Rehabilitation Services

Being a therapist at a Indiana University Health Paoli means a commitment to excellence, a passion for patients, and an attitude of innovation. Often, experiencing the care these individuals provide is something patients and families don't soon forget.

Services

In addition to providing traditional rehabilitation services, our highly skilled staff offers a number of specialty programs and services. With a staff of six licensed and certified therapists, IU Health Paoli Rehabilitation Services provide the region's most dedicated professionals with a commitment to excellence, innovation and quality care.

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 havethe ability to coordinate its programs across the full continuum of related patient needs.

  • Physical and occupational therapies
  • Certified Wound Care specialist on staff
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Videofluoroscopic swallow studies
  • Vestibular assessment and training
  • Splint fabrication
  • Balance assessments and fall prevention
  • Work conditioning
  • Wound care for diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, and other types of tissue injuries

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department provides services to all age groups, which include assessment and treatment for persons who have suffered pain and loss of mobility, strength, or function due to: sports injury, birth defect, neurological trauma, repetitive motion, postural changes, joint deterioration; other illnesses/injuries which affect the person's daily living and work activities.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy provides services to all age groups and provide assessment and treatment for persons who have suffered pain and loss of mobility, strength, or function due to: injury, birth defect, neurological trauma, repetitive motion, posture changes, joint deterioration; other illnesses/injuries which affect the upper body and the person's daily living and work activities.
The Occupational Therapist also provides training to regain activities of daily living such as: bathing, dressing, cooking, driving, work activities, and play and leisure activities.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy provides communication services to individuals of all ages. The speech-language pathologist is a provider for the First steps program for those individuals and families of children age birth to three with communication and or feeding problems. The Speech-Language pathologist also works with the Radiology Department to perform VFSS (video fluoroscopic swallowing studies) to evaluate the presence of a swallowing disorder.

The Speech-Language pathologist provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of communication disorders including:

  • Articulation
  • Impaired or delayed language skill
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Voice
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing

Possible signs or characteristics of communication disorders:

Speech

  • Makes consistent and age-inappropriate articulation errors
  • Exhibits dysfluencies (repetitions, prolongations, interruptions) in the flow or rhythm of speech,
  • Has poor vocal quality, such as distracting pitch
  • Is excessively loud

Language

  • Is unable to follow oral directions
  • Has inadequate vocabulary
  • Demonstrate poor concept formation
  • Has difficulty conveying message or conversing with others
  • Has difficulty expressing personal needs