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Rehabilitation Department
 
Wayne County Hospital’s rehabilitation department currently provides comprehensive services including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. We deliver consistent professional rehabilitation services across the continuum of care including; inpatient acute care, short term rehabilitation, swing bed and outpatient settings.
 

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday     8:00 - 4:30

 

Department Contact Numbers

Telephone: 606-340-3234

Fax:            606-340-3266

 
Physical Therapy:
Physical therapy is focused on treating the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems in order to improve problems such as: weakness, difficulty walking, impaired balance, and poor activity tolerance. Physical therapists promote patient education for recovery, fitness, functional mobility and general well being. Many painful or limiting conditions are treated effectively with therapeutic interventions which often shorten the patient’s hospital stay, reduce recovery times and empower patients to return to their prior level of activity with minimal impairment.
 
Occupational Therapy:
Occupational therapy enables individuals to independently and safely participate in activities of everyday life and return to improved levels of function in their chosen environments. The therapist works to develop, improve, sustain, or restore independence to individuals who have an injury, illness, disability or psychological dysfunction.At Wayne County Hospital, occupational therapists consult with patients and caregivers to promote the individual’s full capacity to participate in satisfying daily activities. 
 
Speech Therapy:
Speech-Language Pathologists (sometimes called Speech Therapists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients from infants to the elderly. These disorders may result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, premature birth, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, or dementia. Our Speech Therapist provides evaluation and treatment of communication, cognitive, feeding, swallowing disorders as well as radiological assessment of swallowing (modified barium swallow).