Rehabilitation doctors in Walterboro, South Carolina

Our experienced physical therapy and rehabilitation staff is committed to helping you recover as fully as possible following a serious injury or illness. Colleton Medical Center’s outpatient physical therapy department offers a comprehensive array of services for adult, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients. These services are focused on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and sports medicine.

For more information about our rehabilitation services, you can reach our physical therapy and sports medicine team at (843) 782-2540.

Our physical therapy and rehab team

Colleton Medical Center’s 14-bed physical and medical rehabilitation department has been serving our community for more than 25 years. Our interdisciplinary team provides patient-centered care in a family-friendly atmosphere. Our rehab team includes:

  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists

Colleton Medical Center has the additional benefit of services provided through Black and Blue Sports Clinic. The clinic offers industry consulting, neurological therapy and splinting as well as therapy to reduce the decline of daily living activities.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy helps improve mobility, relieve pain, restore function and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Our physical therapists specialize in:

  • Balance deficiency
  • Developmental delays
  • General conditioning
  • Physical therapy needs related to Parkinson’s disease
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Work-related injuries
  • Wound care

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients learn or regain physical and mental abilities to better perform activities of daily living. Our dedicated staff of occupational therapists provides care for work-related injuries with a focus on hands and upper extremities. Common conditions treated with occupational therapy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Conditions requiring hand and/or forearm splinting
  • Cumulative trauma disorder (CTD)
  • Lou Gehrig's disease (also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke
  • Upper extremity and hand injuries

Speech therapy

The speech therapy specialists at Colleton Medical Center treat adults and children. Our program provides therapy involving assorted technology to improve communication. Speech therapy may be recommended to help patients recover from or manage symptoms associated with:

  • Brain or head injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cognition deficits
  • Delayed language/articulation
  • Dysphagia (inability to swallow or difficulty swallowing)
  • Hearing loss
  • Mental disabilities
  • Reading comprehension difficulties
  • Strokes (cerebrovascular accidents)
  • Stuttering and other speech impairments
  • Visual perception difficulties

Sports injuries

Our highly trained physical therapy team has experience treating a variety of sports and exercise-related injuries. Some of the most common issues requiring therapy include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Groin pulls
  • Hamstring strains
  • Knee injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and patellofemoral syndrome (injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone)
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)