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    Following your initial assessment, the therapy team draws from a variety of treatment techniques to help you progress. These include, among others:

    • Balance retraining
    • Cognitive treatment
    • Developmental activities
    • Extensive fitness equipment
    • Gait training
    • Manual lymphatic drainage
    • Manual therapy
    • Modalities to lessen acute pain and inflammation
    • Neuromuscular re-education
    • Patient and caregiver education

    Some of the most common conditions for which patients come to Vanderbilt Rehab outpatient therapy include:

    • Amputation
    • Aphasia
    • Back and neck pain
    • Balance and vestibular disorders
    • Cumulative trauma disorders (such as arthritis/tendonitis/bursitis)
    • Deconditioning
    • Joint replacements
    • Neurological disorders (such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and others)
    • Orthopedic injuries
    • Pregnancy-related issues (such as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome)
    • Peripheral neuropathies
    • Spinal conditions (pre- and post-surgical)
    • Sports injuries
    • Swallowing dysfunction
    • Tendon repair
    • Women's health (such as urinary incontinence, lymphedema)
    • Prosthetics and orthotics training
    • Self-care retraining
    • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
    • Splinting
    • Therapeutic exercise
    • Voice training

    We also offer special programs, such as a prosthetic and orthotic clinic and a falls prevention program, both provided under the direction of our physiatrist, as well as programs specifically for women. Additional offerings coordinated by our staff include an arthritis exercise program, a social communication group, and an osteoporosis management program.