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The world-class rehabilitation services at Inova include the breadth of acute inpatient care and extensive outpatient programs. Residents of Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the entire mid-Atlantic region depend on our rehabilitation specialists to help reclaim independent, active lives after an accident, injury or illness. We provide expert care in the following areas:

Amputee Rehabilitation Program (Outpatient)

Getting you, or your loved one, back to daily life following limb amputation is the goal of Inova amputee rehabilitation programs, available at several hospitals. Our interdisciplinary team offers care, compassion and an advanced approach to working with the physical, psychosocial and daily living needs of those affected by the loss of a limb.

Aquatic Therapy

Inova Physical Therapy Center in Woodbridge and Inova Loudoun Hospital's Leesburg location offer aquatic (pool) therapy to assist in healing and exercise performance.

Aquatic therapy can be especially beneficial because the buoyancy of the water assists in supporting the weight of the patient and decreasing the amount of stress on the joints. The warm water can also relax muscles and increase blood flow to injured areas.

Augmentative Communication Program (Outpatient)

Clinicians at Inova Rehabilitation Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital evaluate clients who are unable to communicate effectively and efficiently through speech, writing and/or non-verbal means. We then determine whether he or she may be a candidate for a high-tech communication system.

Beating Osteoporosis Now with Exercise and Education (BONE)

BONE is a comprehensive treatment approach for individuals who are at risk or already diagnosed with osteoporosis in order to educate patients on how to minimize the risk of the next fracture.

The program consists of two to six individualized sessions which include an evaluation, education on osteopenia/osteoporosis, exercises, proper body mechanics for activities of daily living, and education on safe exercises and activities to do at home or at the gym.

Brain Injury Program (Inpatient)

The Brain Injury Program housed at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital offers comprehensive, individualized inpatient rehabilitation services for children, adolescents and adults with acquired brain injury. Our physical, occupational, speech, recreational and respiratory therapists, as well as neuropsychology, social worker, rehabilitation nurse and case managers, join together to meet the complex physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of brain injury patients and their loved ones.

Bridge Program (Recovering from Acquired Brain Injury)

The Bridge Program at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital offers day treatment for those recovering from acquired brain injury. Treatment provides a structured setting for renegotiating independence and community living skills following a life-changing neurological incident. Our professionals designed this unique program to "bridge" the gap between hospitalization and the multiple services and agencies available within the community. The program combines group and individual therapies, with group therapy being the primary way clients work on their life-management skills. The Bridge Program offers a fully individualized approach to treatment, built around the client's unique needs and rate of improvement.

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer rehabilitation services are available at all Inova hospitals: Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital. See location information

Inova Alexandria Hospital offers a specialized therapy program to address functional mobility and endurance issues among cancer survivors. Learn more

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital offers multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation care. To achieve this elite status, our clinicians and therapists successfully completed a rigorous course of evidence-based training in oncology rehabilitation. Learn more

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital's Rehabilitation Center works closely to coordinate continued active treatment with chemotherapy while the patient receives rehabilitation at the hospital. Learn more

Rehabilitation for breast cancer patients. Inova Fairfax Hospital Rehabilitation Center has a comprehensive breast cancer rehabilitation program, including treatment for musculoskeletal dysfunction that can occur after breast surgery, and rehab for lung, head and neck cancer.

For women with lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, certified lymphedema therapists provide treatment at the rehabilitation centers at Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital medical campuses, as well as some Inova Physical Therapy Center locations. 

Pediatric rehabilitation is available at Inova Children's Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital. Learn more

Homecare, Assisted Living and Long Term Care

Inova offers a full range of homecare services through Inova Home Health. Other options include individually tailored short- and long-term rehabilitation programs at Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Cardiac Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute's Cardiac Rehabilitation program offers medically supervised exercise and education for adults with heart disease.

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Comprehensive Community Mobility Evaluation (CCME)

It's natural to feel uncertain about returning to your regular routine or driving your vehicle after a serious illness or injury. Inova Rehabilitation Center's Comprehensive Community Mobility Evaluation (CCME) helps determine you, or your loved one’s, readiness to get behind the wheel or use public transportation. We use a driving simulator to help evaluate your ability to drive. If you use transit, we assess your readiness. All evaluations are performed one on one in a safe, clinical setting.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling (DN) is a treatment technique that utilizes thin, solid filament needles designed to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying neural, muscular and connective tissues. Dry Needling evokes a healing response in painful neuromusculoskeletal conditions and improves movement impairments.

Patients with the following symptoms may benefit from Dry Needling:

  • Neck pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Tendinitis/-nosis
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Knee pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low-back pain
  • Si joint dysfunction
  • Plantar faciitis
  • Headache
  • Chronic pain
  • Decreased mobility

How Does It Work?

When a needle tip hits a trigger point, a characteristic local twitch response (LTR) in the muscle is noted by the clinician and the patient. This local twitch response is involuntary. It has been shown that the elicitation of local twitch responses is one of the important aspects in obtaining a successful therapeutic outcome for trigger point deactivation. Dry Needling may mechanically disrupt the contracted nature of the trigger point.

Is Dry Needling Similar to Acupuncture?

Dry Needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions. Acupuncture is based on a ‘meridian map’ and the needle only penetrates the skin, whereas dry needling is based on the anatomic map and penetrates into muscle. Dry Needling is not acupuncture or Oriental Medicine; that is, it does not have the purpose

Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)

EECP is a non-invasive procedure that can reduce the symptoms of angina and improve heart function. It benefits patients who have chronic angina but are not candidates for surgery or other invasive procedures. It also may benefit some individuals with heart failure. The treatment involves the application of pressure cuffs around the hips, thighs and calves and inflating these cuffs during the rest cycle of the heartbeat.

General Rehabilitation Program (Inpatient)

This specialized inpatient program is located at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital's Rehabilitation Center. The program is custom tailored care for those with Guillian Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis (MS), amputations, multiple fractures or severe deconditioning due to extended illness or injury. The multifaceted approach combines:

  • individual therapy sessions
  • family training/participation
  • group treatment

Our interdisciplinary therapy experts aim for patient self-reliance and the highest functionality possible when returning to family and community.

Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is specialized therapy for injuries, surgeries or problems related to the upper extremities. Therapy is available for tendon and nerve injuries, fractures and crush injuries, sprains, strains, carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries, amputations, wounds and other diagnoses.

Inova Home Health

Inova Home Health is the leading home care agency in Northern Virginia and brings quality, skilled and coordinated healthcare services directly to you in the comfort of your home.

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Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

If health issues or family circumstances have made it necessary to consider a transition to a nursing facility (for yourself or a family member), Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ILNRC) can help.

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Lymphedema Therapy: Treatment Locations

Certified lymphedema therapists provide treatment at numerous Inova locations, including:

Inova Hospital-Based Rehab Locations

Outpatient P.T. Centers

What Is Lymphedema?

The lymphatic system absorbs the fluid that normally collects in the tissues throughout the body and returns the fluid back into the blood. Changes in the lymphatic system may cause a back-up of fluid in the system, leading to fluid collection in the tissues. This type of fluid collection is swelling or lymphedema. Lymphedema can occur anywhere in the body where there has been a change in the normal lymphatic flow, including the hand, arm, chest wall, breast or back.

Why Are Women Treated for Breast Cancer at Risk for Lymphedema?

Lymphedema occurs in a small number of women following treatment for breast cancer. It can be caused when tiny lymphatic vessels are damaged or cut during surgery or from scarring of the lymphatic channels during healing or radiation therapy.

Lymphedema may occur soon after therapy for breast cancer treatment or not until many years later. Sometimes swelling of the arm occurs immediately after auxiliary node dissection. Lymphedema therapy can be helpful if swelling remains longer than you and your surgeon feel is normal.

What Treatment Is Available?

If you have lymphedema, consider seeing a therapist trained in treating lymphedema. There are effective, time-efficient treatments available to help you. The best treatment programs use exercise, manual lymphatic drainage (a special massage technique), skin care and compression bandages as part of the treatment plan to reduce swelling. The compression bandages provide therapeutic pressure and are worn mostly at night and during exercise.

Inova services cover a full continuum of lymphedema care, from consultation, evaluation and treatment to lifelong follow-up as needed. Additional services at select locations include lymphedema support group referral, regular education classes for the community and an in-service educational resource center.

 

Massage Therapy

Inova Physical Therapy Centers offer medical massage therapy by licensed therapists with a special interest and experience in treating disease, assisting in recovery from injury, and decreasing pain from chronic conditions.

A variety of massage techniques are available to provide a customized approach to a patient's needs. (Please note: available massage therapy techniques vary by location.)

Meet Our Medical Massage Therapists

  • Mary McAfee Faught, LMT, CLT
  • Megan McKenna, PTA, CMT, CLT
  • James Park, LMT, OMD, ND

Massage Techniques

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is the application of sustained, gentle pressure and movement into the fascial system to ease pain and discomfort. This therapy is especially effective in relieving cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain and headaches.

Neuromuscular Therapy

This comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system by locating and releasing spasms. Trigger points are eliminated, decreasing pain and helping to strengthen injured tissues, improving blood flow and restoring proper alignment.

Sports Massage

Sports massage enhances athletic performance and recovery and is effective used before or after an athletic event, or to treat an injury. Pre-event massage is stimulating to get the blood moving and muscles warmed up. Post-event massage helps calm the nervous system, flushes toxins and waste out of the body and can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training sooner than rest alone would allow. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.

Trigger Point Myotherapy

A noninvasive therapeutic modality that relieves and controls myofascial pain and dysfunction with trigger point compression, massage, passive stretching and corrective exercises.

BRT Tapping Therapy

BRT tapping therapy is a form of acupressure that helps unlock the body's own healing qualities through a series of low-impact tapping techniques. BRT promotes the flow of vital energy and increases blood circulation to help with healing from many illnesses, aches, strains, chronic pains, and spinal injuries.

Tui na

Tui na (pronounced t-weigh na) is an ancient Chinese system of manual therapeutic hand movements, including pushing, lifting and squeezing techniques, to regulate the circulation of blood and qi (vital energy). Tui na helps facilitate healing and enhances resistance to disease.

Reflexology

Reflexology, sometimes referred to as zone therapy, involves application of pressure to specific areas in the foot, hands and ears that correspond to other parts of the body therapy. Reflexology stimulates the body's organs and relieves congestion, resulting in reduced pain and increased relaxation and circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. Reflexology is especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders and is convenient when an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is the application of pressure similar to acupressure that helps unblock the flow of life energy and restores balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. Using pressure with the finger, thumb, palm, elbow or knee, the treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and disorder.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a vigorous system of five basic strokes – kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive and tapping movements with the hands – to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to energize and stimulate circulation. Oil or lotion may be applied to reduce friction of the skin. The benefits of Swedish massage are numerous, including generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

Acupressure

Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. In the process, muscular tension is released and the body's life force (known as qi or chi) circulates more freely to aid healing. Acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, eye strain, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches, tension due to stress, ulcer pain, menstrual cramps, lower backaches, constipation, and indigestion.

Deep Tissue Massage

Massage to the deep tissues and muscles affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia to help with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation. Deep tissue massage can reduce inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

Prenatal and Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage can reduce pregnancy discomforts and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled, appropriate touch may facilitate and shorten labor and ease pain and anxiety. Specialized postpartum techniques balance structure, physiology and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant.

Neurological Rehabilitation Program (Outpatient)

Neurological rehabilitation is available at Inova Mount Vernon, Inova Fair Oaks, Inova Alexandria and Inova Fairfax hospitals, as well as at Inova Physical Therapy Centers.

Neurological rehabilitation helps achieve day-to-day functioning and independence for patients affected by stroke, brain injury, spinal cord or neuromuscular disease.

At the Inova Mount Vernon Neurological Rehabilitation Program, the clinic houses a fitness center, private testing/treatment rooms, a vision training area and a fully equipped kitchen. Our interdisciplinary treatment team includes specialists committed to treating the physical, psychosocial, cognitive, perceptual and visual deficits associated with neurological dysfunction.

The Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitative Care Department now offers Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG, a technique that addresses the unique movement impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Be it Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia or other movement disorders, the neuroscience institute's Movement Disorders Program at Inova provides comprehensive care designed to get you moving again.

Learn more about Inova's Movement Disorders Program.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy provides training in motor skills and teaches compensatory strategies that increase your ability to be as independent as possible.

Locations

Inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy services are available at [each Inova hospital]

Customized Treatment Plans

We design our programs around:

  • Activities of daily living — bathing, household chores
  • Assistive device training — properly using a walker, wheelchair or other device
  • Body mechanics — teaching the fundamentals of body alignment to minimize risk of injury
  • Work simplification — learning to use larger muscle groups and planning activities to conserve energy
  • Neuromuscular retraining — identifying muscle groups with the potential for recovery
  • Sensory integration — enhancing abilities for touch, balance and body awareness

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Rehab

Inova Physical Therapy Centers have vast experience in diagnosing, managing and treating disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

Whether you are recovering from orthopedic surgery, have suffered a sports-related injury or accident, or are managing the pain and dysfunction of a chronic condition such as arthritis, Inova physical therapists can help.

Inova Physical Therapy Centers also offer the expertise of orthopedic clinical specialists, highly experienced physical therapists who specialize in specific areas of practice.

Physically active individuals and athletes can benefit from Inova's specialized sports medicine physical therapy programs. These specialized practice focus on prevention, treatment, rehab and performance enhancement of the physically active individual.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Specialized pediatric rehabilitation is available for children at Inova Children's Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital.

Among the services available are:

  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Visual motor skill development
  • Speech and language training
  • Neuromuscular re-education for neurological deficits
  • Fine/gross motor coordination training
  • Feeding/swallowing therapy
  • Seating and positioning

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Inova offers compassionate, expert treatment for pelvic floor disorders. Learn more

Peripheral Nerve Pain

The Inova Peripheral Nerve Center provides cutting edge surgical treatment for pain caused by injury to nerves, compression of nerves, and conditions of the peripheral nervous system such as carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and amputation stump pain.

What Is Peripheral Nerve Pain?

Carpal tunnel locationsThe peripheral nervous system is comprised of the nerves outside of our brain and spinal cord: the nerves in your face, arms and legs, and in your chest and abdomen. The peripheral nervous system sends messages from our brain that communicate with the rest of our body. Whether caused by traumatic injury, surgery, or conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, damage to the peripheral nerves can lead to chronic pain that is often difficult to diagnose.

Who Is a Possible Candidate for Nerve Surgery?

The Inova Peripheral Nerve Center is one of only a handful of institutions in the country that are currently offering these surgeries for patients who have exhausted other treatment options. Patients come to us with pain caused by conditions including:

  • Hand numbness or weakness
  • Persistent arm/hand/leg/foot pain after traumatic injuries or surgery
  • Chronic headaches that are not relieved by prescription medications
  • Groin pain after hernia repair
  • Unrelenting pain after laparoscopic surgery, breast reconstruction, Caesarian section, abdominoplasty, etc.
  • Phantom Limb or Amputation Stump Pain (neuromas)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Compression neuropathy / pinched nerve
  • Nerve injury

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is an opening in your wrist that is formed by the carpal bones on the bottom of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament across the top of the wrist. The median nerve provides sensory and motor functions to the thumb and 3 middle fingers. If it gets compressed or irritated, you may have symptoms. Read more about carpal tunnel syndrome in the Inova Health Library

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to a variety of symptoms that happen from a narrowing of your thoracic outlet — the space between your collarbone and your first rib. It can result from injury, disease, or a problem present from birth. 

The thoracic outlet is a narrow space between your collarbone (clavicle) and your first rib. Nerves and blood vessels exit from your chest to your arm through this passageway. This includes a very large important artery (the subclavian artery), a large and important vein (the subclavian vein), and a bundle of nerves that serve your shoulder, arm, and hand. Your shoulder muscles normally keep your clavicle elevated and in place. 

Various conditions can cause your collarbone to slip down and forward. This narrows the thoracic outlet and puts pressure on the nerves and blood vessels here. This causes the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. 

Healthcare professionals sometimes categorize thoracic outlet syndrome according to its underlying cause. For example, “cervical rib syndrome” refers to a type of thoracic outlet syndrome that can happen if a person has an extra upper rib. Clinicians also sometimes categorize thoracic outlet syndrome according to the structures compressed. Nerve, vein, and artery compression may all cause different symptoms (though there might be compression on more than one structure). Thoracic outlet syndrome is relatively uncommon. Women get it more often than men do. It can happen in people of any age. Read more about thoracic outlet syndrome in the Inova Health Library.

Planning for Your Peripheral Nerve Center Consultation

Identifying the cause of your pain is not always straightforward. Many patients will have seen several other physicians, physical therapists, or pain specialists without complete relief of their pain. In order to schedule your initial consultation, we ask that you obtain a referral from your current primary care doctor or specialist. We will work with you to obtain the necessary information ahead of time regarding all consultations and interventions. During your consultation, you will be asked to provide: a complete medical history, including information about previous surgical procedures, past and present medical conditions, any medications or supplements you are taking. Please understand that communication is crucial, during your consultation you and the surgeon will discuss your goals and reach an understanding about what you can expect from the proposed procedure.

Location

Our office is located on the first floor of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, near the yellow lobby entrance. To schedule a consultation, call 703-972-6655.

Physical Therapy

When your doctor tells you that you need physical therapy, we know you have a choice in deciding where to go for your care, which is why our goal is to help you regain function, reduce discomfort and help you get you back to the life you love.

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Psychology / Neuropsychology (Inpatient and Outpatient Services)

Psychologists and neuropsychologists at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital help patients address the emotional and neurosocial ramifications of their illnesses and/or injuries. A key component is developing coping or compensatory strategies. Specialized services include:

  • behavior management
  • disability management
  • pain management strategies
  • psychological education

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Do you avoid activities because of shortness of breath and fatigue? Pulmonary rehabilitation can empower you to be more active, social and independent.

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Short-Term Rehab

Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center specializes in individualized therapy services to patients with stroke, joint replacements, head injuries, respiratory, cardiac conditions and other similar diagnoses.

The plan of care for each of our short stay patients includes goals and resources to assist our patients to transition to a lesser level of care.

Our centers are accredited by the Joint Commission (JCAHO) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the quality of the services we provide by going above and beyond to obtain these certifications.

Learn more about Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Speech Language Therapy

Inova provides communication and swallowing assessment and treatment for patients of all ages. We offer the following services:

  • Speech and language treatment
  • Swallowing (dysphagia) evaluation and treatment
  • Video swallow studies
  • Voice rehabilitation
  • Cognitive/language rehabilitation

Locations

Augmentative Communication Program

Clinicians at Inova Rehabilitation Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital evaluate clients who are unable to communicate effectively and efficiently through speech, writing and/or non-verbal means. We then determine whether he or she may be a candidate for a high-tech communication system.

Spinal Cord Injury Program (Inpatient and Outpatient Services)

The Spinal Cord Injury Program at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital offers vigorous rehabilitative care for adults with traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord disorders, including contusions, fractures, tumors, myelitis and such degenerative diseases as spinal stenosis.

Returning patients to their daily lives, no matter what level of spinal injury suffered, is our goal. Our therapists:

  • Strengthen and stretch muscle groups for the entire body
  • Help you master mobility skills in “the real world”
  • Provide advanced technology to aid independence
  • Help you manage bowel and bladder problems
  • Address sexuality issues through education and support
  • Develop your high-level wheelchair skills
  • Teach skin care management and tolerance
  • Create home exercise programs to maintain and increase function

Stroke Program (Inpatient and Outpatient Services)

Inpatient Stroke Rehab

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital's Inova Rehabilitation Center is a regional leader in rehabilitation programs for stroke patients. Specialty rehabilitation is also available at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

An interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists works with patients and their loved ones throughout recovery to:

  • Achieve a healthy lifestyle and prevent recurrence
  • Develop independent living skills
  • Provide training in bowel and bladder control
  • Teach new methods of mobility and the use of adaptive equipment
  • Learn new ways to communicate and swallow

Our specialists offer a range of therapeutic recreational activities based on your hobbies, lifestyle and abilities. We accompany you on outings to practice skills. And we help you plan for your return home. Our qualified therapists provide home assessments to identify barriers. Other discharge planning can include at-home exercise programs, education for family members on how to assist the patient, and how to select and purchase the most appropriate medical equipment such as wheelchairs or other items to aid in recovery.

Outpatient Stroke Care

Inova Mount Vernon, Inova Fairfax, Inova Fair Oaks, and Inova Alexandria hospitals also offer comprehensive outpatient rehab services to continue the recovery process for stroke survivors following a hospital stay.

Swallow Evaluation (Dysphagia), Treatment, and Studies (Inpatient and Outpatient Services)

Swallow evaluation and treatment and video swallow studies are available at multiple Inova hospital locations on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Specially trained therapists evaluate and treat both children and adults who are having trouble with swallowing.

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic recreation programs help patients re-enter the community and practice life skills in familiar, recreational settings. Specialized services are available at several Inova facilities and include:

  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Community access outings

Titleist Performance Institute 'Fit to a Tee' Golf Program

Improve your golf swing

Do you want to drive the ball straighter, farther and with more consistency? Inova’s Fit to a Tee program can help you achieve the most efficient swing possible for your unique body. We offer extensive screening, data analysis and customized programs to help you meet your goals – all following the latest Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) standards.

The Titleist Performance Institute is a golfer-specific screening and exercise education program that can identify physical limitations that may be affecting a golfer's performance.

Available two locations in Northern Virginia, the program evaluates a participant's golf swing, flexibility and mobility.

Based on the information from the screening, our practitioners will provide specific exercises to help improve a golfer's swing, further develop mobility and stability to increase distance, and improve flexibility to help reduce the risk of injury.

Titleist Performance Institute Highlights

Screening

Inova begins by conducting a screening to assess your:

  • Swing mechanics
  • Biomechanics
  • Movement quality
  • Current health and health history
  • Physical fitness

Data Analysis to Improve Your Golf Skills

We use screening data to analyze:

  • How you compare to TPI’s data on golfers with the ideal body function to produce the most efficient swing possible
  • How your specific physical limitations may adversely affect your golf swing and potentially lead to injury

Personalized Performance Plan

Inova uses data analysis findings to help you condition for the most efficient swing possible based on your unique body, while increasing flexibility and mobility to reduce the risk of injury. The plan may include fitness training, physical therapy and treatment, coaching of swing mechanics and biomechanics.

About the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)

  • TPI is the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.
  • TPI seeks to educate golf industry professionals and the playing public on the importance of the body and how it relates to the golf swing.
  • TPI does not believe in one way to swing a club, rather in an infinite number of swing styles. But, we do believe there is one efficient way for every player to swing and it is based on what the player can physically do.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

The vestibular system is a sensory organ within the inner ear that helps with balance and head-eye coordination. When the system is not working correctly, individuals may experience dizziness and/or decreased balance which may lead to an increased risk for falls.

Our vestibular therapists at Inova will evaluate each patient and develop an individualized treatment plan which may include head movements, balance, gait, and ocular exercises.

This program is designed to assist individuals who may be experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Vertigo or room spinning dizziness
  • Frequent falls
  • Visual disturbances

Causes of dizziness and/or decreased balance:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Concussion
  • Vestibular neuritis (inner ear infection)
  • Migraines
  • Meniere's Disease

How Can Vestibular Therapy Help?

Our specialty trained physical therapists will help guide you through exercises in office and at home to reduce your symptoms, improve stability during ambulation, and reduce your risk for falls.

Contact Us

The Vestibular Program at Inova Physical Therapy Centers is only available at select facilities. Please call our centralized scheduling line at 1.877.604.6682 to make an appointment with a vestibular therapist near you.

Wheelchair/Seating Clinic

Maximizing mobility in the lives of those in our care is imperative. Whether you need a wheelchair for simple mobility or choose a chair-based active, athletic lifestyle, the professionals at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital are expert at finding the best chair for you. We evaluate manual chairs, power/electric chairs, back systems and seat systems. We also assess current wheelchair users for equipment modifications and upgrades.

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