Comprehensive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Care in Richmond, Virginia

Whether you’re recovering from a stroke or dealing with long-standing musculoskeletal pain from an injury or disease, Johnston-Willis Hospital’s physical therapy and rehabilitation team can help. We offer outpatient services to restore function and relieve pain — and get you moving again.

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Our team is led by a physiatrist (doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation) who develops your plan. Your care comes from highly skilled and licensed physical, occupational, speech therapists, and other professionals with special training in a variety of condition-specific therapies. We tailor our programs to your needs using advanced technologies and the backing of a full-service, elite medical center.

Johnston-Willis Hospital offers one of the most sophisticated rehabilitation programs in Central Virginia. We have a successful record of helping patients of all abilities recover, regain skills, and improve quality of life as quickly as possible.

Monday – Friday | 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Advanced Care with a Personalized Treatment Plan

Johnston-Willis Hospital offers physical therapy (PT) to protect, strengthen, or restore muscle and motor function. Treatments are personalized to your needs and can include:

  • Exercise instruction
  • Gait training
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Medical device instruction
  • Pain management therapy
  • Patient education

We also offer pediatric and adult occupational therapy (OT), which focuses on improving daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and home management. Our certified therapists develop plans to help you:

  • Conserve energy
  • Improve gross and fine motor skills
  • Regain physical independence
  • Strengthen upper extremities
  • Learn to use assistive devices effectively

Comprehensive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services

Our physical therapy and rehabilitation treatments and services are comprehensive. We treat a wide range of conditions and offer services that include:

  • Balance and vestibular (inner ear) disorders: Balance retraining to help you gain control over symptoms, such as dizziness, muscle coordination issues, and more.
  • Cancer rehabilitation: To help recover from cancer treatment or surgery, including nutrition counseling, exercises, and speech therapy.
  • Dialysis services: Convenient in-house dialysis eliminates breaks in kidney treatments during rehabilitation and therapy.
  • Ergonomics education and training: To help you understand your condition, control pain, and prevent re-injury by reducing stressors of repetitive activities or tasks.
  • Lymphedema therapy: Certified programs and medical-assistive devices to help restore function, reduce pain, and reduce risk of infection.
  • Neurological conditions: Special programs for stroke and brain and nervous system conditions, including spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease), and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Orthotics, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment: To help relieve pain or regain independence, including custom splints, braces, and fitting for wheel chairs.
  • Neuropsychological testing and counseling: Evaluations and treatment for problems with thinking, memory, language, mood and personality as a result of illness or trauma.
  • Pain management: Includes, manual therapy, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, ultrasound technology, and heat therapy for pain from injury or disease.
  • Post-surgical orthopedic and spine care: Services include certified hand therapy, traction from experts to relieve spinal pressure, and total joint replacement rehabilitation.
  • Prevention programs: Fall assessments and therapies to improve strength and prevent injuries, especially if you have conditions that put you at risk, like osteoporosis.
  • Speech and language therapy: To retrain voice, speech and swallowing concerns after injury, surgery, or neuromuscular conditions.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation: Education and therapy for living better with lung and respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and cystic fibrosis.
  • Orthopedic and spine programs: Certified hand therapy, traction experts to relieve spinal pressure, total joint replacement rehabilitation, and other therapies designed to ease pain and improve strength and mobility before and after surgery.
  • Prevention programs: Fall assessments and therapies to improve strength and prevent injuries, especially if you have conditions that put you at risk, like osteoporosis.
  • Speech and language therapy: To retrain voice, speech and swallowing concerns after injury, surgery, or neuromuscular conditions.
  • Sports injuries and prevention: To reduce pain or recover from surgery for knee, shoulder, ankle, and other joint and muscle conditions, using gait training, conditioning for athletes, strength training, electrical stimulation, and more.

Trusted Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Central Virginia

Physical therapy and rehabilitation at Johnston-Willis Hospital involves education, training, and support every step of the way. Patients continuously rate us in satisfaction surveys for our:

  • Advanced care with a personal touch. Because our program is hospital-based, you benefit from a therapy or exercise program tailored to your specific health needs.
  • Multidisciplinary team provides complete, customized care. Our therapy focuses on every aspect of healing. The team includes a physiatrist (physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation), physical therapist, rehabilitation nurse, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and many others dedicated to your health.
  • Individualized treatment plans. We offer dynamic, customized, and one-on-one evaluation, training, rehabilitation/physical therapy, and performance enhancement programs.
  • Certified therapists working for you. Our therapists are highly skilled and certified in a variety of rehabilitation specialties, including hand therapy, lymphedema therapy, speech and language pathology, and more.
  • Convenient locations. Located on the fifth floor of Johnston-Willis Hospital, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is conveniently located with access to all major highways, with valet and self-parking options at each of our entrances. Outpatient therapy is located next door.

Get Back on the Road Again

We know how important driving is to your independence. Our program evaluates current skills and teaches new ones in both clinical and real-world settings for older adults, teens, and individuals with disabilities.

Driving Assessment Program

Living Pain Free

Neck and back pain can cause time away from work or limit your active lifestyle. Let our spine experts restore your functioning, safely.

Back & Spine Care

Getting You Back in the Game

Don’t let a sports injury keep you from an active lifestyle. We offer advanced services and therapies for injuries and concussions.

Sports Medicine