Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Services

Outpatient Rehabilitation at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) offers a comprehensive program for a large variety of disorders or injuries. The team consists of highly specialized therapists committed to helping individuals reach their maximum potential and improve their quality of life. The UM UCH Rehab Team takes pride in the fact that its therapists have significant levels of advanced training and education to provide superior care to all individuals they serve. We specialize in:

  • Amputees
  • Geriatrics
  • Hand Therapy
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy (Including incontinence)
  • Speech Therapy
  • Sport Medicine Injuries
  • Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
  • Voice and Swallowing Disorders


University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital
501 South Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
443-843-8702 Fax
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
Pavilion II, Suite 514
510 Upper Chesapeake Drive
Bel Air, MD 21014
443-643-3212 Fax
The Y in Abingdon
101 Walter Ward Boulevard
Abingdon, MD 21009
443-409-0058 Fax


After Rehab Fitness Program

An exercise fitness program designed to maintain and increase strength and endurance after discharge from rehabilitative services is offered at the Pavilion II. All participants are assessed for aerobic functional capacity, balance, range of motion, and strength. In addition to an exercise assessment, the program features on-site exercise sessions two to five times a week. The cost is $55 per month.

Hand Therapy Services

A certified hand therapist at the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive and customized rehabilitation to restore hand function to the greatest degree possible for injuries and conditions such as:
• Fractures and Dislocations
• Traumatic Hand Injuries
• Overuse Injuries
• Trigger Finger
• Tendonitis
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
•Tendon Injuries/Rupture
• Nerve Injuries
• Sprains and Strains
• Skin and Nail Care
• Overuse Injuries
• Muscle Strains/Sprains


Joint Center

If you are one of the millions of Americans seeking relief of knee or hip joint pain, stiffness and immobility, the UM UCH Joint Center located on the 4th floor of UM HMH offers a unique team approach to joint replacement surgery that promotes healing and gets you back to a more active lifestyle. Our expert team of board certified orthopedic surgeons, nurses and rehabilitative professionals uses a wellness patient-focused approach to provide relief for your joint pain. You can expect to spend less time in the hospital and enjoy having a loved one as a care partner to be at your side during your hospital stay. Your care partner will receive extensive information about your surgery and learn about caring for you after surgery. As part of our group philosophy, you will benefit from being with other joint replacement surgery patients for exercise, classes, meals and therapy.

Care Partners
The Joint Center's group model promotes team spirit and support among the participants. Each patient has a care partner, a friend or loved one, who serves as a support person. The camaraderie between the patient and care partner encourages quicker healing, builds confidence and reduces the anxiety associated with rehabilitation. Care partners are trained in the recovery process and attend the group sessions to act as coaches. Your care partner will help keep you on tract and geared towards leaving the hospital and returning to a more active life. If you can not identify a care partner, a volunteer care partner is provided.

A Learning Experience
The Joint Center's comprehensive program focuses on patient education and expectations, group therapy, integrative healing therapies and the use of care partners. Prior to surgery you and your care partner will attend an education class where members of our interdisciplinary team review expectations, our group therapy approach and the role of the care partner. The information you learn at this session is reinforced in a comprehensive patient notebook and daily newsletters you receive during your hospital stay.

Team Approach
The Joint Center has nursing and rehabilitative team members dedicated just to caring for you. They work with you to ensure you are progressing and able to reach higher activity levels during your hospital stay. Each patient is fully evaluated by our physical and occupational therapists. As a group, patients attend exercise classes that focus on your need after surgery, how to get around safely and activity of daily living skills. Our nurses work proactively with the group to keep pain in check. You are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing as soon as possible to facilitate a well environment.

Lymphedema Management/Complete Decongestive Therapy

Our team of experts is committed to providing customized care for individuals with lymphedema as a result of their cancer diagnosis, radiation, or surgery. Our experienced physical and occupational therapists are dedicated to helping individuals reach their maximum potential and improve their quality of life.
• Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
• Bandaging
• Therapeutic Exercise
• Compression Garments

Modified Barium Swallow (MBS)

Swallowing Evaluation Form
MBS studies are offered for individuals with swallowing difficulties, called dysphagia. Individuals with dysphagia may be at risk for aspiration. Aspiration occurs when food or drink enters the windpipe, potentially going into the lungs, increasing the risk for developing an infection of the lungs called aspiration pneumonia. Swallowing problems may also increase risk for dehydration and malnutrition.

An MBS is an x-ray of swallowing function to test the ability to swallow food and drink safely and comfortably. A Speech Language Pathologist performs the study along with a Radiologist. It provides valuable information for assessing and treating swallowing problems. It does involve exposure to radiation, and therefore, may not be suitable for all individuals. Based on the information in the study, the Speech Language Pathologist consults with the individual's physician to determine the best way to meet nutritional needs. This may include a change in diet, use of strategies to make swallowing safer and easier, and swallowing treatment with a Speech Language Pathologist. MBS studies are available at both University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UM UCMC) and University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital (UM HMH). A doctor's order is required.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Pediatric History and Survey Form
Pediatric trained therapists provide comprehensive assessment and customized treatment plans for children who have developmental and rehabilitation needs. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology Services are available to address concerns and facilitate normal development for children who were born prematurely, have a congenital birth defect, appear to be developing slowly in any particular area, or have had an injury or illness that affects development.

Treatment plans address communication, language, gross and fine motor coordination, and activities of daily living deficits. The family is embraced as a participant in the therapeutic process and parental collaboration and education is emphasized.

Parents who have questions or concerns about their child's development or want to maximize their child's normal development are welcome to contact us for an assessment.

Pediatric rehabilitation at UM UCH is also available as an adjunct to your child's school based therapy program. Pediatric rehabilitation services are provided at the Pavilion II.

Spine Program

Meet our Spine Surgery Team
The UM UCH Spine Program provides an unparalleled combination of medical talent, technology and sophisticated procedures to find an individualized solution for each patient. Some of the leading surgeons in the regions perform progressive spine procedures to treat:
• Cervical and Lumbar Disc Disease
• Spondyloslisthesis
• Spinal Stenosis
• Scoliosis and Kyphosis Deformities
• Revision spinal fusions and decompressions

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic and sports medicine trained physical and occupational therapists provide quality care in an outpatient setting at the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center located at the Y in Abingdon, Maryland. Rehabilitative therapy is available to help individuals with the following conditions:
• Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Injuries;
• Overuse Injuries;
• Muscle Strains or Sprains;
• Back/Neck Pain;
• Arthritis;
• Chronic Pain;
• Performance and Improvement;
• Joint Replacement.

LSVT Big and Loud Program

Who would benefit from LSVT Therapy?
Research outcomes primarily focus on treating patients with Parkinson's disease; however many other conditions benefit from LSVT intervention, including Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other neurological disorders.

What does the LSVT Program consist of?
Patients will be seen for individual sessions, four days a week for four consecutive weeks. Patients are required to consistently perform a structured home exercise program during this timeframe.

What is LSVT BIG?
Provided by certified physical or occupational therapists, LSVT BIG consists of large amplitude, high intensity, repetitive movements. The goal is to enhance tasks such as walking, transfers, balance, writing, and activities of daily living for overall improvement in quality of life, functional mobility and independence.

What is LSVT LOUD?
LOUD is provided by a certified speech language pathologist and focuses on increasing healthy volume of voice. The goal is to improve overall verbal communication in everyday activities and to be clearly understood by both familiar and unfamiliar listeners.

Would you or your loved one benefit from LSVT Therapy?
You will need a doctor's order for an evaluation and treatment. Most insurance plans provide coverage for LSVT Therapy as part of rehabilitation benefits. We will verify your benefits prior to starting therapy.

How can you schedule an evaluation with an LSVT certified therapist?
For University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital , call Schedule First at 443-843-7000.
For Pavilion II on the campus of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air call 443-643-3257 or fax 443-643-3212.

Watch our video on this very exciting program

Stroke Recovery

Adult Communication Case History Form
After hospitalization for a stroke, many individuals still require rehabilitation to improve problems with physical, speech, and mental functions. Our stroke recovery rehabilitation program offered at Pavilion II and UM HMH can help individuals regain lost skills, relearn tasks, and work to be independent again. There is often great potential for the brain to recovery, and rehabilitation can improve the individual's recovery.

Rehabilitation Appointments

Outpatient Rehabilitation Form
In most cases, you will need a prescription from your doctor for rehabilitation services. Individuals interested in self-paying for services may access physical therapy services without a prescription. Some services are only offered at specific locations. Most insurance plans are accepted.

  • To schedule appointments at UM HMH, call ScheduleFirst at 443-843-7000 or toll free at 1-800-301-4799.
  • To schedule appointments at the Pavilion II, call 443-643-3257.
  • To schedule appointment at the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, call 443-409-0051.

Downloadable Forms for NEW PATIENTS

Please complete the appropriate health survey and bring to your first appointment.

Pediatric History and Survey Form
Adult Communication Case History Form
Swallowing Evaluation Form
Outpatient Rehabilitation Form

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