See the locations and phone numbers for our rehabilitation services.
When you need to return to your active lifestyle, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s experienced rehabilitation team will work with your doctor to develop a plan suited to you.
We provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and audiology services for adults and children.
Outpatient rehabilitation encompasses a broad range of therapies. Finding the right services, especially when seeking therapists educated in unique and less common rehabilitation requirements, can be challenging. With 17 locations across four counties, our specialized outpatient rehabilitation programs with LVHN are always minutes away. All of our outpatient rehabilitation programs are tailored to meet your unique lifestyle needs and challenges. Our goal is to help you return to your regular routine as quickly and safely as possible. Learn more…
The Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation–Cedar Crest is for adult patients 18 years and older. It opens July 1, 2015, and will be located on the sixth and seventh floors of the Kasych Family Pavilion’s South Tower on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township. The facility provides a full continuum of services for LVHN patients. These patients have the opportunity to receive short-term rehabilitation without having to leave the hospital. A second Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation is scheduled to open at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg in Bethlehem in July, 2017. Learn more…
The pain from his accident never went away. He wasn't sleeping. He couldn't even play with his kids. And he wasn't sure whether physical therapy could help. So we listened to his concerns and then developed a personalized program that helped get him back to the life he once knew. Because we're not just treating pain, we're treating David.
Our rehabilitation team works with both adults and children and includes:
Physical therapists treat people whose movement and physical abilities are impaired by injury, surgery, disease or aging. They help you regain function and mobility, manage pain and return to your fullest level of activity. Your therapist will meet with you to assess your condition and establish goals. He or she then will implement a course of treatment that may include strength and conditioning exercises, as well as leading-edge pain control techniques, posture exercises and balance activities.
Occupational therapists help you overcome or manage physical, developmental or emotional impairments so you can return to an independent, productive and satisfying life. These caregivers focus on daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing and eating. They also may recommend changes in the layout and design of your home or workplace to give you better access and mobility. Your occupational therapist also can help you improve communication skills, such as reading, writing and using the telephone. Our staff includes certified hand therapists who help restore function after a hand injury or surgery.
Physiatrists are MDs and DOs certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation who can play an important role in treating physical disabilities caused by injury or illness. They use nonsurgical treatments such as pain medications, steroid injections, strengthening exercises, stretching and assistive devices, like braces and wheelchairs. Learn more about them.
Speech-language pathologists (also known as speech therapists)
Our speech-language pathologists evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. They also can help with accent reduction. Areas of communication focus may include speech, voice, language (oral and written) and cognition. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities include videofluroscopic assessment of swallowing disorders. The findings help guide decisions regarding swallow therapy.
Our audiologists are doctoral-level trained professionals who identify, assess and manage disorders of the auditory, balance and other neural systems. Audiologists identify hearing and balance disorders in both the pediatric and adult population. They diagnose auditory processing disorders. Our audiologists also perform auditory evoked brainstem response testing to determine levels of hearing sensitivity in difficult-to-test patients.