Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
Our rehabilitation services offer an array of direct care designed to meet the outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation needs of our community. Patients are provided with customized, therapeutic interventions to meet their individual needs. The unique locations of our outpatient rehabilitation centers allow patients access to strength and conditioning equipment and pools at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center and The Williams YMCA of Avery County. Some outpatient rehabilitation services require a physician’s referral for insurance coverage.
Physical & Occupational Therapy
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Management
- General Medical Rehabilitation
- Chronic Pain / Disease Management
- Aquatic Rehab
- Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction
- Swallowing Disorders
- Language and Comprehension
WorkSTEPS Functional Employment Testing
- Post Offer/Pre-employment Testing
- Fit for Duty Testing (Post Employment)
- Job Specific Task Analysis
Our Patient Outcomes
Better results in less time at a lower cost! The Rehabilitation Center of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System consistently demonstrates greater than predicted patient reported functional improvement with significantly fewer visits than predicted.
*Based on FOTO (Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes) data comparing approximately 4,000 clinics and 22,000 therapists across the nation.
Top patient outcomes
- Shoulder: Top 3% in the U.S.
- Hip: Top 1% in the U.S.
- Knee: Top 3% in the U.S.
- Cervical: Top 2% in the U.S.
- Lumbar: Top 2% in the U.S.
Fewer treatment visits
- Shoulder: 32% fewer visits
- Hip: 40% fewer visits
- Knee: 32% fewer visits
- Cervical: 45% fewer visits
- Lumbar: 41% fewer visits
The Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to practicing Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy within an evidence-based, clinical practice paradigm.read more
Our therapists provide customized, therapeutic interventions to meet a wide array of individual needs.read more
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