As part of our Rehabilitation Services Program, physical therapy prepares patients for optimal performance at home. Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's therapists practice high-touch and high-tech healing to relieve pain and restore function, strength, mobility and independence for patients who have been treated for acute illnesses or injuries or who have undergone major surgery. Rehabilitation services provide therapy to all doctor-referred patients in the hospital-from infants through seniors-working with each patient to recover mobility and functionality. Rehabilitation specialists develop recovery plans for each patient in collaboration with the entire medical team.
Physical therapy—improving strength and relieving pain
Physical therapy relieves pain, increases movement and strengthens muscles through soft tissue joint mobilization, exercise and functional training. Physical therapists help patients build endurance and walk safely using various walking aides.