The Comprehensive Therapy Center at Baptist Medical Center East is the only facility offering families and the communities of central Alabama comprehensive rehabilitation services. Individualized treatment is provided by experienced and licensed occupational, physical and speech therapists.
In an outpatient setting, we use proven therapeutic methods and state-of-the-art equipment, while emphasizing patient education to prevent recurring physical or developmental problems. Our goal is to help individuals, both adult and pediatric, reach their maximum potential and return to the workforce or society as contributing members.
Our occupational therapists use a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program to help patients achieve independence in daily living.
Staffed by certified and licensed speech-language pathologists, our speech therapy program evaluates and treats communication and swallowing disorders from birth through geriatrics.
Our physical therapists are dedicated to helping relieve pain, restoring function, preventing disability, aiding with healing and helping patients adapt to a permanent disability when necessary.
Our pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapists provide specialized treatment for neonates, infants, children and adolescents. They are dedicated to restoring function, preventing disability and helping patients achieve independence in daily living.
Occupational therapy is helpful in treating neurological disorders, orthopaedic disorders and developmental disabilities through several programs and services, such as:
• Assessment for adaptive equipment needs
• Early intervention
• Feeding/swallowing evaluation and treatment
• Sensory integration therapy
• Splinting and orthosis fabrication
• Work injury
• Hand therapy by a certified hand therapist
Communication disorders we treat include:
• Cleft palate
• Comprehensive and expressive disorders
• Deficiency in understanding language or expressing thoughts
• Hearing problems
• Language (adult and child)
• Oral motor/feeding dysfunction
• Swallowing problems/disorders.
Physical therapy and aquatic therapy are beneficial for:
• Balance disorders
• Joint pain or limitation resulting from disease, injury or lack of use
• Neurological disorders
• Pre- and post-surgical management of orthopaedic cases
• Weakness or paralysis of skeletal muscles
Neonatal and Pediatric Therapy are beneficial for:
• Assessment for special equipment needs
• Congenital disorders
• Developmental disorders
• Neuromuscular disorders
• Orthopaedic injuries
• Trauma-related disabilities