Rehabilitation Services


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Cardiac RehabilitationValley Regional offers a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services including:

For more information about any of our programs, or to schedule an appointment, please call (603) 542-1878

Audiology

Audiology Rehab in actionThe Audiology Department at Valley Regional Hospital identifies and monitors hearing loss to ensure prompt medical diagnosis, treatment and intervention. We offer the following services:

  • Dispensing assistive listening devices
  • Hearing aid evaluations, fittings and repairs
  • Hearing evaluations for children and adults
  • Middle ear assessment
  • Otoacoustic emissions (OAE’s)
  • Preventative hearing care

The goals of all assessment and treatment services in the Audiology Department are to preserve and protect hearing. We now have our own website. Go here for more info!

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is an alternative form of rehabilitation that allows people to exercise in a heated pool. The unique properties of water—buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and viscosity, plus the warmth of a therapeutic pool—provide gentle resistance during exercise. Patients are able to gain strength, flexibility, endurance, and mobility in a comfortable and pain free environment. Valley Regional Hospital provides aquatic therapy to individuals of every age. Aquatic therapy can benefit patients with conditions such as arthritis, back/neck pain, sprains, strains or fractures, joint pain, osteoarthritis and for individuals recovering from surgery, sports injuries, or work related injuries. Patients who have had difficulty with traditional therapy often show improvement with aquatic therapy.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Valley Regional Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can help you quickly and effectively make lasting changes in your lifestyle-changes that will help you gain strength, vitality and peace-of-mind after you’ve experienced a heart attack, heart surgery, or been diagnosed with a cardiac condition. Our staff offers education, support, and guidance to help you adopt and maintain healthy eating and exercise habits. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program follows the national guidelines and is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Valley Regional was one of the first hospitals in New Hampshire to be certified in 1985.

 

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is swelling, generally in the arms or legs, caused by a defect in the lymphatic system that results in too much fluid in the tissues. Some people are born with lymphatic problems that cause primary lymphedema with swelling that can occur at birth or later in life. Secondary lymphedema can develop after surgery or due to radiation, scarring, trauma, infection, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), parasitic disease (filariasis) or obesity. Lymphedema therapy helps to decrease swelling, increase lymph drainage, improve skin condition, enhance function, relieve discomfort and reduce the risk of skin inflammation or infection (cellulitis).

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program of supervised exercise and education for people diagnosed with a pulmonary disease.  Individuals work with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians. Individuals diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema), chronic asthma, pre- and post-lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and other pulmonary diseases. Some people enter the program after a hospital stay, and others may be referred by their primary care physician or pulmonologist.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy provides evaluation and treatment to individuals with speech voice and language disorders. Speech problems may be related to fluency, rhythm, pitch or quality. Speech therapists also assess and treat swallowing impairments due to developmental delays, stroke or traumatic injury. Valley Regional Hospital provides speech therapy to individuals of every age on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Therapy is designed to improve functioning and skill.

Video Gait Analysis

Video gait analysis is a way to look at your walking and running mechanics. A video gait analysis with slow motion and frame-by-frame playback can help pinpoint biomechanical factors that may be associated with decreased efficiency or increased risk of injury that cannot otherwise be seen with the naked eye. This is for runners who want to improve and reduce risk of injury, walkers or runners experiencing pain during or after exercise, or anyone suffering from spine or leg pain during walking or running.