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Rehabilitation Services

Harris Health System helps patients recover from all types of injuries, illnesses and acute and chronic conditions through its Rehabilitation Services.

The team, made up of skilled physical, speech and occupational therapists, provides specialized care for an array of needs including stroke, cardiac rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, traumas, amputations, orthopedic injuries and neuromuscular/neurological disorders.

Patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation with a therapist and by incorporating advanced techniques into a personalized treatment plan—our therapists will help patients get back to their routine and the activities they enjoy with decreased pain.

Harris Health offers high-quality patient-centered rehabilitation care at Ben Taub Hospital, Fournace Place, LBJ Hospital (currently seeing patients at 2015 Thomas St., Houston, TX 77009), Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center, Sareen Clinic and Thomas Street at Quentin Mease Health Center. Each of the locations offer various rehabilitation services.

Our rehabilitation experts specialize in:

Physical Therapy – treats a person’s ability to move, reduce or manage pain, restore function and prevent disability.

  • Orthopedic – evaluates aches and pains through everyday tasks by improving mobility and restoring the body to its natural functional mobility. The treatment uses a combination of hands-on-treatment, education on diagnosis and recovery and exercise to strengthen muscles and joints.
    • Commonly treated conditions and diagnoses include:
      • Jaw pain
      • Headaches
      • Neck pain (chronic, whiplash, etc.)
      • Shoulder pain (Rotator cuff injuries, post-surgery, pain with overhead activities, dislocations, thoracic outlet syndrome, hand/arm numbness)
      • Back pain (chronic back pain, herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, fracture, stenosis, etc.)
      • Hip and Leg pain (ligamentous [ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL] injuries, patellofemoral pain, balance and gait, sports injuries)
      • Deconditioning post COVID-19 hospitalization
      • Available at Fournace Place, LBJ Hospital, Sareen Clinic, Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center and Thomas Street Health Center.
  • Neurologic – evaluates and treats patients with movement or functional problems caused by disease or injury of the nervous system.
    • Commonly treated conditions and diagnoses are:
      • Stroke
      • Traumatic brain injuries/concussions
      • Spinal cord injuries
      • Neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Guillain Barre syndrome and muscular dystrophy)
    • Available at Fournace Place, LBJ, Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center
  • Pelvic Health – treats problems related to your pelvic floor. Pelvic floor physical therapists are trained to determine the source of your problem and create a personalized plan to provide relief, improve your function as well as maximize quality of life.
    • Commonly treated conditions and diagnoses are:
      • Urinary and fecal incontinence
      • Pelvic organ prolapse
      • Pelvic pain
      • Sacroiliac dysfunction
      • Painful sex
      • Pregnancy and post-partum
      • Constipation
      • Available at Fournace Place and Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center
  • Vestibular – a vestibular physical therapist evaluates and diagnoses the cause of a patient’s dizziness or balance difficulties through clinical questions, observation and tests. Therapy visits will likely include head movements, light exercise, balance training and education.
    • Commonly treated conditions and diagnoses are:
      • Dizziness/vertigo
      • Imbalance
      • Motion sensitivity
      • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
      • Vestibular neuritis
      • Migraines
      • Meniere’s disease
      • Concussion and brain injury or stroke with dizziness
      • Available at Fournace Place and Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center
  • Occupational Therapy – focuses on everyday activities such as dressing, bathing, chores and hobbies.
    • Hand – specializes in treating upper extremity diagnoses involving the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand and in the fabrication of custom thermoplastic orthotics used to improve hand function, and/or range of motion post-injury. Most common diagnoses include post-operative upper extremity injuries, tendinopathy, burns, and nerve compression in the elbow, wrist or hand.
      • Available at Fournace Place
    • Neurologic – focuses on patients with neurological trauma to gain independence and decrease burden on family and caregivers through a variety of means.
      • Available at Fournace Place
  • Speech Therapy – involves treatment and training to help patients overcome speech, language, voice, swallowing and cognitive communication difficulties.
    • Commonly treats conditions of aphasia, apraxia, communications disorders, dysarthria, dysphagia, and voice disorders.
    • Available at Fournace Place
  • Lymphatic drainage – includes treating the lymphatic system and through manual drainage and compression therapy for oncology patients.
    • Available at Smith Clinic

Available Programs and Resources

Stroke of Hope Support Group is free and open to all stroke and brain injury survivors and their caregivers/families from the Houston area. It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to register for the group. 

  • English – meets the first Tuesday of every month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at 4800 Fournace Place, first floor
  • Spanish – meets the third Tuesday of every month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at 4800 Fournace Place, first floor

To learn more, call 713-873-3898.

Fit and Strong Together (FAST) is a 12-week program encouraging patients to make healthy lifestyle changes. The group meets twice per week to discuss topics ranging from healthy eating to exercise. To learn more, call 713-873-4645.

Exercise Videos – view various home exercise videos on Harris Health’s YouTube channel.

JumpStart Exercise Group is an eight (8) week group exercise program for patients with stroke and other neurologic diagnoses who are able to walk/stand independently or with supervision. This program does require a physical therapy referral and evaluation. It is offered once a week in the afternoon at 4800 Fournace Place, first floor. To learn more, call 713-873-3898.

For applicants interested in our orthopedic and neurologic residency programs, visit our residency program pages:

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency