Physical Therapy

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

SLV Health Pro Therapy can help to address a wide spectrum of disabling injuries, illnesses and chronic conditions. Our primary goal is to restore function, reduce pain and other disabling symptoms, and, ultimately, improve you or your loved one’s quality of life.

Our team includes licensed Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists as well as physicians who specialize in Orthopedics, Occupational Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Click here for a full list of therapists by name and location.

SLV Health Therapy Services

Our diverse group of experienced therapists is able to meet a wide variety of needs for the San Luis Valley community. Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.

Our areas of specialization include:

  • Adult Speech/Language Therapy & Swallow Studies
  • Hand Therapy
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Therapy: Feeding, Physical, Occupational, and Speech/Language
  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

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 are 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 for your child
  • You or your child need to improve your communication skills

Conditions We Can Help With

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

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

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

Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle.

It is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity.

Using specialized skills in assessment, planning, and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.

Conditions appropriate for hand therapy include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic injuries of tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints and bones
  • Cumulative trauma disorders such as tenosynovitis, nerve compressions (carpal tunnel) and painful syndromes
  • Arthritis
  • Contractures
  • Fractures
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Pain syndromes

Hand therapy treatments offered:

  • Wound and scar management
  • Manual Therapy
  • Swelling control
  • Pain management
  • Sensory re-education
  • Range-of-motion and strengthening exercises
  • Splinting
  • Activity of daily living training

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is a swelling of a body part, most often the extremities. It may also occur in the face, the trunk, the abdomen or the genital area. Lymphedema is the result of an accumulation of protein-rich fluid in the superficial tissues, which can have significant pathological and clinical consequences for the patient if left untreated. Once present, this chronic and progressive condition will not disappear by itself.

Although there is no cure for lymphedema, Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) can help. CDP works to reduce the swelling and to maintain the reduction. Treatment consists of two phases and the following combined modalities: Manual Lymph Drainage, Compression, Exercises, and Skin Care. A licensed Physical Therapist trained in Lymphedema Therapy conducts this type of treatment. Click here to learn more about Lymphedema Therapy.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan to participate in everyday activities that they want and/or need to do. Occupational therapy is useful for people recovering from an injury to regain skills. It can also help older adults cope with physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy can help children with disabilities achieve maximum participation in school and social situations. For more information on pediatric occupational therapy, click here.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy treats disease, injury, or functional impairments by utilizing evidence-based treatments. You may benefit from physical therapy if health problems make it hard for you to move around and do everyday tasks, if you have suffered a sports-related injury, or if you have recently had surgery. Physical therapy can improve mobility and function as well as relieve pain. For more information on pediatric physical therapy, click here.

Speech Therapy & Swallow Studies

Our Speech-Language Pathologists are dedicated to helping adults and children improve their communication skills in all environments. Speech-Language Pathologists treat disorders that make it hard for individuals to communicate effectively and to swallow safely. For more information about pediatric speech therapy, click here. For more information about speech/language/swallowing therapy for adults and Modified Barium Swallow Studies, click here.