Therapies to restore function and movement

Lourdes Rehabilitation provides a full spectrum of physical, occupational and speech therapies, so you get the care that is right for you.

Lourdes Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Call Lourdes Rehabilitation at 607-798-5255 for an appointment.

Lourdes Rehabilitation Department examines ways to improve quality of life by making sure each patient reaches his or her maximum use of physical abilities.  We provide comprehensive Physical Therapy, Perinatal Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Pathology services.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists assess and treat joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, and lung function, then develop an individual program that may include exercise, electrical stimulation, and heat/ice treatment to improve mobility and lessen pain.

Physical Therapy is offered at all of our Rehabilitation locations.

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists treat patients who have congenital, developmental, and acquired disorders which involve the nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems.  Occupational therapy allows those patients to improve their ability to function in everyday life.

Services include:

  • Evaluation
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • ADL (Activities for Daily Living) training
  • Fine motor training/Visual perceptual skills
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Sensory integration treatment
  • Basic splint fabrication
  • LSVT BIG-treatment for Parkinson's
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Neurological and Post-concussive treatment

Occupational therapy services are offered at our Lourdes Hospital rehabilitation location only.  

Speech Therapy 

Speech Therapists treat patients of all ages who have a diagnosis of congenital, developmental, and acquired disorders involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. This includes evaluations and treatment for:


  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders), including videofluoroscopies, pediatric evaluations, and rehabilitation for head/neck cancers
  • Speech and Language
  • Cognition, including post concussion treatment
  • Voice, including Lee Silverman Voice Therapy
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Accent Modification
  • Speech pathology services are offered at our Lourdes Hospital rehabilitation location only.                                      

Oncology Rehabilitation

At Lourdes, we are committed to offering the best available cancer survivorship services.  Our Oncology Rehabilitation Program includes specialty trained staff in the latest oncology rehab care and implementing research-based therapies that have been proven to help cancer survivors heal and function. We are uniquely qualified to offer premium oncology rehabilitation services to cancer survivors undergoing treatment or living with its aftermath. Our program has been created to help survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of treatments. All of our services are reimbursable by health insurance providers. Having access to follow up care, without added medical costs, allows survivors to regain their health and get their lives back on track. 

A cancer diagnosis can be traumatic, and so can life-saving treatments. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can harm health and cause serious medical problems that interfere with daily function and well-being. Survivors are commonly plagued with symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, fear, anxiety and depression. Feeling well and being able to resume normal day-to-day activities is essential to enjoying a good quality of life for survivors and their families. 

Whether you’re newly diagnosed, beginning treatment, finished with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from long-ago treatment, our program is open to everyone no matter the prognosis, cancer stage or phase of recovery. Newly diagnosed patients may want to increase their strength and endurance and prevent future medical problems.  Survivors living with cancer as a chronic disease may come to us for help managing treatment-related conditions.  Individuals who are cured or in remission may enroll in our program with the goal of boosting their immune systems so that they can heal as well as possible.                                  

Perinatal Physical Therapy               

Lourdes Perinatal Physical Therapy can assist with pain management during pregnancy and after delivery.  We can help with the best possible positioning and posture during work, home, and leisure activities.  We instruct in safe and efficient body mechanics as you adjust to the pre and post-natal changes in your body.   After the birth of your baby,  physical demands of caring for an infant and the energy demand of child care can be more easily met if you have adequately prepared yourself.  Physical preparation may include improving the core strength of your lower back, deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor.  Strengthening the lower extremities and increasing your endurance can also be beneficial. PT treatment helps restore proper alignment, strengthen the postural support of that alignment, and modify everyday activities to decrease strain on the spine and extremities.

The following are indications to consider Physical Therapy:


  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diashs recti (separation of the abdominal muscles)
  • Nerve irritation
  • Varicosities
  • Weakness
  • Postural, ligamentous and structural changes secondary to pregnancy

Program Highlights:

  • Individualized evaluation
  • Postural exercises
  • Core stabilization exercises
  • Instruction on positioning
  • Manual therapy
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Strength training

To begin an individualized PT program for pre or post-natal care, please talk to your physician for a referral.

Call Lourdes Rehabilitation at 607-798-5255 for an appointment.