Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

South Pointe Hospital offers inpatient physical, occupational, speech and swallowing therapy services. Our therapists treat patients conveniently at their bedside. Therapists can assist you with obtaining a needed ambulation device (e.g. crutches, walker) or other therapy equipment, and will teach you how to properly use it.

We also have expertise in treating patients who have had surgery or neurological disorders such as strokes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease and patients who have received total joint replacement surgery. The therapists are experts that help with people who have weakness, falls, loss of mobility and long-standing illnesses.

Total Joint Replacement Expertise

South Pointe Hospital offers a variety of orthopaedic procedures including total hip and total knee replacements.

We understand that your goal is to relieve your pain and discomfort from the arthritis affecting your joints. Our goal is to restore the motion in the joints and give you the tools to regain your strength and independence in activities of daily living.

We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive education prior to your surgery helping you to feel at ease with your decision.

Total Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Education Class

  • This class is to prepare you for the best functional outcome once you have chosen to have a total hip or total knee replacement.
  • The instructor of the class discusses pre-surgery preparation, the hospital stay and post-operative rehabilitation needs.
  • Family members are encouraged to participate and help you through this process.
  • There is no fee for this class.
  • Parking is convenient and free of charge.

Classes are offered the first and third Thursday of every month from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Call 216.548.9868

South Pointe building B, Auditorium, Warrensville Heights, OH 44122

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

South Pointe Hospital’s holistic team approach to outpatient rehabilitation therapy is based on the unique relationship between the patient, his/her primary care physician and our interdisciplinary team. Our center offers an expert staff of rehabilitation professionals ready to treat patients using the latest in rehabilitative equipment and modalities. Our goal is to return patients to the greatest degree of independence possible.

Services available include:

  • Manual therapy.
  • Occupational therapy.
  • Physical therapy.
  • Speech therapy.
  • Sports medicine.

Special programs

Learn more below about South Pointe Hospital’s special programs:

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is designed for the individual to perform range of motion, strengthening and balance activities with greater ease due to the buoyancy properties of the water.

After you have been evaluated by your physical therapist in the clinic, aquatics appointment(s) will be set up through one of the secretaries at the South Pointe Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy at the Warrensville Heights Family YMCA, 4433 Northfield Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Dysphagia Treatment

Speech therapists conduct dysphagia evaluations and therapy to assist patients in learning strategies to improve the swallowing function. The evaluations may be completed in conjunction with the radiology department.

Dysphagia, or swallowing disorders, can occur after a stroke or other neurological conditions. The speech therapist may recommend exercises to strengthen muscles or improve coordination. Strategies may include diet modifications, postural changes or the use of specialized equipment to help the patient swallow more safely and effectively.

Hand Therapy Program

A wide variety of specialized services are available for the rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity impairment. Conditions treated include traumatic injuries, orthopaedic injuries, burns, industrial accidents, arthritis and neurological progressive disorders. Fabrication and customization splinting are also available.


For more than 25 years, Kinesiotaping has provided comfort and stability for patients as a more gentle approach to rehabilitation. Kinesiotape is a woven tape that offers recoil when stretched. It does not require an under wrap and does not contain latex. It has been proven to enhance function and decrease pain while holding a joint in a position so an overstretched muscle is provided time to shorten. It also assists in relaxing an overused muscle to allow for more ideal alignment through a joint.

Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid that results in swelling, most often in the arms and/or legs, although it can affect other parts of the body as well. Specialized lymphedema therapists are available to customize and treat the patient’s individual needs and provide the best functional outcomes.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a skilled, clinical approach using hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joints to:

  • Reduce pain.
  • Increase range of motion.
  • Reduce inflammation.
  • Promote tissue repair.
  • Facilitate movement.
  • Improve overall function.

Common manual therapy techniques include spinal and joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, muscle energy technique and traction.

McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) continues to be the most researched physical therapy approach in the world for the treatment of back, neck and extremity problems. It promotes the body's potential to heal itself without invasive procedures or medication. South Pointe MDT clinicians have a valid method to determine if you will benefit from MDT or if alternate treatments are needed.

Physical Capacity Evaluations

This specialized evaluation refers to a variety of functional tests used to establish a person's work limitations. The evaluation assesses a person's lifting capacity, fine motor speed and body mechanics.

Sports Medicine Program

Our sports medicine program consists of both aerobic and resistive exercises utilizing the latest rehabilitative equipment and modalities. Therapy is available for patients of all ages and diagnoses. Our goal is to get you back in the game fast.

Stroke and Neurological Treatment

An individualized treatment plan is designed to the specific needs of the patient, utilizing the most appropriate therapeutic techniques as the patient moves toward recovery. Comprehensive neurological rehabilitation services – Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy – are delivered in one location to enhance the patient experience. One-on-one personal care promotes maximum patient satisfaction. Services can include the following: Gait Training, Balance Training, Functional Activities, Self-Care Training, Home Management, Articulation and Voice Improvement, Aphasia/Language Therapy and Swallowing Therapy. Our program is beneficial for adults diagnosed with neurological diseases or conditions including but not limited to: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Wheelchair Evaluations

An assessment of mobility needs related to the use of a wheelchair is conducted. The therapists work closely with specific wheelchair vendors in the community. The patient first contacts the specific wheelchair vendor to schedule a home wheelchair assessment. Once the home vendor assessment is complete, then a therapy assessment is scheduled in the clinic.

Contact Us

To contact the Outpatient Rehab Department, call 216.491.6180.


Entrance 1, South Building
4180 Warrensville Center Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122