Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's physical therapy service is comprised of nearly 70 licensed therapists and therapy assistants who provide services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. At Lahey, we offer physical therapy services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Physicians refer patients to us for treatment of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary conditions and injuries.
We have a highly skilled and diverse staff of nearly 20 inpatient physical therapists. Working as a team with physicians, nursing staff, occupational therapists and other hospital staff, these therapists provide patients with world-class rehabilitation care while in the hospital. By helping inpatients, the therapists' primary goal is for them to achieve a safe and appropriate discharge from the hospital. Before a person receives inpatient physical therapy, a comprehensive evaluation is performed to determine areas of physical limitation. Treatment incorporates the patient's goals, and may consist of:
The outpatient physical therapy staff consists of 50 dynamic therapists at Lahey Danvers; Lahey Outpatient Center, Lexington; Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Wall Street, Burlington; and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington. Our outpatient therapy staff includes specialists and those with advanced certifications. We have therapists with advanced training in the creation of custom foot orthotics, sports medicine injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, ergonomic training and the treatment of patients with lymphedema. Lahey therapists also participate in the Parkinson's Disease Community Wellness Program.