Therapy and Rehabiltion Services


Rehabilitation Services

Valley Health Services is the Valley’s leader in rehabilitative care. From short- and long-term rehabilitative care to outpatient rehabilitation, our professional licensed therapists treat body, mind, and spirit in a comfortable setting.

Additionally, Valley Health Services’ licensed physical and occupational therapists treat hundreds of outpatients annually in our state-of-the-art rehabilitation suite. Staff provide speech therapy and treat sports-related injuries. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program assists outpatients recovering from heart attacks, heart surgery, angioplasty and those with heart disease to return to a healthy and active lifestyle.

For more information, call: 315.866.3330 extension 2233 

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program assists patients recovering from heart attacks, heart surgery, angioplasty and those at high risk for cardiac disease. it is the goal of our staff to work with the patient in achieving his or her highest level of physical function. A physician's referral is necessary to begin the cardiac rehabilitation program.

Each patient is thoroughly evaluated and then placed on an individualized prescription program for exercise that is designed to strengthen the heart. Our state of the art cardiac monitoring system ensures that your vital signs are continually being assessed as you use our cardiac exercise equipment.

Proper nutrition and understanding the need for healthy eating habits are essential for cardiac health. Our dietary staff will meet with you and your family, as requested, to provide information and discuss your questions and concerns. Our staff clarifies the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Each patient of the cardiac rehabilitation program is also encouraged to join the Hearty Hearts Club, a group that meets monthly for lunch, socialization and occasional programs. The luncheons are held at Valley Health Services on the last Wednesday of each month and are free of charge. Spouses are welcome.

For more information on the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, please contact the department of rehabilitation at (315) 866-3330 ext. 2236.

Physical Therapy 

Our professional physical therapists and physical therapy assistants work with each patient toward a return to the patient's optimal level of function. Valley Health Services offers physical therapy 6 days per week. Physical therapy services are provided for both long-term and short-term needs. 

For long-term needs, our full-time rehabilitative staff make physical therapy, as well as occupational and speech rehabilitation available to our 160 residents when needed to maintain strength and improve the level of function. The short-term rehabilitative services at Valley Health Services are available for patients who have been recently discharged from the hospital and need to gain strength and restore independence before going home. 

For more information on physical therapy services at Valley Health Services, please contact the department of rehabilitation at (315) 866-3330 ext. 2233. 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is concerned with an individual's ability to independently perform activities of daily living, complete job related duties and enjoy leisure activities. An occupational therapist will perform a functional evaluation in order to determine strengths and areas requiring specific interventions. Based on the results of the evaluation and the goals of the patient, the occupational therapist will develop a treatment plan tailored to maximize the patient's ability to function independently. Occupational therapy professionals are concerned with mental, social, and environmental barriers that impede a patient's independence. 

Occupational therapy interventions may help individuals experiencing impairment as a result of: 
*Orthopedic injuries 
*Cardiovascular disease
*Hand trauma or injury 
*Developmental disabilities
*Multiple sclerosis
*Arthritis, degenerative joint disease 
*Traumatic brain injury 
*Spinal cord injury 
*Parkinson's disease 
*Shoulder disorders 

The goal at VHS is to deliver quality occupational therapy services so our patients may return to safety living their lives as quickly as possible.

For more information, call the Rehabilitation Therapy Department at (315) 866-3330 extension 2223.

Speech Therapy

Infants, children and adults can benefit from speech and language services. Speech language pathologists (SLP) are often best known for working with children in the school setting to improve students' ability to produce clear speech and improve language skills. 

Through evaluation, treatment and education the SLP at VHS can help you or a loved one develop better speech, language, voice, cognitive and swallowing functions. Our licensed speech pathologist works with patients of all ages and takes appointments Monday through Friday. 

Outpatient speech therapy is essential to recovery from strokes, head injuries, and to those living with advanced stages of conditions such as Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy. Millions of Americans suffer from communication or swallowing disorders. These disorders affect people of all ages, from all walks of life. Simple thoughts like "Thank you" and "I love you" may be impossible to convey. 

If you are concerned that a speech/language disorder is affecting your education, professional life, or personal relationships, VHS can help.

For more information, contact VHS' Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) at (315) 866-3330 extension 2223. 

Outpatient Rehabilitation

VHS' professional staff utilizes the latest techniques and equipment to provide:

  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physical Therapy, including Osteoporosis Management and sports injury rehabilitation
  • Speech Therapy

Licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists are on-site five days weekly to provide evaluations and treatments through an individualized plan of care. 

For more information, contact the Director of Rehabilitation Services at (315) 866-3330 extension 2233. 

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