Rehabilitation therapy

At UCHealth, you’ll find one of the most respected rehabilitation therapy programs in the Rocky Mountain region.

Whether you’re rehabilitating from injury, recovering from stroke, or living with health conditions like arthritis, we’ll draw on proven therapies to help you reach your highest potential.

At multiple UCHealth facilities, rehab specialists develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. Our patients benefit from the latest research, therapy techniques, and advanced technology and equipment provided in a supportive and caring environment.

Inpatient and outpatient services

Inpatient rehabilitation is available for patients whose needs are best met in a hospital setting.

We offer post-op therapy and a full range of outpatient therapy options, all designed to help you regain mobility and achieve lasting independence. Our services include:

Specialized rehabilitation services

Patients with specific conditions, such as strokespine disorderscancer or lymphedema, have access to specialized rehabilitation services. We also help individuals who’ve had joint replacement surgery to regain mobility and return to regular activities.

UCHealth’s lymphedema management program

Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling that can happen anywhere in the body. Most often it affects an arm or leg, but it can also occur in the face, neck, abdomen, genitals and trunk. Lymphedema is considered a chronic condition, but with appropriate treatment, symptoms can be controlled and individuals can continue to lead healthy active lives.

At UCHealth, we have over 30 lymphedema therapists who understand and specialize in treating this condition. Our therapists have completed the required 135 hours of training to achieve a special recognition that makes them Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLT).

Our management program provides:

  • Evaluation. Provided by a physical or occupational therapist specializing in the management of lymphedema. Each therapist has completed a 135-hour lymphedema certification course.
  • Treatment. Consists of manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, exercise, awareness of skin and nail care, and self-care management techniques. The first few weeks of therapy will be more frequent, often daily. Once your swelling is under control and you have learned self-management techniques your therapy will taper down.
  • Follow up. When the body part has reduced in size, we will measure you for an appropriate compression garment to keep the swelling under control. You will also learn how to manage this condition independently to continue to live a full and active life.
Center of Excellence badge for lymphedema
Our Lymphedema program is recognized as a Center of Excellence through the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN).

Concussion Assessment Clinics

In the Colorado Springs area, Concussion Assessment Clinics (CAC) work closely with your primary care team to bring expert comprehensive concussion assessment, treatment and management. The CAC individualizes your recovery through adaptive care, ranging from recommendations for accommodations to transitioning back to normal school and work activities.

Children’s therapy services

UCHealth also offers therapy services for children with developmental needs, from evaluation, testing, and consultation to treatment. We care for children from birth through teens.

Individualized exercise programs

You don’t need an injury or health condition to benefit from our expertise. Customized exercise and conditioning programs are available for individuals who:

  • Don’t need physical therapy, but would benefit from participating in a guided exercise program.
  • Are interested in improving their overall fitness, but do not feel comfortable at a community health club or pool.
  • Have completed physical therapy and need to continue exercising to prevent further injury.