UHS Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services Walton, located at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, is well-equipped to treat inpatients and outpatients of all ages. All services require a physician prescription/order.
A complete menu of physical therapy services is provided. The Physical Therapy Department, located in a new building on the main campus of the hospital, boasts a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and a highly trained and experienced staff that including physical therapists, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist and assistants.
Services available include:
- Mechanical traction
- Body mechanics
- Prosthetic training
- Therapeutic massage
- Hot packs and paraffin dip for arthritis sufferers
The department also provides rehabilitation for:
- Joint replacement
- Stroke and surgical patients
Focus is also placed on building endurance and muscle strengthening through the use of:
- Stationary bicycles
- Free weights
- Recumbent step machines
- Iontophoresis, a system to deliver medications into the tissues without a needle
- Phonophoresis, a system that uses ultrasound to deliver deep heat through sound waves
- Posture and gait training
- Various balance training methods
Our experienced occupational therapist works with people of all ages who — because of physical, developmental, social or cognitive problems — need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives.
Occupational therapy services provided include:
- Hand therapy
- Ergonomic instruction
- Joint protection technique
- Home and work modification
- Job simplification
- Therapeutic activities
- Time management
- Energy conservation
- Training in the use of assistive devices
Occupational therapy can play a key role in helping patients to regain their independence, reduce the impact of repetitive stress injury, prevent future disabilities due to chronic conditions and improve the quality of their lives.
People with the following concerns or conditions may benefit from occupational therapy:
- Heart attack or stroke
- Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ALS, or other debilitating chronic disease
- Burns, spinal cord injuries or amputations
- Broken bones, joint or nerve damage from sports, falls or accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Hand or wrist surgery for tendon repair, traumatic amputation, muscle adhesions, fractures or nerve damage
- Work related injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Our speech-language pathologist is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and licensed by the state of New York. Through referral from a physician, we provide services to a wide range of patients.
Our comprehensive program consists of individualized evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the following:
- Patients with feeding and swallowing difficulties
- Speech and language disorders following a neurological event such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, ALS
- Voice disorders due to vocal abuse/misuse or vocal pathology, such as vocal nodules
- Post-laryngectomy voice restoration therapy including esophageal speech training, artificial larynx with electrolarynx training and tracheoesophageal prosthesis consultation and management
- Fluency disorders/stuttering
- Cognitive disorders such as impaired memory or problem solving following a stoke or traumatic brain injury
Please contact UHS Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services Walton at 607.865.2155 for an appointment or more information about our physical, occupational or speech-language pathology services. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Swing Bed Program
For patients who have recovered from an acute care hospital stay, but need additional recovery time before going home, our “Swing Bed Program” allows patients to remain in the hospital and receive physical, occupational, or speech-language therapy as they gain strength and stamina following a debilitating illness or injury. The program enables area residents to recover close to home, where it is easier for family members and friends to visit. Our rehabilitation specialists work closely with our patients as they re-learn or re-train their body to do simple, everyday tasks. For more information about the Swing Bed Program at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, please call 607.865.2141.