Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

UAB Outpatient Rehabilitation Services provides the highest quality of rehabilitation therapy services to help patients improve their quality of life following a hospital stay or a serious injury or illness. Comprehensive care is delivered by a multi-specialty group, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and community partners. The goal is to create personalized therapy plans for patients based on their goals, condition, and phase of recovery.

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries, including tendonitis, fractures, and sprains/strains
  • Spinal conditions, including disc injuries, lower back pain, and neck pain
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Joint replacements

Neurological conditions treated include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease

Other conditions treated include:

  • Multiple traumatic accidents/conditions
  • Amputations

The specialty assessment, therapy, and support programs we offer include:

  • Evaluations for walking/running ability, balance and risk of falling, and movement screenings
  • Transitional rehabilitation, to help patients move from inpatient rehab to home
  • The Milestone Project, a collaboration with Lakeshore Foundation and the Alabama Head Injury Foundation to help improve the quality of life for patients with a spinal cord and/or traumatic brain injury
  • Community mobility and driving program, which helps patients regain their ability to safely drive and/or use other transportation options to get around the community after a major injury or illness
  • Wheelchair and seating program, which works with patients with physical disabilities to ensure that wheelchairs, seats, and cushions fit properly
  • Concussion program, which helps patients overcome issues with movement, balance, and thinking
  • Sports medicine program, which help patients recover from injuries caused by exercise or sports and return to an active lifestyle
  • Aquatic therapy program, which offers low-impact pool therapy for patients with a variety of injuries or illnesses
  • LSVT BIG and LOUD programs, for patients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Cognitive strategy training
  • Treatments for aphasia (the loss of the ability to understand or express speech)
  • Management of lymphedema (buildup of fluid in soft body tissues) in the upper limbs and head/neck for patients treated for cancer
  • Wellness program, which helps patients enhance their lifestyle, improve their athletic performance, and/or prevent injury (no physician referral needed)

Why UAB

UAB Outpatient Rehabilitation Services creates personalized treatment plans that focus on the whole person. We encourage patients to take an active role in setting their therapy goals. Our therapy team members are experts in their professions, and many of them have earned recognition for certifications, professional presentations, and teaching in their fields. We maintain close and active relationships with community partners – including the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, the Lakeshore Foundation, and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation – that help us support our patients in their day-to-day activities and responsibilities. Our goal is to do everything possible to help patients enjoy lives of wellness and participation.

 
 

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