|Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation at Upper Chesapeake Health (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
Upper Chesapeake 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:
- Hand Therapy
- Lymphedema Therapy
- Neurological Conditions
- Occupational Therapy
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Pelvic Floor Therapy (Including incontinence)
- Speech Therapy
- Sport Medicine Injuries
- Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
- Voice and Swallowing Disorders
|Harford Memorial Hospital
501 South Union Avenue
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Campus
510 Upper Chesapeake Drive Suite 514
Bel Air, MD 21014
|Upper Chesapeake Center for
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Services
Inside the Walter and Betty Ward YMCA
101 Walter Ward Boulevard
Abingdon, MD 21009
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
CARES Exercise Program
Regular moderate exercise can improve quality of life by preventing muscle wasting and promoting independence. The Cancer Activity and Rehabilitative Exercise for Survivors (CARES) Program is designed for individuals currently being treated for cancer as well as individuals in remission and consists of individualized and group exercise classes and a one-on-one functional assessment. Program fee is $75 for an 8-week session, with one-on-one sessions offered by the UCH Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in the Y at Abingdon. Please call 443-409-0051 for more information.
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
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Nerve Injuries
• Sprains and Strains
• Skin and Nail Care
• Overuse Injuries
• Muscle Strains/Sprains
If you are one of the millions of Americans seeking relief of knee or hip joint
pain, stiffness and immobility, the Upper Chesapeake Health Joint Center
located on the 4th floor of Harford Memorial Hospital 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.
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.
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)
• Therapeutic Exercise
• Compression Garments
Modified Barium Swallow (MBS)
Swallowing Evaluation Form
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
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 Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and Harford Memorial Hospital. A doctor's
order is required.
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
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 Upper Chesapeake Health is also available as an
adjunct to your child's school based therapy program. Pediatric rehabilitation
services are provided at the Pavilion II.
Meet our Spine Surgery
The 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
• Spinal Stenosis
• Scoliosis and Kyphosis Deformities
• Revision spinal fusions and decompressions
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;
• 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 Harford Memorial Hospital, call Schedule First at 443-843-7000.
For Pavilion II on the campus of Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air call 443-643-3257 or fax 443-643-3212.
Watch our video on this very exciting program
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 Harford
Memorial Hospital 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.
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 Harford Memorial Hospital, call ScheduleFirst at 443-843-7000 or toll free at 1-800-301-4799.
- To schedule appointments at the Pavilion II, call
- 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.
History and Survey Form
Communication Case History Form
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