Physical Therapy & Rehab

Empowering Meaningful Living for Our Community. As One.

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If you have suffered a serious injury or illness or have had surgery, you may need help to regain your strength, restore your function, or relearn how to perform daily activities like walking, talking and eating. South Shore Health's rehabilitation experts are ready to help you on your road to recovery. 

We offer a wide range of services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and exercise therapy. Our therapists provide care at locations across our Health System, including the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at South Shore Hospital, The Center for Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine and in your home.

We also offer a robust community exercise program, which can help alleviate symptoms stemming from chronic and acute issues. 

Conditions We Treat:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Hip and knee replacement (pre- and post-surgery) 
  • Balance disorders
  • Lymphedema
  • Spinal cord or brain injury
  • Pediatric congenital deformities 
  • Pediatric chromosomal/genetic conditions

Services We Offer:

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at South Shore Hospital offers services Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM, Friday from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

South Shore Hospital's pool offers services Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 AM – 7:45 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM, Fridays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

To schedule an appointment, please call central scheduling at 781-624-4090 or request an appointment online. 

Most rehabilitation is covered by insurance, however health plans may vary. Our office staff will assist you in determining your coverage.

A physician's prescription is needed for all rehab services. You may be referred by your primary care provider or by a specialist such as an orthopedist. Many insurance plans require a referral from your primary care provider as well.

Minimally, prescriptions must contain the following information: your name, specific diagnosis, and the service you need (for example, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy). 

A prescription may also include specific treatments your physician wishes you to have, as well as frequency and duration of treatment. Prescriptions presented at the time of your evaluation must be signed and dated within the past 30 days.

Referrals for physical therapy services in the pool must state "pool therapy" or "aquatic therapy."

Insurance plans vary and your case manager will help the therapist determine if the equipment you need will be covered. Otherwise a list of resources where you may borrow equipment will be provided to you. 

We do. Individuals or small groups can book a 45-minute personal training session with our exercise physiologists in a gym or pool setting. Days and times to fit your schedule. One session costs $40.

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