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Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital
Kent Rehabilitation Services
About Outpatient Rehab

"Staff was very concerned about how I would manage at home….I truly felt loved and cared for-not only as health care professionals, but on a personal level."

Located in the heart of central Rhode Island in East Greenwich, Kent Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program, providing physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech and swallowing (SLP) services.

Some of the areas we treat: orthopedic injuries and surgical recovery, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, neurological impairments (Parkinson’s disease, stroke, ALS, MS), amputations and prosthetics, vestibular issues, oncology (STAR-certified therapists).

We offer specialty programs in stroke recovery, orthopedics, Parkinson’s disease Lee Silverman voice therapy (LSVT), and lymphedema management.

Outpatient Clinical Specialty Areas

  • Concussion.
  • Stroke specialty program.
  • VitalStim for swallowing/dysphagia treatment.
  • LSVT LOUD and BIG certified therapists for Parkinson's disease specialty.
  • Dry needling.
  • Vestibular and balance dysfunction.
  • Work related injuries.

Physical Therapy

Our experienced and licensed physical therapy staff have been providing one-on-one treatment to restore independent and productive lives for our patients since 1951. Our physical therapists evaluate and treat people of all ages who are physically disabled due to injury or illness that include, but are not limited to:Rehab

  • Sprains/strains (especially of the back, neck, ankle, and shoulders).
  • Orthopedic post operative repair.
  • Fracture rehabilitation.
  • Neurologic impairments (stroke, head injury, Parkinson's ALS, MS).
  • Arthritis.
  • Prosthetic Training.
  • Falls.
  • Amputation and prosthetic training.

Specializing in manual therapy and neuro-developmental treatment, our physical therapists service the continuum at Kent, from inpatient, to the rehabilitation center, to home care, to outpatient. Patients may enter and exit the continuum at any point, or may utilize all services if necessary.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists aim to restore the skills necessary for people to lead independent and productive lives. Occupational therapy is the use of purposeful activity to achieve functional outcomes. The occupational therapists work to develop adaptive responses of individuals with disabilities in the areas of:

  • Arthritis.
  • Neurologic impairments.
  • Occupational injuries.
  • Upper extremity orthopedic injuries (including fractures, tendonitis, hand trauma and carpel tunnel syndrome).
  • Burns.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Developmental disabilities.
  • Splinting.

Occupational therapists service the continuum at Kent Hospital, from inpatient, to the rehabilitation center, to home care, to outpatient. Patients may enter and exit the continuum at any point, or may utilize all services, if necessary.

Speech-Language Pathology

Every day we rely on our ability to communicate with others. When that ability is compromised, there is significant impact on quality of life. Our speech-language pathologists specialize in disorders of communication, cognition, and swallowing, helping to regain the necessary skills to participate in daily living. Our speech and swallowing therapists specialize in the following:

  • Neurologic impairments (stroke, traumatic brain injury).
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders).
  • Voice disorders (including laryngectomy).
  • LSVT LOUD, a Parkinson's disease-specific voice program.
  • Fluency disorders.
  • Progressive neurologic disorders (such as ALS, Parkinson's disease and MS).

Unique to this region, are our swallowing disorder (dysphagia) programs, including the following assessment and treatment modalities:

  • Modified barium swallow studies.
  • Fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES).
  • VitalStim® therapy for swallowing disorders.

In conjunction with Barbara Guillette MD, a board certified otolaryngologist, the speech pathology department offers Videostroboscopy evaluations, which enables the physician to view and identify vocal cord conditions.

Contact Us
Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

1351 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818

To schedule an appointment,
call (401) 886-4650.
Fax: (401) 886-7084

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