Outpatient Rehabilitation

Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine partners with Norterre for outpatient rehabilitation services that are non-sports related. Sports-related physical therapy occurs at Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine. Other outpatient rehab happens at the Estoria and Aurora Health and Wellness Center at Norterre, located next door to Liberty Hospital.

Outpatient Rehabilitation at offers a full spectrum of services, including:

  • Certified lymphedema treatment
  • VitalStim-certified techniques
  • Myofascial release
  • Pain management
  • Post-surgical procedures to the spine or extremities
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Post-stroke rehabilitation

Sharla Leon, M.S., SLP-CCC, Director of Rehabilitation Services

Physical therapy

With patients ranging from those sustaining sports injuries to those undergoing total knee replacement, our therapists provide a wide array of offerings, such as:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Sports or running injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Running/gait analysis
  • Mobility disorders
  • Balance issues
  • Stroke recovery
  • Multiple sclerosis or other neurological rehabilitation
  • Women's health issues
  • Orthopedic rehab
  • Spine rehab
  • Fatigue management/cancer rehab
  • Pain management

Our physical therapists:

  • B.J. Maloney, MPT, Sports Medicine Supervisor
  • Amy Fulte, P.T.
  • Chris Scott, P.T.
  • Debra Hohn, DPT, CSCS
  • Jennifer Mackie, MPT
  • Suzanne McCoy, RPT
  • James Summers, PTA
  • Susan Town, MPT, CKTP, CSMT
  • Debbie Bryant, MPT/ATC

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is an important part of getting back into your daily routine after an injury, illness or surgery. To help you get back on your feet, our therapists offer:

  • Upper body rehabilitation for issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis, etc.
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Joint protection education
  • Adaptive techniques for daily living
  • Stroke recovery
  • Orthopedic rehab
  • Orthotics/splinting
  • Lympehdema
  • A certified hand specialist is available.

Our occupational therapists:

  • Cherie Keogh-Dodge, M.A., OTR/L, CHT, CLT *Certified Hand Specialist
  • Connie Scassellati, COTA/L, CLT

Speech and language pathology

Our Speech-Language Pathologists can diagnose and treat a variety of communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders that result from the following:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Aging process

Our speech pathologists are VitalStim-certified to aid in the rehabilitation of Dysphagia, (swallowing, disorders).

In addition our Speech-Language Pathologists can perform therapies that aid in rehabilitation of a variety of communication and cognitive deficits:

  • Abstract thinking
  • Problem solving/organizational skills
  • Deficits of memory
  • Vocal issues
  • Expressive and receptive - verbal and graphic communication

Our speech therapist is:

  • Ashley Schildknecht, MS, CCC, SLP

Specialists trained in physical, occupational and speech therapy provide rehabilitative services in a variety of settings. Above is the Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS), which is used as part of some patients' rehabilitation programs.

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