Jefferson Rehabilitation (Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy)

Whether you suffered an injury on the field, on the job or from some type of medical condition or event, our licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists are trained and certified to treat a wide variety of conditions—with a commitment to returning you to your full activity. Jefferson's skilled team of therapists will work closely with you and your referring physician to develop an individualized treatment plan that promotes healing and recovery in a supportive, caring environment.

Rehabilitation (Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy)

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) involves the evaluation and treatment of physical disabilities resulting from injuries or various medical conditions. Designed to improve physical strength, range of motion, daily living activities and functional ability, treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation, so our therapists can develop a personalized treatment for each patient. Throughout your recovery, you'll have a dedicated therapist who shares your goals and will help you reach them.

Outpatient Physical Therapy at Jefferson Health in New Jersey

Jefferson Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers treatments for the following conditions:

  • Athletic/sports-related injuries
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Spinal injury
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (back pain/herniated discs, bodily sprains, etc.)
  • Post-operative rehab
  • Neurological disorders (stroke, paralysis)
  • Balance disorders (via Vestibular Rehabilitation)
  • Wound care (diabetic ulcerations, venous/arterial insufficiencies)
  • Hand injury/disorders
  • Pelvic floor

Treatments may include a variety of exercises and activities customized to your individual needs, including therapeutic procedures, such as:

  • Manual therapy (hands-on mobilization of soft tissue)
  • Gait training and therapeutic exercise (range of motion, strengthening) and other treatments
  • Therapeutic modalities, such as traction, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and other pain-relieving modalities
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is an individualized, exercise-based program for reducing symptoms of dizziness and poor balance

Occupational Therapy

The goal of Occupational Therapy, or OT, is to improve or restore function so that you can participate in activities of daily living to the fullest extent possible. Our Occupational Therapists will help you learn new skills or adapt to a permanent loss so you can perform day-to-day tasks that are part of routine living—whether at work, home, school or within the community. OT is “therapy for daily living,” and focuses on using purposeful activities to restore, maximize and maintain function. The need for OT is often tied in to a traumatic injury, repetitive motion disorder, an orthopedic or neurological condition, or a recurring injury or illness.


Occupational Therapy is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Lymphedema (post-operative swelling of the upper and lower extremities)
  • Nerve injuries
  • Sprains/strains
  • Stroke
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Trauma of bones or joints
  • Upper body injuries and pain

Our Treatment Team

Jefferson's Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department offers the services of specially trained Occupational Therapists—including one with specialized training in Hand Therapy—who provide comprehensive care aimed at restoring and maximizing independence, preventing disability and maintaining health. OT strives to improve coordination, balance, cognitive skills, strength, and range of motion. Adaptations for disability are also addressed through compensation training and adaptive equipment. Jefferson Outpatient Occupational Therapy services focus on five performance areas to enable patients to participate in the meaningful activities of daily life: motor, sensory, cognitive, psychosocial, and social functioning.

At Magee Rehabilitation – Cherry Hill, the treatment team includes a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. The NCS designation demonstrates an advanced clinical knowledge and skills in treating individuals with neurologic injury, such as spinal cord injury.

Setting & Reaching Your Goals

Each OT patient at Jefferson undergoes a thorough evaluation and interview to assess their level of function and to establish a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific goals and needs. Each patient's treatment plan is closely supervised and re-evaluated every 30 days to ensure that the most effective modalities are utilized.

Outpatient Occupational Therapy treatments offered at Jefferson include:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) retraining (i.e., cooking, cleaning, toilet training)
  • Adaptive equipment assessments
  • Adult nerve sensory activities (congenital and post traumatic)
  • Coordination and maintaining balance (Parkinson’s disease, stroke, neurological disorders)
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • Ergonomic retraining
  • Functional training
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities: moist hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound, paraffin
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Therapeutic management to increase range of motion and strength

Specialty Services Offered at Various Locations

  • Aquatic Therapy – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • Hand Therapy – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization –  Jefferson Rehabilitation - Cherry Hill; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Stratford; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • LSVT LOUD – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • Lymphedema – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Cherry Hill; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Stratford; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • McKenzie Certification – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Cherry Hill; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Stratford; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • Pediatric Conditions – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Stratford
  • Return to Sports Testing – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • Vestibular Therapy –  Jefferson Rehabilitation - Cherry Hill; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Stratford; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township
  • Vital Stim – Jefferson Rehabilitation - Cherry Hill; Jefferson Rehabilitation - Washington Township