Physical Therapy

The Queen’s Medical Center Rehabilitation Services provides Physical Therapy for patients who are hospitalized, called inpatient rehabilitation services, and also in a convenient outpatient clinic setting. Physical Therapy focuses on a patient’s rehabilitation through physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise, with the goal to improve mobility and function of the patient’s body.

Inpatient Physical Therapy

Our team of highly skilled therapists at The Queen’s Medical Center specializes in acute care rehabilitation for adults, youth and children who are hospitalized due to illness or injury, or who have had surgery such as joint replacement or spinal surgery.

We work with the medical team to improve function and mobility, through individualized therapy, in order for patients to be safely discharged to their home or to another facility. Caregiver training is also provided to support the family or caregiver once the patient is discharged from Queen’s.

Inpatient Physical Therapy is provided in various areas of the hospital, from the emergency room to the intensive care area, or on one of many acute care floors of the medical center, and include:

  • Balance and falls prevention
  • Functional mobility training
  • Gait re-education
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Post-operative rehabilitation

Outpatient Physical Therapy

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Services team works closely with their inpatient colleagues and with patients’ physicians to evaluate patient needs and develop a personalized plan for each individual. The clinical specialty-trained staff utilizes a patient-centric methodology that prioritizes patient access to therapists and provides one-on-one care, typically with the same therapist, throughout a patient’s therapy.

Therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage conditions to achieve long-term health benefits, and in many cases, avoid expensive surgery, and reduce or eliminate the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Services include:

  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Ergonomics and postural training
  • Functional mobility training
  • Gait and transfer training, re-education
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Patient/family/caregiver education
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Sports physical therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Work hardening