Whether helping someone recover from injury or illness, or working with children to overcome developmental delays, our Rehabilitation Services professionals are committed to restoring and enhancing patients' physical abilities, so they can maximize the possibilities for living full, independent lives. Patients of all ages receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in the inpatient, outpatient, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing settings.
The goal of rehabilitation is to return a patient to normal functioning or as close as normal as possible. Glens Falls Hospital offers physical and occupational therapy, wellness and medically oriented exercise, and speech therapy for all ages all at The Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, open on Country Club Road in Queensbury.
Physical therapy (PT) is a crucial part of many rehabilitation programs. A physical therapist will plan exercises to help you retrain your muscles and adjust the way you need to.
Exercises are done, often almost right after the surgery, to regain motion and strength in the affected joint. Some other conditions that also benefit from PT including but are not limited to accident injuries, low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, head injuries, fractures.
Occupational therapy (OT) involves getting the patient back to functioning successfully in daily activities, living habits and at work. OT helps people who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. The goal is to help the patient develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills. The goal is to not only improve basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function.
Occupational therapy can help people with varied conditions from injuries, diseases and mental health conditions.
Our speech language pathologists are experienced in evaluating and treating both adults and children. Speech therapy is designed to help people with conditions that affect their speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders.