• Services We Offer

  • Penrose Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Services in Colorado Springs offers a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services and specialty equipment to our patients.

    Services Provided

    • Acupuncture - Acupuncture is a system of health care based upon traditional oriental medical concepts that employ oriental methods of diagnosis, treatment, and adjunctive therapies for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health, and the prevention of diseases.
    • Cancer Rehabilitation - We create an individualized program assessing edema, fatigue, neuropathy, pain, weakness, endurance and neurologic deficits resulting from radiation, chemotherapy, or surgical interventions. All therapies are provided by credentialed professionals that are highly trained and provide the latest treatment techniques using evidence based protocols and technologies.
    • Certified Hand Therapy - Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) manage patients with hand or upper extremity conditions including but not limited to tendon lacerations, fractures, repetitive strain injuries, nerve compression and other orthopedic complications.
    • Concussion Clinic - A multi-disciplinary therapy approach that provides care for clients who experience residual symptoms (trouble with thinking, memory, changes in emotion or mood, changes in sleep, or physical problems, such as headache, dizziness, excessive fatigue or sensitivity to noise or light) lasting greater than 2-3 weeks after concussion.
    • Driving Program - This program is intended for experienced drivers who have had injury or age related functional changes that affect driving or new drivers with needs that place them beyond the general driver's education classes. The Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) provides clinical evaluation, behind the wheel evaluation, and adaptive equipment prescription. The CDRS provides training in skills that are essential to driving and balances public safety with maximizing the independence of individuals in our community.
    • Edema Management - An individualized program that includes identification and assessment of compression needs, guidance in self-care, instruction in self-drainage technique, instruction in a home exercise program and volumetric measurements
    • Intrathecal - Baclofen Test Trials - This test procedure is done in conjunction with an anesthesiologist to determine if a patient is a candidate for an intrathecal catheter and pump system. The patient's tone is assessed pre- and post-test dosage of baclofen and monitored for tone reduction.
    • LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) LOUD - This treatment specialty improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box. It focuses on a single goal of "speak LOUD!" to maximize speech intelligibility. The treatment uses loudness training to bring the voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness without strain.
    • Modified Barium Swallow Studies - These studies evaluate the swallowing process using a contrast material, which can be seen under X-ray for people who are having problems swallowing. Together the radiologist and speech language pathologist assess swallowing function and make diet and therapeutic recommendations.
    • Neurological Rehabilitation - This is when a team of physical, occupational and speech therapists provide multidiscipline care for patients with closed head, spinal cord and multiple trauma injuries and other neurologic conditions.
    • Orthopedic Rehabilitation - This type of rehab focuses on spine including spinal dysfunction, extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain management through patient education, manual therapy, modalities and muscle re-education techniques. Additional techniques include dry needling and kinesiotaping®, sports therapy/injury rehabilitation and post-surgery rehab.
    • Seating and Positioning Clinic - This clinic is staffed by board certified physicians and supported by licensed physical therapists that specialize in seating and mobility. Licensed therapists will evaluate a patient's needs and make specific and appropriate recommendations to ensure the wheelchair allows for maximum function and comfort.
    • Vestibular Program - This specialized program provides physical therapy approaches for treatment of patients with balance and dizziness disorders.
    • Vision Therapy - As a specialty of occupational therapy, vision therapy deals with rehabilitation of functional visual skills as well as visual motor disorders. It includes treatment for oculomotor dysfunction, as well as, binocular visual problems such as acquired strabismus, diplopia, convergence insufficiency and accommodation problems. Visual perceptual deficits and field loss are also addressed in the context of meaningful functional activities.

    Specialty Equipment

    • Balance Master® - This Machine uses visual biofeedback to assess and retrain sensory and voluntary motor control of balance. A sensitized fixed platform allows for enhanced assessment and training capabilities for tasks ranging from essential daily living activities to high-level athletic skills. Patients are scored and compared to age related norms.
    • Computerized Dynamic Posturography - This clinical test assesses both motor and sensory systems for deficits that impact balance and stability with a comparison to age related norms.
    • ERGYS FES Bike - This bike allows patients with limited or no voluntary leg movement to cycle smoothly using Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). FES allows patients to flex and extend their lower extremities. This can improve strength, circulation, range of motion, cardiopulmonary function, bowel and bladder function, decrease muscle atrophy, muscle spasms and UTI's. In some circumstances the use of the ERGYS FES bike can be a precursor to more independence with functional mobility.
    • Guldman Harness System -This gait training device can simultaneously control weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground. It can be used for a wide range of impairments and varied levels of severity affecting ambulation. It has a unique harness design that permits unilateral or bilateral support, allowing progression of weight, and allows the clinician to manually assist the legs and pelvis to achieve proper gait patterns.
    • NESS H200™/L300 - These unique electrical stimulation devices are available through a partnership with Bioness, Inc. and allow Penrose the ability to conduct assessments and therapy that are appropriate for stroke, spinal cord or brain injured patients with upper and lower limb weakness. For use in the hospital, outpatient department or at home, the NESS H200™/L300 uses a remote microprocessor to pre-program the level and cycle of stimulation that promotes functional or therapeutic improvements in hand or foot movement.
    • NeuroMove - The NeuroMove is a medical device that works with surface electrodes placed on a patient's arm, leg or shoulder. When the person attempts to move, the NeuroMove detects little electrical changes coming from the brain to the nerves inside the muscle. It then rewards the patient with the muscle movement/contraction they attempted. By repeating these brain exercises it is possible for patients to relearn lost movements.
    • VitalStim® Therapy - This non-traditional treatment for dysphagia uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing. Trained specialists help patients "re-educate" their muscles to improve the swallow function.

    Specialty Services

    • Therapy Dog - Therapy dogs are expertly trained dogs who partner with a facilitator working in a health care, visitation or education setting. They are trustworthy in professional environments and can perform more than 40 commands designed to motivate and inspire clients with special needs. Their training begins with a "puppy raiser" and finishes with a professional trainer from an accredited institution. The training consists of basic obedience, commands, team training and temperament assessment.
    • Rehab Buddies - These previous patients provide current patients with one-on-one personal support during difficult adjustments and offers links with community support groups.



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