Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Department

Elizabethtown Community Health Center, Smith House and Ticonderoga Campus

When you've had health problems that make it hard to move around and perform everyday tasks, The UVMHN Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Smith House and Ticonderoga Campus's highly skilled team can help improve and restore your well-being through a physical therapy and rehabilitation program designed just for you.

What is Physical Therapy? 

Physical therapy provides treatment to help with recovery from surgery or an injury, reduce risk of injury and decrease pain.  

Physical therapists, or PTs, are health care professionals who specialize in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function. Physical therapists at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Smith House and at the Ticonderoga Campus:
Diagnose and treat movement dysfunction 
Enhance physical and functional abilities 
Evaluate, treat, and prevent symptoms, progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that can result from injury or disease. 
PTs assess joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, function of the heart and lungs, and performance of activities required in daily living, among other responsibilities.

Personalized Care - Our physical therapists work with you to create a treatment plan designed around your specific health problems. We design detailed physical therapy programs to help build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance according to your needs.

Experienced, Trusted Expertise - Our expert clinicians have many years of experience and incorporate current evidence in their daily practice. We have ongoing involvement in research projects and quality improvement initiatives to optimize patient outcomes.

The physical therapy and sports rehab department staff also provides all inpatient rehabilitation services for the hospital's inpatient (med/surg) care department.

Patient populations served include:

Sports injuries
Pediatric patients
Orthopedic
Neurological disorders
Amputees
Post surgical rehab
TMJ, jaw joint and muscle problems
Vestibular dysfunctions
Geriatrics
Specialty therapies (Pelvic Floor, Vestibular, Lymphedema, etc.)

Rehabilitation services include:
Anti Gravity Treadmill
Traction – Cervical & Lumbar 
Modalities: Thermal Probe, Light/laser therapy, E-stim, Ultrasound, 
Manual Therapy: Myofasical release, Craniosacral therapy, ManipulationsSASTM, Cupping
Therapeutic Exercise: Core stabilization, Strengthening Balance, and Wii Fit programs, Cardiovascular & Strengthening equipment, 

Contact Bill Doherty for more information about the outpatient rehabilitation program at 873.2408.