Specialized rehabilitation programs

Programs and services designed around your needs

Whether you are recovering from cancer, heart surgery or lung disease, the rehabilitation specialists at Novant Health UVA Health System will get you back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. We offer specialty rehabilitation in the following areas:

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic disorder characterized by persistent swelling in the arms, legs, face, neck and/or trunk. Lymphedema is caused by blocked or impaired flow of fluid in the lymph system. Lymphedema can be a side effect of cancer surgery. Our clinical program helps you manage this condition. Our certified lymphedema therapists use various techniques, including manual lymphatic massage, exercise and compression bandaging. For additional information on lymphedema, call:

Prince William Medical Center: 703-369-8194

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162

Rehabilitation - Madison: 540-948-3620

Haymarket Medical Center: 571-261-3260

Urinary Incontinence care

Urinary incontinence, or uncontrolled loss/leaking of urine, can impact a woman’s quality of life. It may make you reluctant to leave home, socialize or enjoy the activities you love. Contrary to common belief, incontinence is not just a normal part of having children or aging. You don’t have to live with the problem — safe and effective methods are available to treat it.
Depending on the type of incontinence, treatments will vary. We partner with a variety of physicians and practitioners in our area — from urology to physical therapy — to provide easy access to care that’s right for you. Our fully equipped rehabilitation facilities offer a program designed to help manage incontinence and get you back to your normal routine.
Based on your symptoms and a physical exam, our physical therapists will determine which of the following treatments will work best for you:

  • Pelvic floor exercise to increase strength in the muscles near the bladder
  • Bladder training to train your bladder to hold and release urine
  • General exercise to improve overall muscle strength, endurance and functional mobility
  • Dietary education to help identify foods and beverages that may aggravate the bladder, such as caffeine and alcohol
  • Electrical stimulations to increase muscle strength and decrease symptoms of bladder irritability
  • Biofeedback to train the pelvic muscles to work more efficiently

Please note if your physician recommends physical therapy to treat incontinence, a prescription is required.

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162

Rehabilitation - Madison: 540-948-3620

Haymarket Medical Center: 571-261-3260

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and is associated with increased risk for fracture. Affecting both men and women, osteoporosis is a preventable and treatable disease and not an inevitable consequence of aging. Let the experts at Novant Health UVA Health System help you manage your conditions and help you avoid injury.

Prince William Medical Center: 703-369-8194

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162

Rehabilitation - Madison: 540-948-3620

Haymarket Medical Center: 571-261-3260

Low vision rehabilitation

If you have macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts or other visual impairments, you know the frustration and fear that limited vision can cause. Our highly trained staff will determine whether there are techniques, eye exercises or assistive devices that would help you better use the vision you have. Treatments focus on adequate lighting, contrast, magnification, exercises and compensatory techniques for activities of daily living. Low vision rehabilitation can lead to increased safety and independence in performing regular tasks, and improve your ability to interact and socialize with others. Your optometrist or ophthalmologist must refer you to the program.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call:

Prince William Medical Center: 703-369-8194

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162

Rehabilitation - Madison: 540-948-3620

LSVT BIG and LOUD

Lee Silverman’s Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG and LSVT LOUD are designed to treat people with Parkinson’s disease, or Parkinson’s-like symptoms. LSVT LOUD focuses on increasing vocal loudness, while LSVT BIG focuses on increasing the size of movements. LSVT BIG and LOUD treatments are provided by certified therapists. These successful programs are intensive and span over a course of 16 sessions (can be 16 PT/OT combined, 16 Speech, or both), spread over approximately one month.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call:

Prince William Medical Center: 703-369-8194

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162

Rehabilitation - Madison: 540-948-3620

Haymarket Medical Center: 571-261-3260

Vestibular therapy

Vestibular therapy is a specialized treatment designed to help reduce problems related to dizziness and balance. Treatment consists of exercises used to retrain the vestibular and visual systems to reduce symptoms. Whether a true vestibular problem, or BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), our trained therapists can work to resolve your symptoms, as well as educate you in ways to prevent reoccurrence.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call:

Prince William Medical Center: 703-369-8194

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162

Rehabilitation - Madison: 540-948-3620

Haymarket Medical Center: 571-261-3260

Post-Concussion therapy

A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a forceful blow or jolt to the head and is a temporary dysfunction of the brain’s normal activity, which may affect your ability to learn and work. Our goal is to assist you in your return to your normal daily physical activities, to set you up for successful participation in work or academics. We offer treatments provided by our Physical Therapists, Occupational

Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists to address all of your needs.

Cognitive rehabilitation may be part of the treatment plan as return to work or school may be difficult following the injury. Cognitive rehabilitation may address symptoms including:

  • Attention deficits; difficulty concentrating, especially with background noise
  • Impulsivity
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty remembering short term or even long term information
  • Impaired planning and organization
  • Impaired decision making/problem solving
  • Decreased mental flexibility; abstract thinking
  • Lack of initiative
  • Cognitive or mental fatigue; brain feels “tired”
  • Slow information processing; can’t think “quickly”
  • Decreased balance

Speech language pathologists are not only specialists in speech, language, swallowing and voice, but are also cognitive specialists who can help with the transition back to your work or school environment. Physical and Occupational Therapists not only assist in your return to normal daily work and school environments, but can also help expedite your return to sport. Following set protocols, we will safely and expertly prepare you for the successful re-integration into the physical demands of your sport without re-occurrence of symptoms.

Prince William Medical Center: 703-369-8194

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162

Rehabilitation - Madison: 540-948-3620

Haymarket Medical Center: 571-261-3260

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic physical therapy is very simply, physical therapy in the water. Often, performing exercises in the water instead of on land can be easier on the joints. The buoyancy effects of the water decrease the weight of gravity, offloading the joints and allowing the performance of exercises for strength and range of motion that would otherwise be difficult to perform on land. Prior to aquatic treatment, an evaluation is performed on land to determine your current limitations and whether or not aquatic P.T. is an appropriate treatment option. Aquatic therapy has been successful in treating the following:

  • Pre/post-surgery
  • Decreased balance
  • Weakness
  • Pain
  • Low back pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Poor tolerance to land exercise
  • Hip, knee, or ankle pain/issues
  • CVA/Stroke

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call:

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162

Dry Needling

Myofascial trigger points in muscle can cause pain at the site of the tightness and often refer pain to other locations. Many of our patients are noted to have these myofascial trigger points, which can limit muscle function. Dry needling is a treatment technique used to treat these trigger points. The treatment consists of small acupuncture style needles inserted into the muscle by a physical therapist. Dry needling is generally used in conjunction with other treatments to reduce pain, improve range of motion, increase muscle strength, and control and improve function.

For more information, contact us at:

Culpeper Medical Center

Rehabilitation - Culpeper at Powell: 540-829-4162