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Rehabilitation Services

Sometimes an illness or injury can leave you or a loved one unable to function fully. Ephraim McDowell Health's outpatient rehabilitation Rehabilitation1facilities are committed to helping restore as much function and ability as possible:

Inpatient care:

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center

Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital


Outpatient care:

Ephraim McDowell Spine Physical Therapy

Ephraim McDowell Kids Can Do Pediatric Therapy Center


Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center

If your physician orders therapy as part of your treatment plan, it may include:

*Physical Therapy. Our physical therapists can use a variety of techniques to assist in your recovery. These may include therapeutic massage, manual techniques, electrotherapy, therapeutic exercise, and pain management techniques.

*Occupational Therapy. To regain skills or learn skills adapted to your condition, you can benefit from occupational therapy - including training in the skills of daily living (e.g., bathing, eating), splint fabrication, increasing upper body function, using assistive devices and adaptive equipment, training in using your body energy wisely, and work simplification.

*Speech/Language Pathology. Our speech and language pathologists evaluate and treat communication disorders, including problems with oral and written language, speaking skills and use of voice, and stuttering. We also have speech therapists certified in Vita Stim Therapy, the newest technique in treating swallowing disorders.

*Industrial Rehabilitation. Our therapists use special programs to address injury prevention and injured worker rehabilitation. Injury prevention programs provide on-site training and special services for local companies. Injured worker programs include clinical rehabilitation, job-specific work conditioning programs, functional capacity evaluations and recommendations for modified duty programs.

We also provide services for:

Hand rehabilitation
Specialized orthopedic post-surgical care
Vestibular/balance (certified specialists)
Lymphedema (certified specialists)
Women's health (certified specialists)
Aquatics rehabilitation
Rehabilitation for children
Rehabilitation following strokes, traumatic injuries and joint replacements


Ephraim McDowell Spine Physical Therapy

If you are recovering from an injury, illness or surgery involving your spine or back, Ephraim McDowell Spine Physical Therapy can help you return to maximum functional ability.

We care for people of all ages who have a variety of spinal conditions:

  • degenerative disc disease
  • chronic/acute low back pain
  • numbness/tingling in the arms or legs
  • spinal stenosis
  • herniated or bulging discs
  • sprain or strain
  • assisting with post-surgical recovery
  • whiplash/motor vehicle accident injuries
  • headaches
  • pregnancy-related low back pain
  • sacroiliac or pelvic dysfunction

Our physical therapists focus on restoring your movement and function, relieving pain and preventing future injury. They start by evaluating your condition:

  1. taking a detailed history of your pain and symptoms
  2. assessing muscle strength, flexibility, joint mobility, neurologic integrity, balance and coordination
  3. observing specific movement patterns
  4. administering other specialized tests

The results are used to administer a variety of treatment regimens, including therapeutic exercise to assist you in relieving pain and returning to your normal daily tasks.

Our treatments consist of hands-on techniques to improve alignment, assist with pain relief, decrease irritation, reduce muscle tension and stress on your muscles, as well as specific, targeted exercises to strengthen and stabilize the affected area.

Ephraim McDowell Spine Physical Therapy patients have access to the pool at McDowell Wellness Center. For many muscular and neurologic diseases, aquatic treatment can help reduce pain, decrease pressure on the nervous system and allow strengthening that otherwise may provoke pain in a traditional, land-based therapeutic program.

236 West Main Street - Suite 204 (the Hub Building)

Danville, KY 40422

(For elevator access to our office, please use the entrance on South Third Street, beside the entrance to the Centre College Bookstore.)


7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday


Ephraim McDowell Kids Can Do Pediatric Therapy Center

If your child needs therapy services, trust the licensed therapists at Kids Can Do Pediatric Therapy Center, the only therapy center dedicated to pediatrics in south central Kentucky.

  • We provide comprehensive pediatric physical, occupational and speech-language therapy services in a child-friendly, family-focused environment for children from birth to age 21.
  • Our therapists use a team approach to provide individualized care, involving families while promoting each child's development and independence.
  • Therapy is provided in individual, multi-disciplinary or group sessions.
  • Kids Can Do has a variety of treatment rooms with specialized equipment including suspended swings, a ball pit and positioning equipment.
  • Parents can join in sessions or view their child via one-way windows.

A referral for therapy services at Kids Can Do is required by a physician, physician's assistant or a licensed nurse practitioner for treating children with diagnoses including:

  • Developmental delay
  • Autism, PDD
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Torticollis, Plagiocephaly
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Toe walking
  • Sensory integration disorders
  • Speech delay
  • Articulation disorders
  • Receptive language delay
  • Expressive language delay
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorders
  • Auditory processing
  • Cleft palate
  • Feeding difficulty or disorders
  • Deafness or hard of hearing
  • Blindness or visual impairment

Our specialized programs include:

  • The Sequential Oral Sensory feeding program is a sensory based, family and child-centered approach to feeding.  Occupational and speech therapists certified in the SOS programming assess and treat children with severe feeding delays, food aversions and limited numbers of foods in their diets.
  • The Lite Gait and Gait Keeper treadmill are used in physical therapy for the best practice approach to gait training.
  • Free screenings available by appointment. Our therapists can also be scheduled to perform screening clinics in physician offices.
  • Therapists can assist families in ordering medical equipment such as specialty wheelchairs with custom seating, other durable medical equipment and augmentative communication devices.
  • Our occupational and speech therapists are trained and certified in the SOS feeding program.
  • Occupational and physical therapy specialized services include custom splinting and orthotic services.
  • Our skilled therapists are available for employee trainings in daycare centers and schools.

440 Whirl-A-Way Drive, Suite 1

Danville, KY 40422

Phone: (859)239-6670

Fax: (859)239-6686


8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. - Noon Friday