Speech Therapy works to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat patients from birth through to adulthood. Speech Therapists teach patients skills designed to restore the ability to communicate, either in a normal or assisted manner. Treatments by speech therapists may include speech disorders (mis-articulation of sounds or stuttering), difficulty with voice and resonance, social communication, cognitive-communication disorders (organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and problem-solving), and swallowing disorders. These disorders may be congenital or acquired from neurological disorder, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia. Our speech therapist is able to complete a Modified Barium Swallow Study, or MBS. This test is an x-ray of the swallowing mechanism to assess disorders of the oral and pharyngeal phases of the swallow, and to assist in development of compensatory techniques to decrease swallowing difficulties.
Summersville Regional Medical Center offers quality outpatient rehabilitation services, including physical therapy and speech therapy. Our highly trained speech therapist, our three physical therapists, and two physical therapy assistants are experienced in working with a wide variety of diagnoses for all age groups. The rehabilitation staff is an integral part of Summersville Regional Medical Center’s healthcare team. We strive to provide exceptional therapy care and to meet the functional needs of each patient by designing a care plan specific to the patient. Our team of experienced professionals delivers services in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Rehabilitation services are provided by our speech therapist, physical therapist, and two physical therapy assistants, each passionate about helping individuals recover from illness or injury in order to achieve their optimal level of function and wellbeing.
In order to make therapy as accessible as possible, we accept most major insurance providers and referrals from your physician.
Our teams of qualified and skilled physicians provide a personalized experience in a caring and comfortable environment to enhance the quality of life of our patients. Utilizing the latest medical technologies and treatments, our staff are committed to delivering convenient and valuable services to meet the needs of the community.