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Southeast Alabama Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services including physical, speech and occupational therapy to patients who have
disabilities due to an accident or injury, stroke, amputation, or other physical illness.
The Physical Therapy Department focuses on returning people to their daily work and leisure activities after an injury or surgery. Therapists are committed to doing a thorough evaluation on each person and treating the individual rather than the condition. A physical therapist will assess ROM, strength, muscle imbalance, and joint restriction to help determine present levels or deficits. The evaluation will help the therapist determine the best treatment plan for the patient. In addition, patients receive instruction for home exercise programs individually designed to help further their recovery and continue long term management.
As a continued commitment to our patients, we offer several new therapies – Anodyne Therapy and Balance Therapy.
Balance Therapy utilizes state-of-the-art equipment including a Biodex Isokinetic dynamometer, a Biodex Gait Trainer treadmill, and the Biodex Balance System. This equipment objectively assesses and trains both gait and balance. They are great tools for our therapists to provide our patients the best care possible.
Work Performance/Work Hardening
Back and Neck pain
Sports Medicine related injuries
Bladder/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Muscle Sprains & Strains
Post Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Anodyne Therapy for peripheral neuropathy
Our committed staff consists of ten Physical Therapists, 15 Physical Therapy Assistants, ten Physical Therapy Technicians, and a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS).
Physical Therapy Department provides outpatient services Monday through Friday from 7:00 am – 4:30 pm. Physician referrals are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 334-712-3726.
SAMC offers the following Speech-Language programs:
Aphasia following a stroke
Apraxia/Dysarthria of speech following neurological trauma
Modified barium swallow studies to identify swallowing problems and assist with planning treatment
Multidisciplinary approach for traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
SAMC offers an intensive acute inpatient rehabilitation program to help patients regain independence to attain the goal of returning home. Inpatient rehabilitation requires the coordinated efforts of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists for patients receiving 24-hour coverage by clinical staff skilled in medical rehabilitation.
The inpatient rehab team helps each patient establish goals for more independent living including improved mobility, self-care and speech skills. Team conferences are held weekly to share progress, concerns and update treatment goals. In addition, patient and family/caregiver education is provided on an ongoing basis.
SAMC offers a variety of outpatient rehabilitation services performed by physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and prosthetists/orthotists. Rehab services include rehabilitation for neurological and orthopedic problems, pediatrics, lymphedema care, low vision, ADL retraining, urinary incontinence, functional capacity evaluations, vestibular disorders, pain management, bariatric wellness, arthritis, swallowing, feeding and cognitive re-training.
SAMC's outpatient rehabilitation facility is located at 1480 Ross Clark Circle, approximately one mile south of the medical center.