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Outpatient Services

At the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, we offer outpatient therapy services for a wide variety of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, as well as for general rehabilitation needs. We work with people of all ages to return them to the activities they enjoy most, at the highest possible level of function and as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Our clinicians provide proactive, exercise-oriented therapy with manual techniques, empowering patients to successfully progress through treatment and continue to improve post-rehabilitation.

A proprietary outcomes management system assists us in treatment planning and measuring the improvements in a patient's condition. Detailed outcomes reports are available upon request.

Clinical Excellence

Our professional staff consists of the highest quality certified physical, occupational and speech therapists in the area. They are dedicated to applying innovative clinical pathways that ensure each patient receives the utmost in care, on a personalized level.

Our physical therapists develop comprehensive plans of care that may include:

  • Exercises to restore motion, strength and a greater degree of independence
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Pain management
  • Orthotic/Prosthetic training
  • Education and information specific to the injury or illness

Our occupational therapists focus on improving a patient's ability to perform the activities of daily living. Treatment may include:

  • Strengthening specific muscle groups of the upper extremity to help restore fine and gross motor skills
  • Instruction in adaptive living techniques, joint protection, work simplification, energy conservation and motor coordination
  • Customized adaptive equipment
  • Customized hand splints

Our speech therapists focus on improving speech-language expression, comprehension, oral motor skills and swallowing ability. Treatment may include:

  • Receptive or expressive language therapy
  • Training in assistive communication devices
  • Dysphagia management
  • Cognitive therapy

Clinical Programming

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island uses the latest techniques and equipment, and provides specialized services for people with various injuries or disorders.

Diagnoses and Services:

  • Amputation
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Arthritis
  • Brain Injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand Therapy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Speech/Swallowing Disorders
  • Spine Center
  • Sports Injury Rehab
  • Stroke
  • Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation
Benefits of Outpatient Therapy:
  • Increase strength and mobility
  • Increase gross motor skills
  • Increase independence
  • Improve gait
  • Improve posture and body mechanics
  • Improve balance
  • Decrease pain
  • Increase flexibility
  • Increase ADL independence
  • Provide family/caregiver training and education
  • Increase home/community functional mobility

Payment Methods

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Worker's Compensation and most major insurance policies. We have full-time fiscal clearance counselors that can answer your questions regarding benefits and coverage.

For Appointments or Questions

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island
116 Eddie Dowling Highway
North Smithfield, RI 02896

Main Phone: 401-766-0800
Outpatient Therapy Phone: 401-766-0800, Ext. 5556
Fax: 401-766-4705
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.