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223 N. Van Dien Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-447-8000
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The Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Outpatient Rehabilitation Medicine

 

The Valley Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Department provides the full range of rehabilitation therapy specialties to assist patients in attaining their highest level of functioning following a stroke. Our therapists collaborate in providing each patient with optimal therapy, within a schedule that maximizes potential.

Our Facility

Located on the third floor of Valley’s outpatient offices at 505 Goffle Road in Ridgewood, our department features a state-of-the-art facility for physical, occupational, speech-language, and swallowing therapies. Our department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 201-447-8131. We participate in most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, but please check with your individual health insurance carrier for specifics about your benefits. All therapies require a physician’s prescription. Our therapists can coordinate with vendors in ordering assistive devices, as needed, for patients.

Physical Therapy

Our licensed and certified physical therapists evaluate patients to assess their personal needs and then develop individualized treatment plans. Patients are evaluated for strength, balance, movement, sensations, transfers, and the use of assistive devices. Each patient’s therapy takes place within an individualized timeframe and includes one, two, or three sessions of therapy each week.

Occupational Therapy

Our licensed and certified occupational therapists evaluate patients for their hand functions, ability to perform activities of daily living, cognitive abilities, sensations, socialization, and arm movements. Our simulated kitchen and tabletop activities help patients regaining functioning or learn compensatory strategies.

Swallowing Therapy

All patients coming for swallowing therapy must have a modified barium swallowing study, also called a "cookie" swallow test, performed at a hospital. Our licensed, certified speech-language pathologists assist patients in regaining their ability to swallow foods. Some patients benefit from a combination of swallowing exercises and VitalStim® therapy, which provides electrical stimulation to the throat area.

Speech-Language Therapy

Our licensed, certified speech-language pathologists evaluate patients for aphasia, language difficulties, articulation disorders, cognitive abilities, and other speech problems. Therapy may incorporate compensatory therapies, augmentative equipment, computer programs, and other specialties, including the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment® LOUD method of therapy.

Physiatry Consultations

Our medical director, a board-certified physiatrist (physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine), is available for consultations, if necessary.

Our Team

Our outpatient rehabilitation therapy team comprises licensed and certified physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation technicians, and a physiatrist.

For More Information

To learn more about the outpatient therapy services available for stroke patients, please call 201-447-8131.

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