Recognized as one of the best hospitals in the Pennsylvania region by the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings, Doylestown Health is prepared to reveal its next significant advancement in outpatient multidisciplinary care.
Opening early December 2020, the Clark Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, located in the new Ambulatory Center on the campus in Doylestown, will offer consultation, diagnosis, intervention and treatment services for physical therapy (PT), occupational (OT), hand and speech therapy — all under one new and aesthetically pleasing roof. Ample parking is free and conveniently located next to the new building.
Clark Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
Patients will soon have a convenient one-stop option for their physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, speech therapy needs. The center is staffed by licensed therapists only. The center offers day and evening hours. Rehabilitation therapy services include:
Doylestown Health's physical therapists provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions related to disability, pain and injury to promote and restore physical activity and function. Conditions treated include but are not limited to: chronic conditions, arthritis, neuromuscular disease, pelvic floor dysfunction, orthopedic injuries, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries and vestibular disorders and concussion.
Doylestown Health's occupational therapists offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for illness and injury, helping patients resume daily living activities. Specialized Occupational Therapy programs include neurological rehabilitation and hand therapy. Driving skills screening is also available.
Doylestown Health's speech pathologists offer assessment and treatment for challenges in speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing. Common diagnoses include neurologic conditions, head and neck cancers, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, stroke and post-concussion therapy.
Neurologically impaired program
A multidisciplinary team including physical, occupational and speech therapists provides a case management approach for stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological conditions. The goal of the program is to improve well-being and return the individual to the community.
Doylestown Health's multidisciplinary team utilizes the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Programs:
- LSVT LOUD is an effective treatment for the symptoms of impaired voice and swallowing. This therapy improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) through a series of exercises.
- LSVT BIG is an intensive and complex one-on-one treatment program that increases the quality of movement by addressing walking, flexibility, balance, and other daily living activities.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation
This physical therapy treatment approach strengthens organs that support the bladder, urethra and other organs in the pelvis for both women and men. By stabilizing the pelvic floor, urological conditions such as urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency of urination, post-prostatectomy and postpartum issues, pelvic floor pain and prolapse can be improved.
Occupational therapists with advanced hand certification treat upper extremity conditions resulting from underlying medical and neurological conditions, injury or surgery. They use energy conservation and compensatory techniques to treat the arthritic population. Custom splinting is also available.
Lymphedema is chronic swelling (edema) of the arms and/or legs, commonly caused by the removal of or damage to the lymph nodes. Doylestown Health's certified lymphedema therapists are specially trained in comprehensive lymphedema management.
This diagnostic test measures muscle response and assesses the health of muscles and nerves to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities.
Patients have a new, convenient location to undergo pre-admission studies. Testing may include blood tests, urinalysis and EKG.
* Except for cardiac pre-admission testing, which will continue on the second floor of the hospital.