Rehabilitation and therapy is a crucial part of treatment for many patients, across many diagnoses. CHWC offers a wide range of rehabilitative services designed to meet each patient’s unique needs.
Our balance improvement program addresses various balance conditions, such as vertigo, vestibular dysfunction and more. Our cardiac rehabilitation program is ideal for individuals with coronary artery disease. Our rehabilitation program at Montpelier Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient care to patients with many diagnoses.
In addition to these specialized programs, we also offer outpatient occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy services. Our skilled therapy staff work with patients to help them regain independence and improve their quality of life. Whether you are just starting your recovery journey or ready to return to your everyday activities, our rehabilitation and therapy team is dedicated to helping you reach your goals.
Balance disorders can be caused by a number of factors, including inner ear problems, medications and nervous system disorders. Many balance disorders are benign and require no treatment other than balance retraining exercises. However, some balance disorders can be disabling and may lead to falls. Our balance improvement program treats conditions such as labyrinthitis, disequilibrium, vertigo and many others. We require a referral from a healthcare provider, so if you are experiencing balance problems, consult with your provider to determine if our program is right for you.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a type of therapy that helps people with coronary artery disease improve their cardiovascular health. Our program provides progressive exercise and education under medical supervision. Cardiac rehabilitation enables patients to maximize their potential to return to useful, functional lifestyles. Cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to improve quality of life, reduce hospitalizations and improve survival after a heart attack. The goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to help you regain your strength and stamina, learn how to manage coronary artery disease and reduce your risk of future heart problems.
CHWC Montpelier Hospital is a critical access hospital that specializes in caring for the needs of patients requiring skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Montpelier Hospital rehab program is specifically designed to help bridge the gap between hospital and home. Our team effectively cares for patients with many diagnoses, including stroke, post-op orthopedic surgeries, neurological disorders, trauma, general weakness following illness or injury and more.
Our occupational therapy team works with patients to achieve the maximum level of independence and enable their participation in daily activities. Occupational therapists use a holistic approach to address physical, cognitive, perceptual and psychosocial aspects of functioning.
Our physical therapy team helps patients regain strength and mobility by using exercises, stretching, electrical stimulation, massage and other treatments. Physical therapy professionals can also help patients manage pain, improve joint flexibility and reduce disability caused by any number of conditions. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to help patients reach a higher level of function and activity.
Speech and language pathology (SLP) is a broad-based program that provides individualized clinical speech-language rehabilitative services to clients of all ages. Speech pathologists evaluate and diagnose speech, language, social communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.