Outpatient therapies are provided in our spacious new facility located on the first floor of the CIC Building beside the Hospital on Route 664 North.
The program has grown steadily since its inception in 1980. The Rehab Services Department’s experienced staff provides professional services to inpatients on the Medical Surgical Unit and in the Skilled Nursing Facility, to outpatients in the CIC Professional Building on the hospital campus, and on-site to children in the Logan-Hocking School District.
Patients receive excellent rehab services here at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. Even if you have had surgery or other services at another hospital, you may still choose to receive your therapy here.
The rehab services team works with numerous hospital departments, physicians, a variety of other medical professionals and professionals in the community. Information about rehabilitation services is available by contacting one of our professionals at the Outpatient Therapy Center, 740-380-8284.
HVCH therapists and staff offer a variety of services through their professions of occupational, physical, and speech therapy.
- Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy is prescribed for patients with a wide variety of conditions. One area is injured workers who must regain strength and skill to return to work or to learn new job skills. It is also prescribed for patients who have had a stroke, head or spinal cord injury. The therapies may include increasing strength and range after the injury and daily basic life skills in bathing, cooking, driving, and other activities of daily living. This type of therapy is also beneficial to children who are developmentally delayed and for patients with hand and arm injuries or corrective surgeries. Fine motor skills, as in handwriting, is also an area where the OT staff work to improve a child’s functional ability to keep up with his classmates.
- Physical Therapy: Physical therapists and licensed therapist assistants use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to evaluate and design treatment programs for patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunctions. The use of exercise, water, light, heat, and massage helps patients of all ages regain their independence after suffering an illness or injury. Once the patient is evaluated, treatment is delivered and closely monitored by the evaluating therapist, designed for the individual to restore muscle strength, endurance, and motion and to control or modulate pain.
- Speech Therapy: Children and adults who display signs of communication disorders, such as, stuttering, pronunciation difficulties, voice problems, language delays and swallowing can benefit from this therapy with the speech pathologists. Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is often evaluated by the speech language pathologist in conjunction with a radiologist during a swallowing test to determine their safety in preventing aspiration into the lungs while swallowing.