Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital has a highly skilled and experienced rehabilitative team which provides comprehensive and compassionate, restorative care. The professions of physical and occupational therapy are an integral and essential part of the health care delivery system. The primary purposes of physical therapy and occupational therapy is to promote, restore and maintain optimal human function. Physical therapists, as autonomous health care providers, collaborate with other providers in the system to examine, intervene and prevent human movement dysfunction.
We treat a variety of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, postops, orthopedic, neurologic conditions, and cancer. We work closely with your health care team and will assess your condition to develop an individualized, evidence based plan to meet your goals. We have a variety of clinicians working in our department, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and a speech pathologist. We treat inpatients and outpatients and enjoy all age groups. We offer an aquatic program at the recreational center for patients who would benefit from this type of therapy. We also offer dry needling, a certified hand specialist, and a certified lymphatic specialist, as part of our program.
Hand therapy rehabilitates the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. UCVH is proud to have a certified hand therapist on-staff Kyla Thibault, OTR/L, CHT. The CHT credential offers assurance that the therapist has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession and stays up to date with practice in the field.
Our Rehabilitation Services Director is Derek Eastman, PT, DPT, OCS.
Contact us at 603-388-4206. Fax us at 603-237-6039