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O'Connor Hospital


 O'Connor Hospital

Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy
Personalized Rehab Care

Our expert team of rehabilitation specialists creates personalized treatment plans to help you get back to your old self and after surgery or injury.

Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy at O’Connor Hospital

We help you get back on your feet quickly. At O’Connor Hospital, our experienced team of rehab specialists works with both inpatient and outpatient populations of all ages. We create individualized treatment plans to meet your unique needs.

Our expert team includes certified:

  • Orthopedic rehabilitation therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists

Acute Care (Inpatient Therapy) Services

Our experienced and licensed rehabilitation therapists develop an individualized rehabilitation program to address your specific needs.

The goal of treatments is to:

  • Restore physical function and enhance the skills you need for daily activities
  • Build strength, endurance, and range of motion
  • Improve balance
  • Regain mobility
  • Optimize independence and performance

Our inpatient therapy team works with patients in the following units:

  • Medical/surgical (orthopedics, spine, oncology and general medical)
  • Intermediate care telemetry (cardiac care)
  • Critical care
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Pediatrics

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Services

At the Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Department, our goal is to help you get back to a healthy and active lifestyle. Our services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists have extensive training in evaluating and treating both acute and chronic injuries. We use the most advanced methods to help detect and treat factors that contribute to a patient’s injury or condition. Our services include:

Functional Physical Therapy

  • Gait training to restore normal walking patterns
  • Balance training to prevent falls and injury
  • Manual therapy to improve joint and soft tissue length and elasticity
  • Modalities to decrease pain, swelling and muscle spasm
  • Neuromuscular re-education to retrain movement patterns and body balance
  • Progressive home exercise program education
  • Training in proper posture and body mechanics for work, sport, leisure activities and postural dysfunction

Therapeutic Physical Therapy

  • Pediatric therapies to facilitate normal movement and developmental milestones
  • Lymphedema management and cancer care
  • Pilates exercise to address core stability as an adjunct to spinal rehabilitation
  • Sports specific training to allow safe and rapid return to the sport
  • Pre- and post-operative musculoskeletal and joint replacement therapy
  • Treatment for traumatic orthopedic injuries
  • Certified ASTYM therapy to address chronic tissue healing by regenerating muscles, tendons and other soft tissues

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy means more than restoring lost function. Our occupational therapists help patients learn new skills or adapt to a permanent loss so that they can participate in daily living and work activities to the fullest extent possible. Our services include:

Assessments and Training

  • Ergonomics
  • Adaptive equipment training
  • Wheelchair assessment
  • Splinting recommendations and joint protection
  • Home safety assessment

Therapy and Rehabilitation

  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Low-vision therapy
  • Spasticity management
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Upper extremity function

Speech-Language Pathology

Our speech-language pathologists have extensive experience in evaluating and treating patients with serious and progressive neurological deficits. We use the latest techniques to assess and treat factors related to speech, language, swallowing and cognitive-linguistic deficits.

Our services include treatment for:

  • Speech and language disorders
  • Cognitive-linguistic disorders
  • Dysphagia, a swallowing disorder
  • Aphasia, a difficulty communicating that is usually caused by stroke
  • Voice disorders
  • Dysarthria, a muscle-related speech disorder

Specialized Services for Speech and Swallowing

You can also receive the following specialized services:

  • Video fluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS): A radiology test for people who have swallowing problems
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES): Also used for swallowing problems. We insert an endoscope, a small tube with a camera and light attached, through the nose and into the throat.
  • Lee Silverman voice therapy (LSVT) for Parkinson’s disease (PD): Helps improve vocal loudness and voice quality for people with PD, who often have speech and voice disorders
  • Augmentative communication devices: Help people who have speech problems communicate through technological aides
  • VitalStim®: Uses electrical stimulation to help people with swallowing problems retrain their muscles

Contact Us

Contact us to learn more about the services we offer or to make an appointment.

Acute Care (Inpatient Therapy) Services
(408) 947-2873

Daily | 7 AM - 5 PM

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Services
(408) 947-2522

Monday - Thursday | 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday | 7:30 AM - 4 PM