Outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Irving, Texas

The outpatient rehabilitation clinic at Medical City Las Colinas offers physical, speech and occupational therapy.

The rehabilitation team is a dedicated group of professionals who works closely with patients and their family members to establish individualized care plans. The ultimate goal is to improve patients' quality of life by helping them reach personal independence.

To learn more about the rehabilitation clinic, please call (972) 969-2010. For physical and speech therapy information, call (972) 969-2140.

Physical therapy

The physical therapy team specializes in a wide variety of injuries and conditions for patients ranging in age from teens to seniors. Physical therapists treat movement dysfunctions through the use of therapeutic exercises, functional activities and manual therapy.

Our outpatient physical therapy services consist of:

  • Acute and chronic orthopedic injuries and conditions
  • Spine care—neck and back pain
  • Pre- and postsurgical interventions
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Back pain related to pregnancy
  • Balance/coordination deficits
  • Dry needling
  • Total joint replacement rehabilitation
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Neurological impairments and neuromuscular re-education
  • Chronic pain

Prenatal and postpartum therapy

Pregnancy and delivery bring extraordinary changes to the body. Physical therapy is an essential part of your prenatal care by providing additional support for your labor and delivery journey. Before your baby's arrival, physical therapy can help with conditions such as pubic symphysis dysfunction, sacroiliac dysfunction, and coccydynia, as well as pain in the back, pelvic girdle, neck and hip.

Postpartum muscle weakness, if not addressed, can lead to hernia, diastasis recti, incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain and back pain. After your baby arrives, with the assistance of our physical therapists, new mothers are encouraged to specialize in therapy for back pain which will persist after delivery, weakened stomach muscles and pain in the pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor dysfunction

The pelvic floor is between the pubic bone in front and tailbone in the back. It is richly meshed with several small muscles, nerves, and other soft tissues. These structures form a sling that supports abdominal and pelvic organs — primarily the bladder, uterus, and bowel.

Women and men may experience pelvic pain for a number of reasons. These pain syndromes are often separated into three categories:

  • Myofascial (muscle and fascia) — muscles of the pelvic floor can be tense, weak, shortened, or uncoordinated. Scars and fascia tightness may contribute to pain.
  • Organ related — the origin of pain is primarily from an organ: vulva, bladder, bowels, or uterus. Common medical diagnoses are vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, endometriosis, irritable bowel, or menstrual pain.
  • Nerve related — pudendal neuralgia is sometimes called “the carpal tunnel syndrome of the pelvic floor.” It is caused by the compression of the pudendal nerve and can cause perineal or rectal pain. Injuries during childbirth, prolonged downward pressure on the pelvic floor, and/or prolonged sitting and bicycling are common causes of pudendal neuralgia.

Physical therapy targets the neurological and musculoskeletal components of the pelvic floor. Treatment is directed towards relieving pain and tension and may include: therapeutic exercise, dry needling, manual therapy, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and/or exercise.

Speech therapy

The speech therapy team specializes in treating speech, language, dysphagia (swallowing), voice and cognitive disorders. Speech-language pathologists create care plans that may include education, strategies and exercises to address any deficits.

We specialize in:

  • Modified barium swallow studies, followed by diet modification and swallowing strategies as needed
  • Swallowing and feeding therapy
  • Expressive and receptive language therapy
  • Cognitive therapy for memory and communication deficits
  • Speech therapy for articulation and oral motor deficits
  • Voice therapy

Occupational therapy

We collaborate with patients to develop plans that improve function and enable participation in activities of daily living. The occupational therapist performs skilled assessments of muscle strength, range of motion, sensation and coordination of extremities, prior to implementation of each treatment plan.

Outpatient occupational therapy provides the following services:

  • Safety education/modification for home and work activities
  • Neuromuscular re-education to facilitate movement to the upper body after a stroke or other neurological disorder, such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre
  • Postoperative treatment of most upper body injuries
  • Strengthening exercises (including education for home exercise plans)
  • Visual skills retraining
  • Patient and family education
  • Referrals for additional services

Referral process

Physical therapy and speech therapy can be scheduled by the patient. Patients can call or visit the clinic if they have a referral in hand or their physician has faxed the referral.

Scheduling for modified barium swallowing studies is done through Central Scheduling. Patients can call Central Scheduling at (972) 969-2105 to schedule if they have a referral in hand or their physician has faxed their referral.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation at Medical City Healthcare

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

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