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SLV Health Physical Therapy Services can help address a wide spectrum of disabling injuries, illnesses and chronic conditions. Our main goal is to restore function, reduce pain and other disabling symptoms, and improve your quality of life. 

Our team includes physicians who specialize in Occupational Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and Physiatry, as well as certified Physical Therapists and Speech Therapists.

SLV Health Physical Therapy Services

We have nerve, muscle, bone and speech experts who can treat injuries or conditions that affect how you move, and develop a rehabilitation plan based on your specific needs. By taking the whole body into account, they are able to accurately pinpoint problems and enhance performance.

Our areas of specialization include:

Consider seeking our services if:

  • You had an accident or you have an injury or chronic condition that has left you with pain or limited function
  • You’re contemplating or recovering from surgery
  • You have an illness or treatment for an illness that has decreased your ability to move easily
  • Life changes such as childbirth or menopause have created new challenges to your physical function
  • You’re recovering from the effects of a stroke or other problems related to nerve damage
  • You have chronic pain from arthritis, a repetitive stress injury, or back problems
  • Excess weight makes it difficult to exercise or has caused health problems
  • Developmental delays make daily activities difficult
  • You or a child need to improve your communication skills

Conditions We Can Help With

We can help address a wide variety of conditions.  Among the more common are:

  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Recovery from Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Acute Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Lower back pain
  • Cervical pain
  • Hand Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel/Tennis Elbow
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Developmental Delays in Children
  • Vertigo (including BPPV, dizziness)
  • Gait/Balance Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pelvic & Women's Health PT
  • Urinary/Fecal Incontinence
  • General Pain / Difficulty Moving
  • CVA--Parkinson's Disease, MS, ALS, Spinal Cord
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Dysphagia/Voice/Language/Speech
  • Sensory Processing Disorder in Children
  • Autism/Asperger's
  • Speech/Oral Motor Disorder
  • Language Disorders
  • Eating/Feeding Disorder

Services We Offer

We offer many different rehabilitation and physical medicine services, always tailored to your particular condition and designed to help you meet your personal goals.  These include:

  • Functional Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy
  • Manipulation and Mobilization
  • Neuro-Muscular Re-Education
  • Therapeutic Exercise / Aerobic Exercise
  • Postural Retraining
  • Muscle Stability Retraining
  • Core Training
  • Biodex for Balance Training
  • Body Weight Support Systems
  • Biofeedback
  • Kinesio-Taping
  • Electrical Stimulation/NMES/IFC/TENS
  • Iontophoresis/Phonophoresis
  • 'Game Ready' Vasopneumatic Cold Therapy
  • Ultrasound and Infrared Imaging
  • VITAL Stimulation and Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation for Swallowing

Our Specialties

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan participate in the everyday things they want and need to do. For example, occupational therapy can help children with disablities participate fully in school and social situations, or help people recovering from an injury regain skills.  It can also help older adults cope with physical and cognitive changes. 


Our physiatrist, Dr. Kevin Rice, treats a wide scope of cases - from brain and spinal cord injuries to stroke and burn victims. Physiatrists like Dr. Rice direct a comprehensive rehabilitation team of professionals that may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, social workers, and others.  

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy treats disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise.  You may need physical therapy if health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks, or function as you used to. It can help you move better and relieve pain.

Speech Therapy

Our expert Speech-Language Pathologists are dedicated to helping adults or children improve their communication skills in all environments.  Speech therapy sessions are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. 

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