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The Rehabilitation Services at Baptist Health System provide a personalized rehabilitation experience to meet each patient’s needs. Through therapy, we work to restore the functional capabilities of patients after surgery, injury or an acute illness.


Our services support the following treatments and conditions:

  • Arthritis resulting in neck, back or knee pain, as well as fibromyalgia or polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Impaired balance related to vertigo or the lower extremities
  • Recovery from joint replacements or arthroscopic surgeries of the hip, knee and shoulder
  • Lymphedema of the upper or lower extremities related to post mastectomy or chemo/radiation induced swellings
  • Neurological conditions including strokes, transient ischemic attacks, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and ALS
  • Speech and swallowing difficulties like aphasias and dysarthria
  • Pregnancy-related back pain, post-partum and SI joint pain and pelvic floor issues
  • Spinal surgery rehab after fusions, discectomies, laminectomies or non-operative back pain
  • Sports injuries like rotator cuff tears, anterior cruciate ligament tears, sprains, back and neck pain
  • Headaches / migraine pain
  • Decreased endurance and increased fatigue with walking difficulties due to foot pain
  • Weakness from medical conditions

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy program aims to give patients pain-free movement, improved independence and maximum function through personalized plans, for all ages and diagnoses. Your Physical Therapist will work with you using a variety of techniques including:

  • Hands-on manual therapy with joint mobilization and/or manipulation or dry needling
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Aquatic exercise
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Pain management utilizing modalities like heat or ice
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Fluidotherapy
  • Decompressive traction
  • Iontophoresis or game ready for swelling control
  • Training for balance, gait or prosthetic use

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy services are available for patients of all ages recovering from stroke, brain injury or muscular disorders. Whether your goal is to improve your quality of speech, re-educate your vocal muscles or control a swallowing disorder, licensed therapists are here to guide you through a personalized recovery experience.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy aims to restore patients to daily living activities after an accident, illness or surgery. Baptist Health System’s occupational therapy program is designed with the patient in mind and includes customized therapy plans which may include manual treatment, exercise, self-care, physical activities, feeding, grooming, toileting, homemaking skills, perceptual and coordination training, hand splinting, and adaptive equipment training.

Worker’s Compensation

Baptist Health System offers Worker’s Compensation-related care for businesses of any size. Our team partners with Human Resources or Safety departments as well as worker’s compensation insurance carriers to provide the following services:

  • Ergonomic training
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Impairment ratings
  • Job site analysis
  • On-site consultation
  • Pre-employment/Post-off screens
  • Safety training

Lymphedema Treatment

Baptist Health System offers trained therapists for the treatment of Lymphedema. Millions of individuals in the U.S. are affected by painful and debilitating swelling known as Lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition in which fluid (lymph) is retained by the lymph nodes and causes swelling (edema), most often in the arms or legs. Lymphedema frequently occurs in the treatment of any cancer that involves surgery for lymph node removal and/or radiation therapy. Other causes of lymphedema are trauma, infection, immobility and chronic venous insufficiencies. Baptist also offers Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), which is a multi-faceted treatment that consists of manual lymph drainage, compression therapy, exercise, skin care and self-management education.

BHC Hoover (Lymphedema Only)
5295 Preserve Parkway, Suite 110
Hoover, AL 35244
Greystone YMCA (PT Only)
5414 Hwy 280
Birmingham, AL 35242
Princeton Baptist Medical Center (All Services)
701 Princeton Ave SW
Birmingham, AL 35211
Shelby Sports Rehab (PT Only)
831 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL 35007
Citizens Baptist Medical Center (Industrial, Lymphedema, PT, Speech)
604 Stone Avenue
Talledega, AL 35160
Pelham YMCA (PT Only)
2610 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
Shelby Baptist Medical Center (PT, OT, Speech)
1000 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL 35007
Walker Baptist Medical Center (All Services)
3400 Highway 78 East
Jasper, AL 35501

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