Physical Therapy

physical therapyThe Department of Physical Therapy at Valley Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to improving each patients' quality of life by working to develop their optimal capabilities for health and human function.

We work to achieve that goal by providing comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment, educating patients and families and consulting with other healthcare providers.

Our staff works with healthcare professionals from all disciplines, including:

  • Neurosciences
  • Orthopedics
  • Gerontology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • General medicine

We provide physical therapy services to outpatients, hospitalized patients and to patients who have been specifically admitted to our inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Our clinical expertise and core values of compassion and respect demonstrate our firm commitment to providing the highest quality care for our patients.

Patients Served

Patients who have been admitted for inpatient care may have diagnoses including:

  • Stroke
  • Brain tumor
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Amputation
  • Wound care
  • Neurological/post-neurosurgical condition
  • Non-traumatic spinal cord injury
  • Paraplegic
  • Deconditioning
  • Patients may be treated as outpatients for:
  • Acute chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Orthopedic post surgical care
  • Chronic pain
  • Neuromuscular disease


The Department of Physical Therapy provides a full range of evaluative, preventative and rehabilitative services to those with impairments in physical functioning. Our staff provides patients with comprehensive evaluations, one-to-one education and functional training.

Specific services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with neuromuscular conditions.
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological deficits following a stroke or intracranial surgery.
  • Training of amputee patients in preparation for and use of prosthetic limbs.
  • Biomechanical assessment of the lower extremities with fitting for orthotics.
  • Strengthening and instruction in functional activities for patients recovering from acute medical problems, trauma and surgical procedures.
  • Instruction of patients and caregivers in safe, effective function geared toward independence.
  • Instruction in self-care and home exercises to promote self-management of symptoms.
  • Evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic wounds to facilitate healing.
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic pain.
  • Consultation with other healthcare professionals regarding patients' requirement/potential for rehabilitation.
  • Community education on: back care, posture evaluation and correction and prevention of falls.