Huntsville Hospital Services

Therapy & Sports Rehab

therapyTherapy helps you recover as quickly and as safely as possible after an injury, accident or illness. Huntsville Hospital Therapy & Sports Rehab is the largest and most comprehensive therapy program in north Alabama and is backed by the region’s trusted leader in health care.

With the largest number of licensed, registered and certified therapists, therapy assistants, exercise physiologists and certified athletic trainers in north Alabama, we are experienced in all levels of rehabilitation.

Services

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy helps restore functional independence and may utilize any or all of the following: exercise, heat, cold, electrical stimulation and/or massage. Physical therapy is tailored to each person's unique needs.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy utilizes the "occupations" of self-care, work and leisure activities to increase independence, enhance development and/or prevent disability. Occupational therapy is helpful for those who need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives due to physical, developmental, social or emotional concerns.

Anodyne Therapy

Anodyne Therapy is an infrared light therapy used to increase circulation and temporarily reduce pain from symptoms often associated with diabetes, including stiffness and muscle spasms. Anodyne therapy is typically paired with therapeutic exercise.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is helpful for stroke patients and for people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain and joint pain. Benefits of aquatic therapy:

  • Reduces stress on joints by 50 to 75 percent
  • Raises body temperature, which increases circulation
  • Eases stiffness
  • Provides greater resistance than air
  • Helps build muscle strength
  • Provides low impact alternative
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Decreases muscle spasms
  • Increases metabolic rate

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy is the treatment of speech, language, voice and communication disorders to improve safety and independence. People with eating and swallowing problems also benefit from speech therapy.

Industrial Rehab

Industrial Rehab is a structured, goal-oriented program designed to help participants identify work capacities, regain functional skills and return to work after an injury. Our program includes:

  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Work site evaluations
  • Work hardening
  • Individualized treatment for unique needs

Pain Rehab

Pain Rehab is specialized treatment of a person's chronic pain symptoms attributable to a variety of medical conditions.

Diagnosis-specific Rehab

Diagnosis-specific Rehab is specialized treatment based on a person's diagnosed medical condition.

Sports Rehab

Sports Rehab at Huntsville Hospital is proudly called "where the pros rehab." Our certified athletic trainers and physical therapy staff care for athletes from several of north Alabama's top professional, collegiate and club/community athletic teams.

Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema Management is an effective treatment for women experiencing swelling that sometimes occurs in the arm after breast surgery. Our physical therapists are specially trained in Manual Lymph Drainage, which involves therapeutic massage and use of compression bandages to help control swelling. Education for self-care techniques is also provided.