Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services

New Milford Hospital’s inpatient and outpatient programs are designed to provide the support, guidance and structure to help you achieve your personal goals. Emphasizing one-on-one care, our highly trained therapists (physical, occupational and speech) use proven treatment methods to create an individualized, structured program in an environment dedicated to helping you succeed.

Our programs include:

Inpatient Physical Therapy: We offer a wide range of inpatient physical therapy services. Our skilled, highly trained physical therapists offer treatment for a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Orthopedic surgery recovery, fractures or amputation
  • Pulmonary dysfunctions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Other medical diagnoses resulting in decreased physical functioning

We provide a comprehensive, initial evaluation and plan of care that incorporates patient- and family-oriented goals. Treatment includes training and education for gait and stairs, functional mobility, coordination and balance, strengthening exercises, as well as extensive education for patient and family members.

The physical therapy department works closely with an interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, case managers and social workers, as well as other therapy departments. This comprehensive approach works to ensure a safe, therapeutically progressive inpatient stay, as well as an appropriate and safe discharge plan.

Inpatient and Outpatient Speech Therapy: We provide inpatient evaluation and treatment for difficulties related to speech, language, swallowing and feeding.

We provide inpatient and outpatient modified barium swallow (MBS) studies, and treatment for communication and swallowing difficulties resulting from head or neck cancer.

Understanding how devastating it can be to lose the ability to communicate, our highly trained speech therapists provide compassionate support, guidance and treatment. For hospitalized patients, we provide evaluation and treatment for difficulties resulting from stroke (aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech, swallowing difficulties), swallowing and feeding evaluation and therapy, communication difficulties and cognitive retraining resulting from neurological processes or disease.