Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services at Allegheny Valley

We offer the full spectrum of rehabilitation services to help you recover from a surgery or injury. Rehab helps restore your function so you can get back to doing the activities you love. Our rehab team tailors your therapy plan to your health, preferences, and individual needs.

Physical therapy and rehab services at Allegheny Valley Hospital

At Allegheny Valley, you’ll find all the services you need to get better and move more easily. We offer:

  • Inpatient rehab unit
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech-language therapy
  • Occupational therapy at The Hand Center
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Low-Vision Rehabilitation Clinic

Inpatient rehabilitation unit

We provide around-the-clock comprehensive care in our specialized 17-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit (IRU) for patients after a complex illness, stroke, or surgery. We also provide rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord and orthopaedic injuries.

A physiatrist (a physician with advanced training in physical medicine and rehabilitation) leads your team of caregivers. We develop a personalized rehab plan that considers your unique needs and health goals.

Our inpatient rehabilitation patients benefit from:

  • Intensive medical oversight available around the clock
  • Nursing staff specially trained in rehabilitation
  • Intensive physical, occupational, and/or speech-language therapy (at least 3 hours per day, 5 days per week)
  • Involvement of specialists including social workers, respiratory therapists, and nutritionists, among others
  • Individualized care plans coordinated by the rehab physician

With easy access from Route 28N in Natrona Heights, the IRU at Allegheny Valley Hospital features:

  • Comfort and convenience: Newly updated, bright, and spacious patient rooms (both private and semi-private) plus a large community room and a family lounge that offer:
    • Flat-screen TVs, reading material, and games
    • Coffeemaker, microwave, and refrigerator
    • Public computer
  • Specially designed treatment spaces: Recently renovated and expanded occupational and physical therapy gyms
  • Deep expertise: On-site specialists in orthopaedics, neurology, internal medicine, and psychiatry

Physical therapy

Our licensed physical therapists help you regain your strength and function. We offer the full spectrum of physical therapy services, customized to your needs and health goals. Our therapists work with you to increase your strength, flexibility, and mobility. We help you live as independently as possible.

Speech-language therapy

Our speech-language therapy team designs a customized treatment plan for you. We help you relearn skills for communicating, eating, swallowing, and cognition. If you’ve had a stroke or brain injury or you live with a neurological condition or swallowing disorder, speech-language therapy is an important part of your care.

Occupational therapy at The Hand Center

Occupational therapy helps you regain skills for the tasks of daily living. In our unique Hand Center, you’ll receive specialized care for conditions affecting the upper extremities, including hands, fingers, elbows, and arms. Find out more about hand and upper extremity care at Allegheny Health Network.

Lymphedema therapy

Lymphedema is swelling that typically occurs in the arms or legs. We use a variety of techniques to reduce the swelling, including wrapping with specialized bandages, providing massage, and fitting you for compression garments.

Low-vision rehabilitation clinic

If vision loss has affected your safety and independence, our clinic can help. We work with you to improve your visual skills through exercises, optical devices, and adaptive equipment.

Get more information:

Learn more about rehabilitation services at Allegheny Valley.
Find an AHN Therapy Service location near you.

Contact us

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment with an Allegheny Valley Hospital specialist.

Find us

Allegheny Valley Hospital
1301 Carlisle Street
Natrona Heights, PA 15065