Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Rehabilitation
Carolinas HealthCare System provides convenient outpatient programs in physical, occupational and speech therapies throughout Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. We are also leaders in the field of workers' compensation and vocational rehabilitation, helping patients regain work skills if an injury or illness interferes with employment.
Designed to accelerate each patient's recovery efforts, our outpatient facilities are staffed by accredited specialists utilizing the most advanced equipment and techniques available. With an extensive network of outpatient centers throughout the region are always within reach of individuals seeking therapy.
Patients who experience painful conditions in the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle are candidates for physical therapy.
Physical therapy can also help patients who have headaches, dizziness, problems with balance, pelvic disorders and jaw and facial pain such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Physicians also prescribe physical therapy for patients requiring rehabilitation from a stroke, brain or spinal cord injury.
Highly trained and skilled, the physical therapists at Carolinas HealthCare System are healthcare professionals who understand the broad spectrum of problems that affect movement, function and health in different parts of the body. They evaluate a patient's needs and develop a treatment plan to address the patient's specific problem for maximum recovery. Many of Carolinas HealthCare System's physical therapists have a master's degree or have received a clinical doctorate in physical therapy, and every therapist is required to have a professional license.
Occupational therapy helps people gain back lost independence in routine living - mentally or physically - after experiencing an illness or injury. We place emphasis on the social, emotional and physiological effects of an illness and injury to help our patients resume their lives interrupted by such conditions.
Occupational Therapists treat:
- Hand and work-related injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Stroke or brain injuries
- Arthritis and multiple sclerosis
- Birth Injuries
- Learning problems or developmental disabilities
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sports injuries or accidents
- Vision or cognitive problems
Carolinas HealthCare System treats an array of problems that affect speech production, swallowing, understanding, expressive language and thinking skills. These speech and language rehabilitative services are provided to individuals ranging from infancy through geriatrics. Each patient is evaluated by a speech and language pathologist, a highly trained healthcare professional who develops a treatment plan to maximize speech and language functioning. All speech and language pathologists possess a master's degree and Carolinas HealthCare System requires that speech and language pathologists obtain a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association as well as have a professional license to practice.
Speech Therapists treat problems associated with speech production, swallowing, understanding, expressive language and thinking skills.
Speech Therapy for Children
Speech and language pathologists who work with children have specialized training in feeding problems, alternative or augmentative communication, hearing impairment/cochlear implants and voice disorders. Infants and toddlers, for example, may receive speech therapy if they have feeding and swallowing problems or need assistance in developing verbal communication. Preschool aged children may also require extra help to learn basic skills, such as communicating wants and needs. School-age children often go to speech therapy to learn how to correct articulation errors and improve language skills.
Speech Pathologists working with children have specialized training in feeding problems, alternative or augmentative communication, hearing impairment/cochlear implants and voice disorders.