Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation ServicesInpatient rehabilitation services

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services is a multidisciplinary department consisting of the inpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy departments of East Alabama Medical Center. The rehabilitation professionals of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services participate in a multidisciplinary team approach to return patients to optimal functioning.

Physical Therapy

The physical therapy staff participate in rehabilitation of orthopaedic, cardiac, renal, pediatric, oncology, wound care and skilled nursing patients, to name a few. In addition to the usual exercise and gait training, the physical therapy team provides balance retraining, wound care, and treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy team evaluates and treats patients throughout the facility. The focus of occupational therapy is functional rehabilitation of patients in order to increase independence with home, work, and leisure activities.

Speech Therapy

The speech therapy team provides not only rehabilitation of deficits related to speech, but also cognitive retraining and safety awareness, as well as problems related to feeding/swallowing difficulties. The largest patient groups seen by the speech therapy team are geriatric and stroke patents; our therapists treat patients in both impatient and outpatient settings.

Outpatient Services


East Alabama Medical Center also offers a variety of rehabilitation services on an outpatient basis through RehabWorks, which has facilities in Opelika and Auburn.

Visit for detailed program descriptions and contact information. You may also call at 334-528-1964 (Opelika) | 334-821-2733 (Auburn) | 334-710-0411 (Valley).

Physical Therapy

  • General Orthopedic Rehab
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Pre-operative & Post-operative Management Programs
  • Wound Care
  • Wellness & Prevention Programs
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy

  • Patient Education
  • Elbow & Hand Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Home Adaptations
  • Physical Agent Modalities
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Custom Splinting
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Scar Management
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive Retraining
  • Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • ADL Retraining

Speech Pathology

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Therapy
  • Adult Swallowing Evaluation & Therapy Following Stroke
  • Speech & Language Therapy for Developmentally Delayed Children
  • Dialect Reduction Training
  • Articulation Therapy for Correction of Speech & Sound
  • Hearing Screenings

At EAMC-Lanier

On Oct. 1 2016, EAMC-Lanier in Valley opened an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit inside the hospital. This unit, the first of its kind in the area, provides specialized rehabilitation for patients in the hospital who are not yet able to transition to a skilled nursing facility, nursing home, or to return to their homes. For more information, please call 334-756-9180.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Spinal & Orthopedic Therapy
  • CVA & Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Bioness Rehabilitation
  • Acute In-Patient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Education
    • Nutrition
    • Lifestyle Changes