Our physical, occupational and speech therapists work with you and your physician to develop a treatment plan based on your individualized goals and specific health care needs. We offer a number of specialized programs in both the hospital and outpatient settings.
Patients in the hospital and those able to take advantage of our outpatient services benefit not only from the latest treatment approaches and state-of-the-art equipment but from personable, professional staff. We’ll harness all of our resources to help you reach your individual goals with:
We offer both preventative and rehabilitative care that can help you:
- Maximize functionality
- Maintain or restore your strength and endurance
- Promote wellbeing
With your physician’s request, our therapists will evaluate you and recommend a treatment plan based on what you were doing before your illness and on your current function. The plan will be tailored to your particular situation and needs. A small gym located within the hospital may used in your treatment plan.
Certain medical problems also lead to difficulty swallowing, speaking or otherwise communicating. Our Speech and Language Pathologists work with patients on being able to safely swallow food and liquids; on understanding and expressing language; and on regaining cognitive abilities lost. They perform video fluoroscopic swallow studies with the assistance of radiology.
Our inpatient team works closely with the nursing and case management staff to prepare you for the next phase of your recovery. Whether it’s going home with some assistance, continued treatment at one of our outpatient settings or admission to a specialized facility, our therapists can help you get there.
Outpatient services are provided in two Plattsburgh locations. When you schedule your appointment, we’ll be sure to let you know where your therapy will take place.
Rehabilitation Services - Tom Miller Road
Rehabilitation Services - New York Road
Rehabilitation Services Offered
- Aquatic Therapy
- Sports Medicine
- Vestibular and Balance Therapy
- Lymphedema Treatment
- Saebo Arm Training
- Solo-Step Rehabilitation
- Wheelchair and Seating Evaluations
- Prosthetic and Orthotics Evaluations and Training
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Language, Swallowing and Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Certified Hand Therapy
- CranioSacral Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Pelvic Floor Therapy
To make an appointment, advance registration is required by calling (518) 562-2273.
Call Rehabilitation at (518) 562-4616 to schedule your appointment. When you call, one of our team members will be happy to make arrangements for your first visit. All we need is a prescription for rehab from your physician and your personal and insurance information.
For your first visit, please bring your insurance card, the referral from your physician, your co-pay, and any other pertinent medical information you might have. If you will be receiving therapy for your hip, knee or lower leg, it is recommended that you bring a pair of shorts to change into.
We ask that you arrive 15 minute early for your initial visit in order to complete some paperwork.
After discharge from therapy, you may benefit from an additional structured exercise program with some supervision. Our Next Steps Program at The CVPH Wellness & Fitness Center offers you the opportunity for 8-weeks at a reduced cost (compared to membership). The Wellness & Fitness Center staff and our Rehabilitation team work together to ensure a seamless transition and provides both support and encouragement. The Next Steps Program offers assessments at the beginning and end of the program, an individualized exercise plan, two 60-minute supervised group workout sessions per week, a summary report provided to you and your healthcare provider, unlimited, full access to the center and the option to join the center with waived enrollment at the end of the program.
Please talk with your healthcare provider for a referral to our Next Steps Program or call our Medical Integration Coordinator at (518) 314-3134.
The Rehabilitation Services team plays an integral role in care of residents in the Skilled Nursing Facility and on the Sub-Acute Care Unit.
For patients in Sub-Acute Care, we tailor our treatment to what you will need to be able to do in order to be successful at home. We provide education for you and your family, so that you can continue to maintain your function at home.
For long-term patients, those who return a skilled nursing environment, we work to maintain the highest level of independence and quality of life while living in our facility.
Typically, the physical therapist will work with you on ambulation, leg strength, walking stairs, endurance, balance etc., while the occupational therapist will address your ability to do your self-care and other daily activities like dressing, bathing, toileting, folding laundry, kitchen activities etc. If you have problems with language or swallowing, the speech language pathologists will be included in the treatment plan.
Solo-Step is an overhead track and harness system designed to protect patients from falling during the rehabilitation process while giving them the confidence they need to break though their barriers in a safe environment.
Patients using the Solo-Step Fall Protection And Balance System during gait, balance, or strength training will be able to experience a level of independence they’ve never felt before.
To learn more about Solo-Step Rehabilitation, please visit their website.
We are dedicated to providing patients safety and confidence during rehab. It is our goal to help individuals overcome their physical and psychological challenges and enhance their quality of life. This confidence enables patients to regain strength and balance at a faster rate allowing them to push themselves through rehab quicker. Click here to learn more about how Solo-Step is benefitting people in the community.