When you are recovering from an illness or injury, you want treatment from a trusted expert. The physicians, nurses, therapists, and medical psychologists at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Centers are continually adding to their specific areas of expertise through research, education, and clinical practice.

Browse the conditions below to learn more about how our team of clinical experts can help you Find the Power to Overcome™. Call (804) 764-1000 today to schedule an appointment.

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Amputation

If you are among the more than one million people in the United States who have had a limb amputated, you may be facing significant lifestyle changes.

Amputations can occur as a result of a number of conditions, including cancer, accident or poor circulation associated with diabetes. No matter what the cause, the professional guidance and support of trusted rehabilitation experts can help you in recovering and regaining your abilities safely and efficiently.

Learn more about our amputee therapy program below.
 

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Arthritis

While there is no cure for arthritis, our physical therapists can work with you on specific exercises and techniques for reducing pain and improving your ability to function. As with many conditions, maintaining a healthy, regular exercise regimen can also prove to be helpful in reducing the pain associated with arthritis. Sheltering Arms’ fitness centers, structured fitness classes and warm water therapeutic pool are options for beginning and maintaining this routine.

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Back Injury

Your back functions as the central link of a kinetic chain that includes the head, jaw, neck, upper back, shoulders and arms at one end and the legs and feet at the other. The back affects nearly every other part of the body, so even the slightest back pain can interrupt your daily activities.

There are many effective options for treating back pain and preventing its recurrence. The relief of this pain, however, depends in large part on its cause. Sheltering Arms offers an array of services to relieve back pain, typically beginning with the least intensive options, including activity modification and physical therapy. If pain persists, a specially trained Sheltering Arms physician may recommend and provide selective spinal injections. Surgery is typically the last option, used only when necessary.

Due to ongoing research that expands the understanding of spinal function and spinal injuries, our ability to provide successful treatment continues to improve. Our physical therapists, nurses, medical psychologists and physicians will work closely with you to relieve your back pain as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

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Balance/Vestibular Disorder

There are a number of conditions that may affect your balance and contribute to dizziness, vertigo, falls and further injury. It’s very important to understand the signs and symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder and to act quickly. Learn more about how our vestibular physical therapists can help you Find the Power to Overcome your balance disorder or disease!
 

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Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries vary in severity and the resulting effects can be equally diverse. A mild brain injury may result in a temporary lack of consciousness, while more severe injuries can cause short or long-term problems with independent function.

Just as the injuries themselves can vary greatly, so too can the impact they have on individuals and their families. Following a traumatic brain injury, the entire rehabilitation team plays an important role in helping you regain your abilities and independence to the greatest level possible.

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Concussion

If you suspect that you or someone you know has experienced a concussion, it is important to seek an assessment from a concussion expert immediately and manage the concussion through complete recovery. Recognizing a concussion can be challenging because the type, timing, and severity of symptoms can vary depending on the person and specific injury.

The Concussion Treatment Clinic at Sheltering Arms is dedicated to the management and treatment of concussions in adolescents and adults through use of a variety of innovative techniques and a combination of advanced technology only available at Sheltering Arms. Depending upon your specific symptoms, your treatment team may consist of a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, medical psychologist, and/or athletic trainer.

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COVID-19 (Post Therapy Treatment)

Have you or a loved one recently suffered from COVID-19? Know that Sheltering Arms is here to help you find the Power to Overcome the side effects of this horrible virus. Click the button below to learn more about our COVID-19 Recovery Program or to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment.
 

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Foot & Ankle Injury

The foot and ankle are amazingly complex, with many bones, joints, muscles and ligaments functioning together to bear your weight, help you balance and propel you as you walk, run or jump. Because of the many moving parts, foot and ankle injuries are common and can unfortunately impair your ability to do all of these things.

Common causes of foot and ankle pain include:

  • sprains/strains
  • ankle instability
  • plantar fasciitis
  • tendonitis and tendon repair
  • shin splints
  • arthritis

Physical therapists at Sheltering Arms have expertise in the intricate anatomy of the foot and ankle and can help relieve your pain. Your therapist will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to regain strength and range of motion, and get you back on your feet again as safely and efficiently as possible.

To schedule a physical therapy assessment to address your foot or ankle pain, call 804-764-1000.

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Hand Injury

You rely on the use of your hands, and any loss in function can have a significant impact on your daily life. Because the anatomy of the human hand is very intricate and delicate, hand injuries often require surgery. It is important that you work with a knowledgeable therapist to ensure the greatest possible gain in function following surgery.
The hand therapists at Sheltering Arms have advanced training and knowledge in both the process that surgeons use, as well as the most appropriate post-operative rehabilitation techniques.

If you have impairment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand call 804-764-1000 to schedule an assessment with a hand therapist at Sheltering Arms.

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Joint Replacement

Following joint replacement surgery, physical rehabilitation can play an important role in helping you decrease pain and increase range of motion. Depending on your unique needs, you may transition to a rehabilitation hospital to begin the recovery process after surgery, go home and receive home healthcare, or come to an outpatient therapy clinic for regular appointments.
Our skillful physical and occupational therapists work with many patients with joint replacements and understand the unique challenges of recovery following surgery. A physical therapist can help with exercises to strengthen the muscles around the joint and work on regaining motion in the new joint. An occupational therapist will work on safely mastering the motions necessary to live independently, such as bending and lifting. These clinicians, along with our physicians, provide insight and understanding about your situation and its effects on your daily life.

Following clinical therapy services, your therapists may recommend that you continue with an exercise program to maintain the positive effects of therapy. Click here to learn about the fitness and wellness services offered at Sheltering Arms, or call 804-764-1000 for more information about what service is most appropriate for you.

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Knee Injury

Your knee is a relatively simple joint that is required to perform the complicated job of providing mobility while bearing considerable amounts of weight. While walking, your knees will bear up to three to five times your body weight. While climbing stairs, the force can increase to seven times the weight.

A human knee sustains this force by a compact structure of bone and cartilage, supported by muscles and ligaments. When your knee is overstressed, these structures can break down and result in knee injury.

There is no quick cure for a knee injury, however, a physical therapist can help you restore maximum function, manage pain and prevent recurrent injuries. Your physical therapist will work on flexibility exercises and provide a home exercise program to continue the progress made during therapy.

Call 804-764-1000 to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist.

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Multiple Sclerosis

MS Therapy Multiple Sclerosis TreatmentMultiple Sclerosis (MS) is a painful disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS). MS affects millions of people across the world and can have many different symptoms all dependent on where the disease is targeting its attacks.

Because of this disease’s unpredictability and uncertainty, we offer a wide range of therapy treatments dedicated to helping you find the power to overcome the many symptoms of MS. Learn more about the MS therapies we offer by clicking the button below.
 

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Neck Injury

You use your neck to function in almost every daily activity, so it is understandable that if you are experiencing neck pain you want help immediately. Neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • muscle strain
  • neck sprain
  • arthritis
  • whiplash/whiplash associated disorders
  • herniated disc
  • cervical disc disease
  • cervical malalignment
  • postural dysfunctions

Physical therapy often proves to be the best treatment for neck pain, not only helping to relieve your symptoms, but also teaching proper posture and body mechanics for avoiding re-injury. Taking into account the nature and scope of your injury, your physical therapist will work to decrease your pain, strengthen the muscles of your neck and correct any postural deficits to better support the vertebrae in your neck.

Several Sheltering Arms physical therapists specialize in helping patients relieve neck pain. To schedule an appointment with one of these trusted experts, call 804-764-1000.

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Neurological Conditions

Neurological conditions affect the brain, nerves and spinal cord. These components of the nervous system can be damaged by a number of factors, including trauma, degeneration and infections.

Learn more about all the conditions we treat and our neurological physical therapy programs.
 

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Parkinson's Disease

Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, treatment is flexible and varies according to the stage of the disease. Physical therapists can work with you on flexibility, balance and muscle strength and control; Occupational therapists can help you retrain the way you approach activities of daily living; While speech therapists can aid in any speech or swallowing problems that may occur.

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Are you or a loved one experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction or pain in your pelvic or genital regions? Whether you are experiencing bowel issues or urinary continence, we are confident that our team of pelvic health experts can help you find the Power to Overcome.

Learn more about how our pelvic health programs can help you below.
 

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Post Polio Syndrome

Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors ten to forty years after recovery. PPS is a very slow progressing condition, marked by long periods of stability and caused by the death of individual nerve terminals in the motor units that remain after the initial polio attack.

Symptoms include:

  • musculoskeletal pain
  • increased fatigue
  • weakness
  • declining function
  • difficulty recovering from a fall

Physical therapists can work with you on flexibility, balance and muscle strength and control.  The therapy aims to limit and slow the effects of PPS and reduce the risk for falls. Physicians work closely with the therapists to oversee progress and make recommendations for further care. Medical psychology may also be helpful with emotional adjustment to the life changes you are facing as a result of PPS.

To schedule an assessment with a Sheltering Arms physician, medical psychologist or therapist, call 804-764-1000.

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Shoulder Injury

The function of the shoulder offers the most range of motion of any joint system in the body. However, this great range of motion makes the shoulder very unstable. It is easy to disrupt the soft tissue in the joint, resulting in sprain, strain or dislocation.

Several physical therapists at Sheltering Arms specialize in treatment of the shoulder, helping you restore maximum function, manage pain and prevent recurrent injuries. They also work on flexibility exercises and provide home exercise programs to continue the progress made during therapy. Their goal is to help you return to the activities you love as safely as possible.

To schedule an assessment with a physical therapist, call 804-764-1000.

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Speech Conditions

Speech is one of the primary ways that humans communicate with our environment. Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and range from impairment of articulation, sounds, fluency or voice to cognitive issues that can impact your ability to understand the use of spoken and written language. These cognitive issues may also impair safety and judgment in activities of daily living.

Communication difficulties can be caused by a number of conditions, including neurological disorders, brain injury and stroke. Dysarthria (poorly articulated speech), aphasia (impaired expression or comprehension of written or spoken language) and apraxia (motor planning difficulties) are some of the most common speech and communication problems.

The best treatment for a speech, language or cognitive-communication disorder is early intervention by a speech-language pathologist. Learn more about our Speech & Language Therapy Program by clicking the button below.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Bon Air ZeroG Patient and StaffSpinal cord injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord, and the level of the injury dictates its impact on your body’s functioning. Once the initial injury has healed, effective rehabilitation can help you learn skills to live independently with any remaining disability.

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Sports Injury

Injured athlete sports therapy treatmentWhen you commit yourself to a sport you always run the risk of injury. When injury strikes, Sheltering Arms is here for you. No matter the sport or your injury, count on us to get you back to peak performance.

Learn more about our sports physical therapy centers and how we can help you recover from your injuries.

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Stroke

We offer a broad range of services to help you and your family, including the most up to date equipment available in the field of physical rehabilitation and therapists with extensive training and expertise in helping people regain function and independence following a stroke. Our team of physicians, therapists, nurses and medical psychologists will work with you to understand your lifestyle and recovery goals to develop a treatment plan based on your needs.

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Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing comes naturally to most people, but if you are experiencing dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) it can not only be frustrating, but lead to further medical problems as well.

Dysphagia can result from medical conditions such as stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other neurological impairments that directly affect your body’s swallowing mechanisms.

Symptoms include:

  • holding food or liquid in the mouth
  • difficulty initiating a swallow
  • coughing or choking while eating or drinking
  • a wet sounding voice after eating or drinking
  • unexplained fever and/or respiratory problems

Speech-language pathologists at Sheltering Arms specialize in diagnosing and treating swallowing disorders, which can result in a greatly improved quality of life.

One of the advanced techniques they use is VitalStim®. This neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy is approved by the FDA and uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles used for swallowing. The repetition of the electrical currents and training sessions with a skilled speech-language pathologist help to re-educate the muscles to begin swallowing again.

For more information about VitalStim®, visit www.vitalstim.com.

To speak with someone regarding therapy at Sheltering Arms and if it can help you, call 804-764-1000.

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TMJ Disorders

Does your jaw hurt when you chew or when you open and close your mouth? Do you have frequent earaches or headaches? You may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD. Find out more about our TMJ physical therapy services by clicking the button below.

Don’t suffer unnecessarily. Call 804-764-1000 to schedule an evaluation with a knowledgeable therapist.

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Traumatic Injury

A traumatic injury can happen in an instant. Just as the injuries themselves can differ greatly, so too can the longer lasting impact they have on individuals and their families. If you are dealing with the effects of a traumatic injury, it is important to select a rehabilitation provider that is focused on your unique situation, needs and recovery goals.

At Sheltering Arms, we use a comprehensive approach to helping you regain your abilities and independence to the greatest level possible.

A physical therapist will work with you on muscle strength and flexibility, while an occupational therapist can help with essential activities, such as grooming, bathing, dressing and using the bathroom. A speech-language pathologist will evaluate your abilities to express yourself and understand others, and when necessary, will also address swallowing issues.

Medical psychology can be very beneficial following a traumatic injury, helping with behavior and emotional adjustment. In the hospital setting, physicians, nurses and case managers oversee the rehabilitation process, ensuring medical stability and coordinated care, and making recommendations for next steps following inpatient rehabilitation.

Call 804-764-1000 today to talk with someone who can link you with the services that are best suited for you.

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Vision Difficulty

Low vision can be caused by many conditions, such as:

  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • MS
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma

In the Sheltering Arms low vision program, occupational therapists can offer helpful suggestions for optimizing your home environment and household and work tasks to make the best use of the vision you have. They will address things such as lighting, labeling and marking, organization, safety and functional assessments, and other custom task adjustments.

If you have a problem with any of the following, low vision therapy may help. Schedule an assessment today!

  • Reading labels or mail
  • Setting dials on an oven or thermostat
  • Measuring or pouring liquids
  • Filling out forms

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Women's Health

Whether you are experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, pain related to pregnancy, incontinence, or suffering from other common women’s health issues, count on Sheltering Arms to help you find the Power to Overcome.

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Work Injury & Workers' Compensation

Have you or an employee of yours been injured on the job? If so, read more about how our industrial rehabilitation program can help. Click the button below to get more details about our work hardening & work conditioning sessions, pre-employment screenings, functional capacity evaluations and impairment rating estimate capabilities.
 

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