Physical therapy and rehabilitation services in Denver

At HealthONE, our specialists provide a wide range of therapy and rehabilitation services—including cancer and neurological rehabilitation. Our goal is to help patients recover after a disease, injury or surgery, so they can get back to their lives as quickly as possible. To do this, our multidisciplinary team works together to create a rehabilitation regimen—based on each patient's health and condition—to help them recover swiftly and safely.

For more information about HealthONE's physical therapy and rehabilitation services, please call (303) 575-0055.

Rehabilitation services we offer

The majority of our rehabilitation programs are designed for inpatients, meaning therapy begins as soon as possible in the hospital (typically after a surgery). If outpatient rehabilitation is necessary after being discharged from the hospital, our team can connect patients to other resources in the area.

To ensure each patient receives an individualized treatment plan that is right for them, we offer a variety of rehabilitation services:

Amputation rehabilitation

We offer amputation rehabilitation for patients that have received an amputation procedure. During this rehabilitation program, we teach patients about prosthetic options and how each option will impact their activity. Our goal is to provide physical and educational support to all patients to help them adapt and make decisions for their futures.

Audiology examinations

Our board-certified audiologists conduct full examinations to understand the extent of each patient's hearing- and balance-related disorders. We do this to identify the underlying cause and ensure an accurate diagnosis. Our hearing specialists will then be able to provide an individualized treatment plan for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Balance and vertigo
  • Ear infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus

Cancer rehabilitation

For patients that need advanced, continued cancer care, we provide high-quality cancer rehabilitation services. We offer a variety of personalized rehabilitation services to help patients regain, maintain and enhance their lifestyles during and following cancer therapy.

Some of the program’s services include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise, with a physical therapy evaluation and individualized treatment sessions
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Healing arts therapy, such as journaling, creative writing, coloring and bead making
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Mental health support
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Prescriptive exercise
  • Stress management

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation involves pulmonary (lung) rehabilitation, physical therapy and lifestyle education. These help restore a patient's heart health and learn the necessary tools to remain healthy. Often, rehabilitation is required following a heart event or a heart disease diagnosis.

It can help patients recover from:

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Coronary stenting
  • Heart attack
  • Heart valve surgery

Hand therapy for burn patients

As part of the Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Colorado at Swedish Medical Center, we offer patients access to certified hand and occupational therapists. Together, they provide advanced treatment for patients recovering from burn injuries. Hand therapy treatments specific to burn care may include:

  • Edema management
  • Fabrication of custom orthotics
  • Manual therapy
  • Measuring custom compression garments
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Wound care

Lymphedema program

Lymphedema is chronic swelling in the arm, leg, chest or back due to the accumulation of protein-rich fluid. Our lymphedema program offers services for patients who are at high risk of developing, or are currently experiencing, lymphedema.

Our services include:

  • Bandaging and appropriate garment selection
  • Exercise and self-care instruction
  • Manual lymph drainage techniques
  • Manual therapy techniques for scar tissue
  • Patient education

Neurological rehabilitation

After a neurological event, such as neurosurgery or a stroke (cerebrovascular accident), neurological rehabilitation is often necessary. It can help patients relearn lost physical and cognitive skills. Our neurological rehabilitation specialists develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help patients overcome:

  • Difficultly walking, speaking or moving
  • Impairments in thinking, memory or problem solving
  • Impairments with vision or hand-eye coordination

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients who have conditions or injuries that limit their ability to do everyday tasks. Our team of licensed occupational therapists provides treatments that incorporate functional activities, therapeutic exercise and play experiences.

These services include:

  • Cognitive rehabilitation as it relates to self-care
  • Energy conservation and work simplification
  • Enhancing fine motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Instruction in the use of adaptive equipment
  • Neonatal and developmental therapy
  • Neuromuscular reeducation
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Practicing activities of daily living
  • Safety and home modification
  • Upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Visual-perception exercises

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Our orthopedic rehabilitation program assists patients with returning to their previous level of functioning after an orthopedic procedure, such as spine surgery. Orthopedic rehabilitation usually involves physical therapy and strength training programs.

Some of issues for which we provide orthopedic rehabilitation include:

Pelvic floor therapy

The Colorado Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Center at Swedish Medical Center offers a full-range of therapies for patients with pelvic floor disorders. Our team works with N2 Physical Therapy, which treats patients on the Swedish Medical Center campus.

Physical therapy

Physical therapists help diagnose, manage and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, bones and joints. During treatment, physical therapists will medically supervise exercise that helps patients restore and maintain maximum movement and function. Physical therapy may include cardiovascular exercise, strength training, endurance exercises and manual therapy techniques.

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation helps improve lung and respiratory function for people with chronic respiratory diseases and disorders. It usually involves a combination of education, exercise and personalized support.

Speech therapy

Our speech language pathologists help patients with communication and swallowing problems. These abilities may have been previously lost due to medical conditions, such as stroke (cerebrovascular accident). Speech therapists help patients relearn those abilities, focusing on fluency, articulation and voice quality.

Sports medicine

Our sports medicine team focuses on diagnosing and treating sports-related orthopedic conditions and other injuries. We use a variety of techniques and treatments to help you recover as quickly as possible.

Our sports medicine specialists are experienced in treating a wide range of sports-related injuries. Some of the most common include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)/medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear
  • Dislocated knee
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Hip pain and injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Runner's knee
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tennis elbow