Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy - Touro Infirmary
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Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapy in New Orleans

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Touro Rehabilitation Center is proud to offer a wide range of physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to provide holistic and tailored rehabilitative care for patients with a variety of conditions. Touro’s therapists are specially trained and certified, and develop treatment plans tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is the treatment program for persons with health problems and disabilities resulting from injury, disease, overuse of muscles or tendons, pain, or loss of a body part. Physical therapy services at the Touro Rehabilitation Center focus on restoring the individual's mobility and function and preventing further disability.

Occupational therapy

A specialized occupational therapy program helps those with physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities lead a more independent, productive, and satisfying life. Touro’s occupational therapists work with patients on certain daily functions such as driving, cooking, getting in and out of bed, and even tying their shoes.

Touro’s physical and occupational therapists are trained to help and heal patients living with a range of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Brain injury
  • Strokes
  • Chronic pain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports-related injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Limb loss

Speech therapy

Speech therapy programs focus on the direct care related to a wide range of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Touro’s certified speech pathologists focus their therapy sessions on assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients with communication problems that result from disability, surgery, or developmental disorders. They are also instrumental in preventing disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, and fluency. This includes both receptive and expressive communication problems. Our speech therapists also evaluate and treat people with swallowing disorders due to stroke, brain injury, or other nervous system impairments.

Speech/language pathologists often direct care related to the following:

  • Speech, language, and swallowing disorders
  • Speech fluency and stuttering disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Augmentative communication devices
  • Written language disorders
  • Cognitive (thinking, memory, and learning) disorders

Therapeutic wellness program

Our Therapeutic Wellness Program provides one-on-one education and training promoting improved health and well-being. Our experienced therapists will help patients holistically understand their current health challenge and learn techniques to better manage their symptoms.

Some of the conditions that we can help with include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer-related symptoms
  • Cardiac and respiratory disorders
  • Arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis

Some of the many techniques we use in the Therapeutic Wellness Program include:

  • Gentle or restorative yoga
  • Stress management and relaxation training
  • Individual fitness
  • Aqua therapy
  • Adaptive equipment/training
  • Home/work environment modification

Our Therapeutic Wellness team includes an occupational therapist and a physical therapist with more than 15 years of clinical and teaching experience. Our team helps patients set rehabilitation goals and provide the training and guidance to meet them.

Their prevention-focused education addresses:

  • Maintaining or increasing current level of function
  • Adaptation of disability
  • Lifestyle adjustments

Our Therapeutic Wellness Program is short-term with a limited number of sessions and is integrated into the care provided by a physician. A physician referral is required and most insurance plans cover occupational and physical therapy services. To make a referral or learn more, please call 504.897.8135.