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Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

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Physical rehabilitation center in Richmond, Virginia

Whether you are recovering from injury, illness or surgery, our rehabilitation therapists can help you heal.

At Chippenham Hospital, our physical therapists are there to support you as you make daily progress. Our caring, patient-centered approach aims to help you feel confident in your skills and abilities.

Our physical therapy services

We provide the highest quality rehabilitative services, including specialty care for those recovering from specific injuries and surgical procedures.

Physical therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to strengthen muscles and restore mobility after illness, injury or surgery. Our rehabilitation specialists can help you recover from a range of conditions through various treatments, including helping you manage your pain and educating you on how to adapt your behavior at home.

Our physical therapy treatments include:

  • Balance training
  • Basic gait training
  • Exercise instruction
  • Strength and endurance training
  • General mobility
  • Fall prevention

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists help you improve your ability to do everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, preparing meals, bathing and grooming. Occupational therapists can also help with work and school-related tasks, such as writing or using a computer. They work with you to help you regain your independence by strengthening your gross and fine motor skills.


Speech therapy

Our speech-language pathologists (SLP)s are highly trained and can work with patients of all ages. If your child needs support learning to speak or has a speech delay, our therapists offer age-appropriate treatments to help them communicate. You may also need an SLP's help with swallowing difficulties. Adults may need speech therapy following an injury or surgical procedure that caused a loss of speech or language. Our therapists can also help you manage changes in speech due to a neuromuscular disease.


Specialized therapy and rehab programs

Many of our therapeutic providers offer specialized care for patients dealing with a specific condition. They use their skills to provide you with the personalized care plan you need to recover and thrive.

Some of our specialized rehabilitation services include:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Limb reconstruction therapy
  • Pediatric therapy
  • Sports medicine
  • Wound and burn rehabilitation
Sports medicine

Our rehab care also includes a dedicated sports medicine program. Our sports medicine specialists have years of experience and can help you heal from sports and exercise-related injuries. Our program helps both recreational and professional athletes regain mobility and learn how to avoid injury in the future.

Aging athletes program

Maintaining fitness as we age helps keep us healthy and active. In our aging athletes program, we teach you ways to keep your body strong and injury-free as you exercise or compete. Focusing on lowering your risk of recurring injuries specific to your sport, we offer guidance on proper nutrition and hydration and develop a treatment program appropriate for your age that takes into account other medical conditions you may have.

Core stabilization and back strengthening

If you're an athlete, you might suffer from common back injuries and pain. Our trainers and therapists can help you strengthen your core and lower back to help prevent injuries like those that can occur during sporting activities.

Specialized equipment

Some of the specialized equipment we have as a part of our sports medicine program includes:

  • 35-yard turf field
  • 80-yard track
  • Aerobic exercise equipment
  • Circuit training equipment
  • Indoor recovery and therapy pool
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Sandpit

For runners, we offer in-depth video gait analysis during which our specialists are able to record your gait, or running movement, on the treadmill. This allows us to assess your gait and make recommendations for improvement. We also analyze your biomechanics to advise you on your overall running efficiency and, if needed, provide orthotics to keep you running injury-free.

Sports medicine performance program

As an athlete, you will get to work with sports specialists from a number of fields. You have access to our specialized providers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists and athletic trainers and who work together to create a customized program to help you reach your health goals.

Our services and programs include:

  • Advanced diagnostic and imaging services
  • Sports physicals
  • Marathon and off-season training program
  • Program for injured athletes to return to sports activity
  • Tactical programs for those in the military, law enforcement and emergency medical services
  • Team programs for high schools and local sports organizations
  • Training safety education

Learn more about our sports medicine services by calling (804) 320-3627.

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