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What alternative therapies do you offer?

Our Rehabilitation Services and Guest Services departments offer a variety of alternative therapies to help ease your pain, lift your spirits, and promote healing. These therapies include:

  • Arts in Medicine, which integrates art at the bedside through storytelling, painting, sewing, movement, and more
  • Music therapy, which provides live, patient-preferred music at the bedside
  • In partnership with local non-profit agency Hand in Paw, UAB Hospital offers pet therapy visits to patients, if your medical condition permits and with the approval of your doctor. Certified therapy dogs (and occasionally cats) and their handlers can visit patients to help combat boredom and loneliness and provide a welcome distraction from medical procedures and other therapies.
  • Massage therapy programs also can be provided in patient rooms.

Talk with your care providers about the use of alternative therapies in your treatment plan. You can find more information about our offerings here. To learn more about any of these programs, contact Guest Services by dialing *55 from any UAB Hospital phone, contact Volunteer Services at 205-934-4270, or speak with one of your caregivers.

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