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The Rehabilitation Department

Tony Lombardi, PT, Certified Mdt

The Rehabilitation Department at The Bellevue Hospital provides a variety of services for inpatients, outpatients, and home health patients.

Our services include: 
             • Aquatic Therapy
             • Ergonomics/Body Mechanics
             • Functional Capacity Evaluations
             • Gait Training
             • Golf Specific Exercises
             • Home Exercise Programs
             • Home Health PT/OT
             • Intermittent Pneumatic Compression
             • Joint Mobilization
             • Kinesio Taping
             • Mechanical Diagnosis/Treatment of the Spine
             • Muscle Re-education
             • Occupational Therapy
             • Pediatric PT/OT
             • Physical Therapy
             • Post-Op Rehabilitation
             • Posture Education
             • Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
             • Vestibular Rehabilitation
             • Work Conditioning
             • Wound Care/Debridement


Occupational Therapy Services 

Ryan Allen, OTR-L

Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Ryan Alley has been the occupational therapist at TBH for eight years. You can reach Ryan by emailing him at ralley@bellevuehospital.com or by calling him at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4279. He provides a variety of therapy services including: 

             • Treatment of Hand Injuries and Conditions
             • Fabrication of Customized Splints
             • Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to
               perform daily activities
             • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with
               adaptation recommendations
             • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
               guidance to family members and caregivers
             • Functional Capacity Exams
             • Standard and Power Wheelchair Evaluation
             • Low Vision Education for Independent Living Skills Training
             • Inpatient and Home Health Care


Pool Therapy 

Beth Weber, LPTA, adjusts the lift chair used to lower and raise patients into
The Bellevue Hospital's hydrotherapy pool.

Aquatic therapy provides an opportunity for patients to exercise without fear of falling and with decreased weight bearing due to the buoyancy provided by the water. The underwater treadmill can help improve gait mechanics, while therapy jets provide resistance to help increase strength and range of motion. Walking, running, or swimming against resistance jets can also help build strength and stamina.

The therapy pool is also equipped with massage jets which can be adjusted to provide a deep penetrating massage or a light gentle massage, depending on each patient¹s individual needs. Aquatic therapy can also help decrease swelling, improve proprioception, decrease muscle spasms, and increase blood flow. There are some contraindications to aquatic therapy including fever, rash, incontinence, open wounds, incisions, communicable disease, and others.

The Rehabilitation Department is equipped with a Hydroworx Therapy Pool that is 3 to 4.5 feet deep and maintained at a therapeutic 93 degrees. Pool is also equipped with a lift chair for easy pool access.

In-pool assistance is available for patients if necessary.

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