Rio Grande Regional Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services in the areas of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. Inpatients may also receive respiratory therapy as part of their overall treatment plan.

Returning to health from injury or disease is a long-term process. Our professional therapists are here to guide you through whatever type of therapy you may need. Whether you require one type of therapy or several, we will coordinate your case and your appointments with all your providers.

AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH) understands that recovering from an injury is never easy. As we continue to work on providing the community of the Rio Grande Valley with top notch medical care, RGRH is proud to be the only hospital in the Valley with the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The new standard of care in rehabilitation and training, the Alter G® Anti-Gravity Treadmill gives you the opportunity to rehabilitate from surgery, or train through an injury, without pain. AlterG’s unique unweighting technology reduces the impact of walking or running, while your body goes through the normal healing process. The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is revolutionizing fitness by allowing you to run or walk with reduced impact. Through patented NASA technology, the Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides up to 80% body weight support to reduce the stress and strain on your body.

Working with our orthopedic physical therapists, the Alter G® will help you achieve your training goals and rehabilitate your injury to return to maximum function and the best quality of life you can achieve.

If you are interested in learning more about the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® rehabilitation services or the training packages available, please call the Rio Grande Regional Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at 632-6426.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with patients of all ages who need assistance in the areas of self-care, work and leisure activities, including eating and dressing. Many people need rehabilitation with occupational therapy after an injury or a stroke.
Some of the areas our occupational therapists treat include:

  • Hand therapy
  • Working with a custom splint
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Scar management
  • Strength and dexterity training to arms and hands
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve or orthopedic injuries to arms and hands
  • Work injuries

We also provide training in self-care and managing at home, as well as training for caregivers.
Our skilled therapists will provide individualized treatment on the skills for the job of living. Our goal is to achieve maximum function and independence in all facets of your life.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps restore mobility and function in patients after injury or disease. Our skilled and licensed physical therapists help you return to maximum function and the best quality of life you can achieve after surgery or injury. Some of our physical therapy treatments include:

  • Pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Sports injuries (e.g., runner’s knee)
  • Joint replacement
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema
  • Generalized weakness and deconditioning
  • Overuse injuries (e.g., tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow)
  • Herniated disc protrusions
  • Neck and back pain, sacroiliac dysfunction Radicular pain
  • SLVT-BIG treatment—Parkinson’s specific exercise treatment program

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists help inpatients with a variety of breathing issues including surgery recovering and monitoring people on ventilators or other assisted breathing therapies. They also help patients with lunch conditions ranging from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to pediatric flu.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy (also called speech language pathology or SLP) provides help for patients who need rehabilitation in speaking and swallowing. This can happen from an event like a stroke or surgery, from injury to the mouth or throat area or as part of a disease process. Our certified speech-language pathologist works with many patients in different areas of speech therapy. Some of the areas we treat include:

  • Oral, motor and swallowing dysfunctions
  • Swallow studies/modified barium swallow studies
  • Voice disorders
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Post-radiation dysphagia
  • Stroke and neurologic rehabilitation
  • Dysarthria/apraxia of speech
  • Evaluation of augmentative alternative communication (AAC) device

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Looking for high-quality healthcare close to home? Please call (956) 661-3110.