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Call 888-402-LVHN (5846) Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Walk-In Care

If you have a minor illness, you can walk into an ExpressCare or schedule a video visit. For allergies, ear infections, cold and flu symptoms, rash and sprains.

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Our Services

Lehigh Valley Health Network Rehabilitation Center–Schuylkill is capable of treating any type of neurological or orthopedic rehabilitation dysfunction. Comprehensive rehabilitation means that all types of rehabilitation professionals are available. These include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physician Services
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Psychology
  • Prosthetics
  • Orthotics

Specialized therapy programs include:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand Therapy
  • Work Rehab
  • Golf Performance - Enhancement Program
  • Lymphedema Management
  • Aquatic Therapy

Other programs include:

  • Public Education Lectures
  • Support Groups

Aquatic Therapy

Our pool is state-of-the-art and was custom built for Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center. This large 12-by-20-foot stainless steel therapy pool has a depth of 4 feet and is equipped with an underwater treadmill, underwater video cameras, a water-powered chair lift, deep-water well of 6 feet, 6 inches, resistance training jets, and massage jets. Accessible shower facilities and locker rooms are available for patient convenience. The pool temperature is maintained between 92 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit to promote relaxation and decrease pain. Patients only need to bring their swimsuit or shorts and t-shirt. Soap and towels are provided.

Cancer Rehabilitation

Maintaining some level of activity during or after cancer treatment helps to reduce the risk of complications and can lead to an enhanced quality of life. Exercise can boost the body’s tolerance to chemotherapy and radiation. Including exercise in a treatment plan with cancer patients has shown to improve patients functional work capacity, muscular endurance and strength, range of motion, pulmonary function, balance and gait.  Performing a daily regime of exercise can allow for a sense of control over your condition which in turn can lead to less anxiety and stress.

Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill is one of the most innovative pieces of training equipment available today. This is the first treadmill of its kind in Schuylkill County, and one of only a few located in Pennsylvania. This "game-changer" is revolutionizing the way that the world rehabs and trains by making it possible to run or walk with reduced impact. Through the use of NASA technology, the user is "un-weighted" by up to 80 percent of his or her body weight, thereby reducing stress and strain on the body. Things that previously may not have been possible for some individuals, like running without pain, and training through injuries, may now be possible with this cutting-edge device.

The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill is currently being used by leading hospitals throughout the country such as the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It is also used in nationally known rehabilitation centers including the National Rehab Hospital in Washington D.C., and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Centers. Several professional sports teams are currently using the Alter G, and it is a primary training and rehabilitation tool in U.S. Olympic training facilities.

The user's lower body is secured in a zippered compartment and differential air pressure is used to create an environment of weightlessness of up to 80 percent of the user's body weight, therefore allowing the person to feel like they are in a gravity eliminated environment.

Designed for use by individuals of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels, the Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the first FDA-cleared therapeutic device created for precise partial weight bearing exercise. It is ideal for post-surgical rehabilitation, gait training for neurological patients, minimizing stress-related and recurring injuries, strength and conditioning for older patients, and reduced impact training and conditioning for athletes.

A noteworthy feature of our Alter G treadmill is the specially designed Lift Access. This lift access provides extra support for low-functioning patients and adds a sense of security for users allowing them to focus on training without the fear of falling. This lift access also allows patients that need extra support the opportunity to start their rehabilitation sooner.

Rehabilitation Services with Individualized Care Programs

  • Speech Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Management

Public Education Lectures

Providing education and injury prevention are hallmarks our mission. A variety of health-related issues and topics are available at the center on a continual basis.

Our team provides educational seminars to other professionals, local high school and youth coaches, industrial facilities, and the general public on a variety of topics such as common injuries/illnesses, first-aid, coping with a disability, and injury prevention. Continuing education and learning is ongoing and facility supported for all staff members. This is done to provide our patients and community with the latest and most effective rehabilitative skills and knowledge.

Please refer to our Community Calendar for dates and times of upcoming educational lectures. If you or your community group is interested in a particular event or topic please contact the Lehigh Valley Health Network Rehabilitation Center–Schuylkill at 570-621-9500.

Workinetics (Occupational Health)

Workinetics is a return to work program designed for injured persons who are unable to return to performing their job responsibilities effectively. The program is overseen by occupational therapists who design work simulation and conditioning tasks to gradually reintroduce activities specifically designed for each individual. In addition to specific job tasks, body mechanics and ergonomic positioning are assessed and incorporated into individualized work performance components. The assistance in the development of light duty responsibilities can be offered to the employer to assist in job conditioning. The therapy staff at LVHN Rehabilitation Center–Schuylkill work together with the injured worker, employer, physician and insurance company to develop a team approach. This team approach is to facilitate the injured worker back to work in the most efficient use of time and degree of safety.

Goals of Workinetics:

  • To insure a smooth, rapid, and safe transition into the work force
  • To develop physical tolerance for work, including flexibility, strength and endurance
  • To develop safe job performance to prevent re-injury
  • To develop and reinforce appropriate work behaviors
  • To provide data concerning a worker’s physical and psychological tolerances that are essential to the vocational planning process
  • To determine if tool or job site modifications, ergonomics or assistive technology will remove barriers to return to work
  • To promote patient responsibility and self-management of injury prevention

Post-Offer Pre-Employment Screenings

Based on the hiring needs of an employer, Workinetics can aid in the employment process by providing screenings related to a specific job description or function. This test is called a Physical Capability Assessment. The screening results can assist the employer in evaluating whether or not a potential employee can meet the demands for that particular job prior to being hired.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a systematic process of assessing an individual’s physical capacities and functional abilities. The FCE matches human performance levels to the demands of a specific job or work activity of occupation. The FCE establishes the physical level of work an individual can perform. FCEs can provide objective information regarding functional work ability in the determination of occupational ability status.

Body Mechanics and Ergonomic Intervention

Proper body mechanics instruction offers a practical way to educate workers in the efficient use of the human body during job tasks. Instruction is aimed at the performance of a worker to increase safety through the application of body leverage techniques. Ergonomic intervention may be assisted to modify the worker, add or adapt tools, equipment and/or the environment, and to provide training and education. These goals are individualized and based on the type of injury and job task.

Job Site Evaluations

A job site evaluation is a comprehensive detailed analysis of a place of employment. A job site evaluation can be of a specific worksite or of a company in general. A detailed analysis of the required postural, procedural, ergonomic, and biomechanical aspects of the employee at his/her workplace will be conducted. Interviews, pictures, and/or video may be taken with permission in order to fully analyze the job and to identify any risk factors. A comprehensive report is drafted to identify needed physical and /or procedural changes to the work place and to determine further therapeutic goals are required. This information is discussed with the team to develop the appropriate recommendations to facilitate a safe and time efficient return to work.

For more information about Workinetics, please contact us at 570-621-9500.  

Need Help?

Call 888-402-LVHN (5846) Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Make an Appointment Chat Online

Walk-In Care

If you have a minor illness, you can walk into an ExpressCare or schedule a video visit. For allergies, ear infections, cold and flu symptoms, rash and sprains.

Find an ExpressCARE Schedule a video visit

Schedule Online

Book the next available "new patient" appointment with the click of a button.

Schedule Now

How You Can Help Our Mission How You Can Help Our Mission

This is a non-profit organization. Please consider donating to help heal, comfort and care.

Learn more »