Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy

When you need rehabilitation services, often you need to restore skills in more than one area. Address this need through an integrated, comprehensive program of inpatient and outpatient services in a number of convenient locations.

Aquatic Therapy»

About Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapeutic exercise differs from land-based therapy through the principle of buoyancy. Buoyancy reduces gravitational forces and diminishes joint compression. It allows for greater comfort and ease of movement for patients with painful joints. The surrounding pressure of the water, also known as hydrostatic pressure, assists in reducing inflammation and provides sensory input for improved postural awareness.

Fairview Hospital Aquatic Therapy is performed in a heated pool for patient comfort. Our pool facilities also offer competition length pools, deep water availability and resistance walking areas. The resistance of the water during exercise provides a safe environment for addressing balance, strength and postural deficits.

Initial Evaluation

The initial physical therapy evaluation takes place in the physical therapy gym where treatment goals and plan of care is initiated. Patients are required to bring a prescription for physical therapy services at the time of initial evaluation. Aquatic therapy treatment sessions are approximately 45 minutes long and specifically tailored to meet each patient's individual needs.

What You Will Need

It is not necessary for patients to know how to swim before initiating an aquatic therapy program. A lifeguard is always present and a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant directs each treatment session, often the therapist is in the pool with the patient. Patients can easily access the pool by stairs, zero access ramp or lift.

Contraindications to Aquatic Therapy

Although aquatic therapy is appropriate for many individuals, there are some conditions whereby water based therapy is contraindicated. Such diagnoses as incontinence, seizure disorders, open wounds or non-healing ulcers, chlorine allergy, extreme fear of water, and/or multiple sclerosis are populations that may be better served in a land-based therapy program.

Balance Program»

Balance problems? Dizziness? Vestibular disorders?

We can help patients of any age restore the ability to control the center of gravity over the base of support in a given sensory environment.

We treat numerous conditions that may affect balance:

  • CVA
  • Parkinson's
  • Idiopathic Balance and Mobility Disorders
  • Dizziness, Vertigo, Falls
  • BPPV

With a multitude of specialized assessment tools, we can develop a program to decrease falls and increase function.

Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation includes:

  • Repositioning
  • Compensations
  • Balance Re-training
  • Occulomotor Re-training
  • Promotion of ankle, hip, and stepping strategies

Fairview Hospital’s specially trained physical therapists will evaluate each patient's condition and decide upon the best treatment plan. Treatment techniques are individually based, but may include use if the Wii Fit, Wii Sport, and other exercises to restore kinesthetic sense, sensory conflict and motor planning.

Outpatient Lymphedema Program»

What is lymphedema?

Characterized by the abnormal accumulation of interstitial fluid due to insufficiency of the lymphatic system, lymphedema is a chronic condition in cancer patients. In fact, the leading cause of lymphedema in the United States today is cancer and its treatment.

Treatment

Fairview Hospital Outpatient Occupational Therapy Department provides a varied approach to patient care for lymphedema to reduce swelling and facilitate the flow of lymph fluid to the affected arm or leg.

The specially trained occupational therapists treat lymphedema using Complete Decongestive Therapy. This includes:

  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Multilayer bandaging
  • Skin care
  • Clearing exercises for the lymphatic system
  • Self-care training

For treatment you will need a prescription from your physician for Occupational Therapy.

Outpatient Services»

Fairview Hospital offers complete services for all components of occupational therapy, physical therapy and sports medicine. Our highly trained therapists and athletic trainers are experienced to treat all of your rehabilitation needs.

Fairview Hospital offers a number of specialized outpatient programs and services at four convenient locations throughout Cleveland's Westside.

»Fairview Park Recreation Center

21225 Lorain Rd.
Fairview Park, OH 44126
440.331.3180

Specialized services include:

  • Physical Therapy
    • Aquatic therapy
    • Orthopedic and neuromuscular rehabilitation
    • Cancer rehabilitation
    • Back rehabilitation/safety
    • Strengthening/reconditioning
    • Arthritic conditions
    • Total Joint Replacement rehabilitation
    • Sports rehabilitation
  • Sports Therapy
    • Personalized strength and conditioning programs
    • Post physical therapy maintenance
    • Sports performance camps
    • Cancer recovery programs
    • Coaches clinics
»Rocky River Recreation Center

21010 Hilliard Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
440.331.7282

Specialized services include:

  • Physical Therapy
    • Aquatic therapy
    • Orthopedic and neuromuscular rehabilitation
    • Incontinence
    • Cancer rehabilitation
    • Back rehabilitation/safety
    • Strengthening/reconditioning
    • Arthritic conditions
    • Total Joint Replacement rehabilitation
    • Sports rehabilitation
»Wellington Place

4800 Clague Rd.
North Olmsted, OH 44070
440.414.0380

Specialized services include:

  • Physical Therapy
    • Orthopedic and neuromuscular rehabilitation
    • Cancer rehabilitation
    • Back rehabilitation/safety
    • Strengthening/reconditioning
    • Arthritic conditions
    • Total Joint Replacement rehabilitation
    • Sports rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Lymphedema Program, upper and lower extremity
    • Post mastectomy program
    • Cancer rehabilitation
    • Stroke rehabilitation
    • Post operative tendon repair and splinting
    • Carpal tunnel/tendonitis
    • Energy conservations/work simplification
    • Pain management
    • Ergonomic/body mechanics training
    • Upper extremity/hand therapy
    • Arthritis rehabilitation
    • Worker’s injuries
»Wellness Center

3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River OH, 44116
440.333.0910

Specialized services include:

  • Physical Therapy
    • Balance Program
    • Orthopedic and neuromuscular rehabilitation
    • Cancer rehabilitation
    • Back rehabilitation/safety
    • Strengthening/reconditioning
    • Arthritic conditions
    • Total Joint Replacement rehabilitation
    • Sports rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Lymphedema Program, upper and lower extremity
    • Post mastectomy program
    • Cancer rehabilitation
    • Stroke rehabilitation
    • Post operative tendon repair and splinting
    • Carpal tunnel/tendonitis
    • Energy conservation/work simplification
    • Pain management
    • Ergonomic/body mechanics training
    • Upper extremity/hand therapy
    • Arthritis rehabilitation
    • Worker’s injuries

Sports Medicine»

The athletic trainers for Fairview Hospital Sports Medicine are dedicated to injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Athletic trainers work as part of the complete health care team in the Outpatient Rehabilitation clinics assisting physical therapists in the treatment of all active patients. They also work with high schools to educate and train our area's athletes.

Fairview Hospital’s athletic trainers provide full-time coverage for six local high schools:

  • Bay Village High School
  • Fairview High School
  • Lutheran High School
  • Magnificat High School
  • North Olmsted High School
  • Saint Joseph Academy

Sports Medicine Program Services

  • Personalized strength and conditioning programs
  • Post physical therapy maintenance
  • Sports performance camps
  • Cancer recovery program
  • Coaches clinics

For more information on any Sports Medicine program or service, call 440.331.3180.

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