Rehabilitation services in Dallas and Monmouth
Salem Health Rehabilitation Services - Dallas includes a team of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants at West Valley Hospital and a satellite office at Salem Health Medical Clinic - Monmouth. It contracts with the Dallas Aquatic Center to provide aquatic therapy, and we have certified Graston practitioners for soft-tissue mobilization.
Physical therapy is available to address these areas:
- Orthopedic rehabilitation for musculoskeletal problems such as back, neck, knee, hip, shoulder or foot/ankle injuries.
- Sports injury rehabilitation.
- Post-surgery rehabilitation.
- Neurological rehabilitation for stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
- Geriatric rehabilitation, including arthritis treatment and balance and fall-prevention training.
- Work injury rehabilitation focusing on ergonomics and return-to-work training.
- Aquatic rehabilitation.
Learn more about physical therapy at the Salem Health Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
Our occupational therapist is a certified Graston practitioner for soft-tissue mobilization. Occupational therapy to treat the following areas is available at Salem Health’s locations in Dallas and Monmouth:
- Orthopedic problems affecting the arm and hand such as tendinitis, fractures, sprains, strains, tendon lacerations, nerve compression syndromes and arthritis.
- Neurological problems such as stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and head injuries.
- Work injuries involving the arm and hand.
- Medical issues that impair hospital patients’ ability to do normal daily activities.
Many of our patients have just been discharged from the hospital after a stroke, traumatic brain injury or brain surgery. Others have had a worsening of symptoms for a degenerative condition such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis. Opportunities for treatment at West Valley Hospital include:
- Language loss, such as recalling words, putting words together to speak cohesively, or processing information.
- Cognitive impairments including issues with attention, memory, analysis, planning and sequencing.
- Speech or oral motor problems like talking that is hard to understand, distorted or not fluent.
Learn more about speech-language pathology at the Salem Health Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
Swallowing therapy (dysphagia)
Swallowing difficulties can occur after a sudden illness like stroke; brain trauma; intubation; mouth and neck surgery or radiation or general debilitation. Degenerative changes related to Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and osteoarthritis can lead to trouble swallowing, too.
Our patients report symptoms like:
- Coughing and choking with eating or drinking.
- A feeling that foods are stuck in your throat.
- Difficulty with chewing, clearing food from your mouth or triggering the reflex needed to swallow.
- A diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia.
At West Valley Hospital, we evaluate your ability to swallow in the clinic by communicating with your physician, listening to your concerns and assessing you while you eat and drink. Our imaging department team, the speech pathologist and a radiologist can perform a modified barium swallow study where X-rays are taken of your mouth and throat while you eat.
Your personal treatment plan might include learning new ways to eat, modifying the consistency of your diet or strengthening your swallowing muscles with specific exercises.
Learn more about swallowing therapy at the Salem Health Rehabilitation Center in Salem.