Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
At Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital, our highly skilled physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists support you throughout your recovery.
Our therapists provide services to patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. We help you get back to your daily routine using exercise, massage and many other noninvasive therapies. Our licensed staff offers care in the hospital and at outpatient clinics so you can receive convenient therapy at every stage of treatment.
Indiana University Health gives you access to the latest advancements in rehabilitation techniques through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine. We treat problems and prevent future injures by rebuilding your strength and endurance. Using innovative therapies and the latest research, we create personalized treatment plans that fit your needs and specific conditions. Our team of therapists works closely with you to help you achieve your treatment and rehabilitation goals.
Therapists with IU Health Paoli Hospital have a commitment to excellence, a passion for patients and an attitude of innovation. In addition to providing traditional rehabilitation services, our highly skilled staff offers a number of specialty programs and services.
As the most experienced outpatient rehabilitation staff in the area, we specialize in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic, sports medicine, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
Because we are part of the Indiana University Health system, we have the ability to coordinate advanced rehabilitation programs across the full continuum of related patient needs, including:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Wound care for diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds and other types of tissue injuries
- Speech and language therapy
- Video fluoroscopic swallow studies
- Vestibular assessment and training
- Splint fabrication
- Balance assessments and fall prevention
- Work conditioning
At IU Health Paoli Hospital, we offer comprehensive care to help you return to your normal activities.
Our physical therapists provide services that include assessment and treatment for patients who have experienced pain and loss of mobility, strength or function due to a sports injury, birth defect, neurological trauma, repetitive motion, postural changes, joint deterioration or other illnesses/injuries that affect daily living and work activities.
Occupational therapists at IU Health Paoli Hospital care for many of the same patients as physical therapists. Your occupational therapist helps you regain activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, cooking, driving, work activities and play and leisure activities.
Our speech-language pathologist is a provider for the First Steps Program, designed for individuals and families of children age birth to three with communication and or feeding problems. Speech-language pathologists also work with IU Health Paoli Hospital Radiology & Imaging to perform video fluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS) to evaluate the presence of a swallowing disorder.
A speech-language pathologist provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of problems that affect communication including:
- Impaired or delayed language skill
- Swallowing problems
- Consistent and age-inappropriate articulation errors
- Dysfluencies (repetitions, prolongations or interruptions) in the flow or rhythm of speech
- Poor vocal quality, such as distracting pitch
- Excessive loudness
- Inability to follow oral directions
- Inadequate vocabulary
- Poor concept formation
- Difficulty conveying message or conversing with others
- Difficulty expressing personal needs
Speech therapy helps correct these communication problems, leading to a better quality of life.