Rehabilitation services in Nashville and Bowling Green

Rehabilitation programs available through the TriStar Health family of hospitals can help you overcome the effects of an illness, injury or surgery. Our rehabilitation centers across Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky provide a nurturing environment for your recovery. This supportive setting is designed to help you achieve the best possible outcomes through therapy and rehab.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

Comprehensive rehabilitation programs

Our mission is to help you get back to living your life. To do that, our rehab programs combine physical, occupational, speech and neurotherapy. We can also help you and your loved ones manage care at home.

Our physical therapy and rehab services include:

  • Amputee rehabilitation
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Balance and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy
  • Industrial rehabilitation (functional capacity evaluations)
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Myofascial release therapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cancer-related (oncology) rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Pelvic and incontinence physical therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech pathology and therapy
  • Spine injury and spine surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Wheelchair evaluations
  • Wound care therapy

Physical therapy

Physical therapy aims to enhance and restore function and quality of life. To reach that goal, our therapists will help you regain movement and flexibility.

Physical therapists assess and treat patients with:

Physical therapists will test your muscular strength, endurance, balance and joint mobility. They may also perform manual therapy, such as joint mobilization and therapeutic massage. Moreover, to ensure your full recovery, we provide personalized home exercise and safety programs.

Specialized therapy for specific disorders

Physical therapy is an essential part of treating pain and/or movement dysfunction caused by disability or disease. Through proper evaluation and treatment, therapy can minimize pain and maximize functional potential. Physical therapists also educate patients about injury prevention and personal fitness.

We customize physical therapy to meet each patient's unique needs. We also provide specialized attention to help with:

  • Geriatric disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Postoperative orthopedic care

Rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery

We offer inpatient and outpatient physical therapy programs following joint replacement surgery. We can tailor therapy to help you maintain independence and get the best possible range of motion after surgery.

Some common joint surgeries we provide rehab for are:

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy enables people to return to their day-to-day activities. This includes everything from helping children with disabilities take part in school and playtime to empowering adults to regain their independence.

Occupational therapists assess and treat:

  • Bone, joint and soft tissue disorders
  • Hand/upper extremity weakness or injuries
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pediatric developmental challenges and neurological disorders

This type of therapy incorporates therapeutic exercise, daily living activities and cognitive training. Our occupational services include:

  • Assessment of living and/or working environment and adaptation recommendations
  • Energy conservation and work simplification techniques to improve endurance
  • Hand and upper extremity therapy for traumatic and repetitive injuries
  • Sensory integrative therapy
  • Therapy to improve motor skills and communication skills
  • Vocational and life management skill development

Speech therapy

Speech therapy helps patients with speech and language disorders. It may also be used following illnesses or injuries that affect language and/or swallowing skills. Speech therapists help with conditions such as:

  • Communicative disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Language delay
  • Physical disabilities
  • Voice disorders

Speech therapists work with people of all ages to help them regain or develop these skills. Speech therapists may use:

  • Electrical impulse therapy (therapy using small, electrical impulses to help strengthen the swallowing muscles)
  • Language and cognitive retraining
  • Video fluoroscopic swallow studies (imaging studies using X-rays to evaluate how well a patient swallows)


Neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy (seizure disorders), affect cognitive function and mobility. We customize our physical, speech and occupational therapy programs to meet the unique challenges of these conditions. For example, stroke recovery focuses on swallowing, speech, cognition and other areas as needed by each patient.

Pediatric therapy and rehabilitation

Our pediatric therapists have extensive experience and training to care for children. These physical, occupational and speech therapists create individualized pediatric rehabilitation programs for infants and children of all ages.

Our pediatric therapists help patients with orthopedic, developmental and neurological diagnoses, including:

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome and other developmental delays
  • Prematurity
  • Spina bifida

We administer physical, speech and occupational therapies in an outpatient setting. Play is incorporated into most treatments, which helps maintain a child's interest.

Therapy referrals and appointments

A physician's referral is needed for rehab services. If you believe you may benefit from our therapy programs, talk to your doctor. Your physician can conduct a medical evaluation and determine if therapy is needed.

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