Outpatient Rehabilitation

What is Outpatient Rehabilitation?
Outpatient rehabilitation is a form of therapy where patients travel to the hospital or other facility to attend sessions and then return home the same day.

Mercy Health Outpatient Rehabilitation includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Our therapists will develop an individualized, effective recovery plan that works for you and your lifestyle.

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Through individualized programs, Mercy Health therapists help restore function and maximize recovery following illness, disease or injury. Typical conditions treated through outpatient physical therapy include:

  • Injury of the neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankle or foot
  • Joint replacement
  • Strokes or other neurological conditions
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Balance problems/vertigo
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lymphedema
  • Injury of the hand, wrist or elbow
  • Injury of the muscle, tendon or ligament
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

Types of Outpatient Physical Therapy include:

  • Aquatic Therapy (Fairfield and Western Hills HealthPlexes)
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Women’s Health – Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (Fairfield HealthPlex)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (Fairfield HealthPlex)
  • Driving Evaluation and Training (West Hospital)

Outpatient Occupational Therapy

Through occupational therapy, you can learn how to meet the challenges of daily living, conserve energy for important tasks that are most important to you or modify your environment to meet your need for independence. Some illnesses or injuries treated by Outpatient Occupational Therapy include:
  • Stroke or other neurological rehabilitation
  • Brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Low vision
  • Arthritis
  • Pulmonary disease

Types of Outpatient Occupational Therapy available include:

  • Hand Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Therapy
  • Neurological Therapy

Speech Therapy

Speech pathologists can assist you with language, speech, swallowing and cognitive problems. Illnesses or injuries treated by Outpatient Speech Therapy include:
  • Brain injuries or stroke
  • Post-surgical procedures
  • Voice disorders
  • Swallowing problems

Types of Outpatient Speech Therapy available include:

  • Memory and cognitive skills development
  • Swallowing disorder treatments
  • Vital stimulation therapy (LSVT) for swallowing
  • LSVT for patients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Voice restoration
  • Aphasia rehabilitation
  • Laryngectomy rehabilitation

Mercy Health Outpatient Rehabilitation