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Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Our rehabilitation and physical therapy team includes certified rehabilitation nurses, physiatrists, physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), speech-language therapists (SLPs), therapeutic recreation specialists, pastoral care chaplains, social workers and case managers, dietitians and medical psychologists.

Advanced technology

We offer the latest in technology to help your rehabilitation and physical therapy be as successful as possible. These technologies include:

  • BioMotion functional capacity evaluations (3-D motion analysis)
  • Bioness LiveOn (electrical stimulations)
  • Dartfish (full-speed motion analysis)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
  • MotionPro running assessments (video analysis)
  • NuStep recumbent stepper
  • SaeboFlex (hand function)
  • VitalStim swallowing therapy

Rehabilitation and physical therapy services

With six inpatient centers and more than a dozen locations offering physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and other rehabilitation services near you, you're sure to find one that's convenient for you. Our services include:

If you have been in an accident or experienced serious injury or trauma, we provide intensive therapy to help you recover functioning and regain independence.
Acute care therapy is provided to you in your hospital room or in a rehabilitation setting within the hospital following a surgery, medical emergency or other health condition requiring hospitalization. Our goal is to get you up and moving so that you spend less time in the hospital and transition more quickly to the next step in your recovery.
If you've had joint replacement or have arthritis, chronic pain or neuromuscular disease, you may benefit from aquatic therapy in one of our heated therapy pools or whirlpool spas.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a program that helps people who have had heart attacks, heart surgery or other cardiac conditions return to regular activities, while reducing the risk of further heart problems.
We offer driving assessment and education for those with disability from injury or illness, teenagers needing to comply with the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) regulations and older adults in need of a driving performance assessment. Our driving program evaluates driving skills and teaches new ones to help you drive safely and capably.

Free Community Education on Driving

Contact us about our free driving education programs focusing on the needs of elderly drivers and people with disabilities. We offer this service for community organizations, including churches, schools and civic groups. Our team provides evaluation and instruction in both clinical and actual driving settings. On-road evaluation and instruction allows participants to practice on a driving range as well as in rural, suburban and highway settings. Participants learn to handle a variety of scenarios including:

  • ~ Hazardous and emergency situations
  • ~ Parking
  • ~ Driving in reverse
  • ~ Managing turns
  • ~ Acceleration and braking
  • ~ Drive-through windows

Request a Referral

Participants in our driving programs must have a referral from their physician. For more information, contact us at 804-483-6720.

Our Driving Assessment and Education Program is licensed and approved by the Virginia Departments of Motor Vehicles and Education, and we provide services as a vendor for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services. Each of our driving instructors is licensed by the Department of Commerce.

Hand, elbow, and shoulder injuries – such as fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and tendinitis – require specialized treatment. Our hand therapists are experts in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation that improves motion and dexterity.
Industrial rehabilitation offers work retraining and conditioning designed to get you back on the job as quickly as possible. We emphasize early medical intervention, objective documentation and timely communication with your employer.
If you have lymphedema, our certified therapists evaluate your condition and use a variety of therapeutic techniques to control swelling and develop long-term management strategies. Read about our lymphedema services.
Neurological rehabilitation is used for stroke survivors and individuals with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain injuries, balance disorders and other neurological conditions. Licensed therapists help with balance and gait training, general mobility, strength and endurance training, instruction in home exercise, use of orthotics and prosthetics, equipment evaluations and fall prevention. We also provide home safety assessments and consult with in-house orthopedic therapists when needed.
One-on-one therapy from our highly experienced team of occupational therapists and nurses helps you function in your daily life. Our medical professionals will work with you to regain the highest possible level of functioning while preventing complications or additional loss of ability.
We help patients with arthritis, neck, back or joint pain, spinal fusions, myofascial pain, soft tissue sprains or strains, shoulder impingement and capsulitis syndromes, and individuals recovering from orthopedic surgery. Treatment includes soft tissue and joint mobilization, a full range of therapies and a customized exercise plan for each patient. We also consult with in-house neurological therapists when needed.
Our experienced team of physical therapists provides help to restore function, improve mobility and relieve pain following surgery, illness or injury. One-on-one treatments are provided through hands-on therapeutic techniques, exercise instruction and education. Our PT services include orthopedic PT and neurological PT.
Pulmonary rehabilitation helps with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and other significant lung problems. We provide breathing retraining, nutrition guidelines and medication management, and teach you how to conserve energy and control infection.
Recreational therapy is provided if you participate in recreational activities, such as sports or music, and need help improving functioning and well-being in those activities.
HCA Virginia’s speech-language pathologists diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice and swallowing. Our highly experienced speech-language pathologists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and treat patients of all ages.
Our full-service sports medicine programs are designed to help you meet your athletic health goals through a full spectrum of evaluation and assessment resources, including strength training, conditioning, aquatic therapy, ultrasound technology, an outdoor assessment field and comprehensive physical therapy services. HCA Virginia also offers physician referrals and free injury screenings conducted by certified athletic trainers through our community education programs.
Physical therapists care for wounds by evaluating and determining wound type, cleaning, removing tissue during debridement, applying dressings, applying compression when appropriate and providing education. HCA Virginia offers comprehensive wound healing services.

A physician's referral is required for our rehabilitation and physical therapy services.


See rehabilitation services offered at our locations

Chippenham Hospital, a campus of CJW Medical Center, is the only Level II trauma center in the city of Richmond. Our 466-bed hospital provides elite cardiovascular care at Levinson Heart Institute. We also offer a dedicated pediatric emergency room (ER), a center for surgical innovation and Tucker Pavilion, which has provided behavioral health services to Central Virginia for more than a century.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Would healing center
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Speech therapy

Learn more about Chippenham Hospital’s awards and accreditations.

Henrico Doctors' Hospital is a 340-bed acute-care hospital offering advanced medical technology in a community hospital setting. We are one of the nation's most honored community hospitals, delivering innovative healthcare solutions through the region's leading doctors and technology.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Speech therapy

Learn more about Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s awards and accreditations.

John Randolph Medical Center, a 147-bed acute-care hospital, has provided Virginia’s residents of Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Petersburg and the surrounding area with high quality care in a family-oriented setting for more than 90 years. We combine personalized care with the sophisticated technology commonly found in larger hospitals.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Multidisciplinary rehabilitation services
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Lymphedema rehabilitation services.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Industrial rehabilitation, including functional capacity evaluations and work hardening/conditioning

Learn more about John Randolph Medical Center’s awards and accreditations.

Retreat Doctors' Hospital, a campus of Henrico Doctors' Hospital, is a full-service community hospital in Richmond, VA, that offers a unique blend of traditional acute-care services and progressive, specialty programs. Our comprehensive wound healing center has been accredited with distinction for hyperbaric oxygen service. With a special combination of technology and personalized service, we are committed to providing high quality care in a warm and caring environment. We are a designated Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) facility, indicating the highest commitment to the enhanced treatment and care of elderly patients.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient services
  • Occupation and speech therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lymphedema program

Learn more about Retreat Doctors’ Hospital’s awards and accreditations.

Johnston-Willis Hospital, a campus of CJW Medical Center, is a 292-bed acute care hospital, Level III trauma center, and comprehensive stroke center. We have all private rooms and are known for both clinical excellence and specialty care. We are home to the award-winning Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, as well as a neuroscience and Gamma Knife center.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • 44-bed inpatient physical rehabilitation unit
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Speech therapy
  • Driving program

Learn more about Johnston-Willis Hospital’s awards and accreditations.

Parham Doctors' Hospital, a campus of Henrico Doctors' Hospital, is located in the west end of Richmond. It is a leading acute-care hospital offering advanced medical technology in a community setting. Our campus is home to the orthopedic hospital, one of the most honored joint and spine programs in the state.

Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Multidisciplinary Care
  • Dedicated therapists
  • Rehabilitative medicine certified nurses
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Aquatics
  • Hand clinics

Learn more about Parham Doctors’ Hospital’s awards and accreditations.

Need help?

HCA Virginia’s hospital network provides you with Consult-A-Nurse, a free service that connects you with an RN or referral specialist to help you.

Call Consult-A-Nurse at (804) 320-DOCS or (804) 320-3627.

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