing process and recovery time for many musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.

The physical properties of water—buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and viscosity—provide a therapeutic environment which aids in the progression of weight-bearing and functional land activities. Aquatic physical therapy provides a pain-free, supported environment for increasing range of motion and decreasing pain, and improving sport-specific activities, gait and balance.

Occupational Therapy

St. Joseph's licensed Occupational Therapists are trained to work with patients of all ages who are experiencing upper extremity injury or impairment that limits the abbility to complete daily tasks.

A variety of conditions may benefit from occupational therapy, inclduing:

  • Fractures of the hand, wrist and arm
  • Stroke and brain injury
  • Ligament, tendon, and nerve injury and/or repairs
  • Repetitive use syndromes (carpal tunnel, tendonitis, trigger finger)
  • Joint replacement
  • Crush injuries and amputations
  • Injuries requiring custom splint fabrication
  • Decrease coordination, strength or motion

Speech and Language Pathology

St. Joseph's licensed and certified Speech Pathologists provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients experiencing problems with communication, cognition, voice and swallowing. Speech therapy is highly beneficial for patients with the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Voice disorders
  • Carcinoma of the head or neck


St. Joseph’s Outpatient Rehabilitation is located near the main entrance of the Medical Mall on the second floor.

For more information about St. Joseph’s Outpatient Rehabilitation, or to make an appointment, call 816-943-4545.