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.

Call (256) 265-7101 for more information about our therapy program.


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

Bariatric Therapy

One of the most critical factors for long term success after weight loss surgery is exercise. Our physical therapists can assist you in developing an exercise program that is safe and specific to your individual needs. We can also help you establish and implement an effective home exercise program that you will feel confident continuing on your own after discharge.

Breast Cancer Rehab

Professionals who specialize in breast cancer rehabilitation can help you manage, reduce or eliminate physical and/or emotional issues after treatment. Breast Cancer rehab professionals include occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, counselors, social workers and massage therapists.

Diagnosis-specific Rehab

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

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

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.

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.

Pain Rehab

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

Parkinson's Care Clinic

Pelvic Floor Therapy

We are pleased to offer pelvic floor rehabilitation services for women and men. A multi-disciplinary team of occupational and physical therapists with specialized training will provide care. If a treatment plan is recommended after assessment, non-surgical treatment options to rehabilitate pelvic floor muscles may include:

  • Internal or external manual therapy
  • Myofascial techniques
  • Exercises to improve core and pelvic strength
  • Behavioral changes for daily activities 

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.

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.

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.