Therapy services in Richmond, Virginia

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital’s rehabilitation center includes occupational, speech and physical therapists that treat a wide variety of illnesses, wounds, injuries and diseases. Whether you need outpatient rehab, wound therapy or complex care, we have exactly what you need to get you back to living and moving.

For more information about our rehabilitation services, call the team at (804) 254-5586.

Outpatient therapy

Our Richmond outpatient therapy team offers adult and pediatric therapy services with one-on-one care, focused on results specifically tailored to you and your needs. Our specialty areas include orthopedics, motor vehicle accidents, falls, hand therapy, pediatric therapy, advanced wound therapy and lymphedema therapy.

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Pediatric therapy center

Our goal at Retreat is to help children get better at their true occupation: living, learning and playing. Our services combine traditional physical and occupational therapy with sensory integration. This means your child is provided with therapy that uses methods to engage all of their senses.

Our pediatric therapists have over 30 years of experience and are ready to help you and your family. Starting as early as birth, our therapists treat children with:

  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Genetic disorders
  • Handwriting disorders (Handwriting Without TearsTM program provides children with appropriate strategies to increase their achievement with early writing skills.)
  • Prematurity
  • Prenatal drug exposure
  • Emotional and social support

Wound therapy and treatment clinic

With over 15 years of experience in wound care, our certified wound specialists and physical therapists treat wound conditions including burns, crash injuries and ulcers.

Lymphedema clinic

Our lymphedema clinic specializes in compression, garments, education and exercise techniques for patients with this complex diagnosis. Our therapists are certified by the Lymphology Association of North America and continue their education with yearly training. Our trained staff manages wounds that occur due to lymphedema—improving skin integrity and promoting healing.

Lymphedema is a condition caused by impaired flow to the lymphatic system, resulting in swelling in one or more extremities. At Retreat, we have certified therapists to meet your needs. Our lymphedema clinic is open Monday through Friday.

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Signs and symptoms of lymphedema include:

  • Swelling in arms, hands, chest or trunk (torso)
  • Feeling of heaviness, achiness, tightness or fullness in arms or hands
  • Skin thickening or tightening
  • Tight fit of clothing, rings, watches or bracelets

Injury to the arm or infection may trigger lymphedema. The best prevention is to reduce your risk of injury or infection. You can do this by:

  • Treating infections in the arm or hand immediately by notifying your primary care provider
  • Wearing gloves when performing housework, using chemicals or working in the yard
  • Keeping skin clean and well-moisturized
  • Not allowing needle sticks or blood pressure tests on operated side
  • Avoiding sunburn and bug bites

Complex care services

Our comprehensive care program focuses on caring for patients with multiple severe illnesses or injuries. We provide coordinated inpatient medical and rehabilitation services to help heal our patients and prepare them and their families for a successful transition home or to the next level of care. We are here every step of the way, answering questions and championing your recovery to your fullest ability.

When multiple conditions and symptoms happen at once, it is overwhelming. The complex care team monitors overlapping symptoms and provides treatment based on your whole health. We offer a variety of services for our patients with severe conditions and multiple medical needs, including:

  • Brain injury and coma recovery
  • Catastrophic or severe illness
  • Long term IV antibiotics
  • Multi-trauma or non-weight bearing injuries
  • Complex or non-healing wounds
  • Parenteral nutrition (method of getting nutrition into your body through your veins)
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Stroke and other neurological conditions
  • Pulmonary complications

Complex care can be a long process. Our team works together to provide the best medical treatment, endless encouragement and support. This combined compassion and expertise makes our program different and among the best in our region.