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Outpatient Rehab Services

St. Mary’s Rehabilitative Services at Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to improving quality of life by reducing pain and maximizing the functionality of patients with disabilities or injuries through comprehensive, individualized care. Outpatient rehab provides more focus on individuals returning to their prior level of function and independence for work or play after surgery, illness, incident/accident, period of pain, or episode of decline.

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital offers the latest in state-of-the-art technology, including the area’s only Anodyne Therapy System to treat pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis and more.

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital’s rehabilitation team practices a comprehensive team approach to therapy; utilizing education for patient’s and caregivers, paired with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology, when appropriate. St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital’s highly trained rehabilitative staff work with patients to evaluate pain levels and create, implement and track progress of personalized therapy plans.

Typical diagnoses and/or treatments referred to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital’s Rehabilitative Services include:

Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) device fitting/programming Incontinence/pelvic pain Spinal disorders
Anodyne Therapy Joint replacements Stroke
Back/Neck Pain Learning disorders Syndromes (Craniofacial/Cleft Palate, Autism, Fragile X, Downs and more)
Cognitive testing/treatment Modality and device fitting (Fluido and Paraffin) Torticollis
Developmental disorders Modified barium swallows (all ages) Trach care and speech valve placement line
Dysfluency Neurological disorders (Parkinson’s disease, brain injuries) Vertigo/vestibular testing/treatment
Feeding/swallowing disorders Neurological visual field deficits Voice and resonance abnormalities
General medical conditions with motor deficits Return to work planning Wheelchair seating evaluation
General orthopedic disorders (sprains, fractures, surgical repairs) Sensory integration disorders
Hand injuries


Physical Therapy

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital’s physical therapy team will help any patient, from birth to older adult, with functional mobility and/or soft tissue pain limitation. This department, which abides by American Physical Therapy Association standards, offers modalities including therapeutic exercise and manual therapy to reduce pain and improve functionality.

Your pain or physical limitations do not have to become your way of life. St. Mary’s philosophy is to assess your limitations, evaluate your abilities and work with you to reach your maximum potential.

St. Mary’s licensed physical therapists use special programs to help patients progress, including vestibular rehabilitation to regain balance, and Anodyne therapy to treat pain. Each physical therapist on staff has a minimum of the following qualifications:

  • Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited University
  • Continuing education courses
  • Georgia State licensure

Physical therapy is often used in conjunction with occupational therapy and speech therapy to treat gross motor skills along with fine motor skills and oral motor movements. Our therapists will work with you to determine the most appropriate rehabilitation plan. A physician’s referral is required for rehabilitative treatment. Please call St. Mary’s Outpatient Rehab for more information at 706.453.5088.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is most commonly seen as treatment for activities of daily living involving dexterity, cognition and achievement of life skills appropriate for each patient. Therapists work closely with patients to educate, maximize independence, maintain health and obtain adaptive equipment necessary to help with everyday skills.

Each Occupational Therapist on staff at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital has the following credentials:

  • A Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited University
  • Continuing education
  • Georgia State licensure

Patients of any age experiencing delays in fine motor, perceptual, or visual skills, attention, motor planning, organization, activities of daily living and or other physical impairments may benefit from working with an occupational therapist.

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech language therapy rounds out the comprehensive team approach to rehabilitation. St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital’s specialized, licensed speech language pathologists help patients from pediatrics to geriatrics, regain and improve communication and swallowing skills. Using a variety of oral-neuromuscular and cognitive-linguistic treatments, pathologists treat aphasia, articulation, voice disorders, stuttering and swallowing disorders.

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital’s Speech and Language Therapists effectively treat patients of all ages and specialize in pediatrics and adults. The following credentials are required:

  • Graduate degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited university.
  • Clinical Certificate of Competence (CCC) through the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Continuing education
  • Georgia state licensure

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital speech therapists use cutting edge technology for the reactivation of oral facial muscles to improve swallowing function through electrical stimulation and biofeedback. In addition, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital’s therapy team brings years of skilled care in evaluation and treatment for all kinds of speech, cognitive, processing and language issues.

For questions regarding Rehabilitation Services at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, please call 706.453.5088.