The Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin is here to meet the growing rehabilitation needs of our region with quality and patient centered care right in your backyard. The outpatient therapy program offers physical, occupational, speech/cognitve, and aquatic therapies. The outpatient gym is specific to our outpatients with a direct access entrance and parking lot.
Physical therapy professionals work to achieve the highest optimal physical mobility for patients with disorders or injuries, including expertise in balance, functional mobility, gait training, transfer training and aquatics.
“PT not only can improve function after injury, but can also improve general health by strengthening muscles and joints. PT can improve your endurance, stamina and range of motion. We teach exercises that restore function for daily living and that will help problems from recurring.” ‐‐Rhonda Pachowitz, Physical Therapist
Speech & Language Pathology
Speech pathology professionals promote the highest level of ability when there is loss of or challenge with language, communication, cognition (thought processing) swallowing, and voice that can result from injury, illness or surgery.
“Our goal is to help our patients recover or compensate to promote reliable communication and functional swallowing skills so they can fulfill their educational, vocational, and social roles in life.” ‐‐ Janel Olson, Speech Language Pathologist
Occupational therapy professionals achieve optimal functioning in activities of daily living, self cares and home management, as well as, treating musculoskeletal and sensory problems.
“We can help recovery and function with daily living and work skills. We can also help you perform all types of activities, from using a computer to caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, and eating. Our goal is to help our patients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.” –Kasi Stromberg, Occupational Therapist
Aquatic therapy or pool therapy consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water. It is a beneficial form of therapy that is useful for a variety of medical conditions. Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance.
“Aquatic therapy consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water. It is a beneficial form of therapy that is useful for a variety of medical conditions. Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance.”‐‐ Jen Staver, Aquatic Physical Therapist