UK HealthCare Outpatient Therapy Clinic at Cardinal Hill

The UK HealthCare Outpatient Therapy Clinic at Cardinal Hill offers a wide range of services for adults with neurological and orthopedic conditions. Our services include outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. We’re here to help you overcome challenges by providing therapeutic treatments and the latest technological advances.

Focused on your rehab journey

When you’re facing physical challenges, you need caring and experienced professionals. At our Cardinal Hill clinic, you’ll find that and more. We offer a healing environment and state-of-the-art equipment in a modern and spacious 19,500-square-foot facility.

Our physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists help you set and work toward your goals. We create a customized therapy plan to help you achieve the best results for you. Our goal is to help you on your journey toward wellness and independent living.

Why choose UK HealthCare for therapy?

Many conditions we treat require several types of therapy. You can receive physical, occupational and speech therapies together. You don’t have to go to different offices, and all your appointments are on the same day.

We also offer:

  • Convenient, free parking with many handicap-accessible spots
  • A wheelchair-friendly facility
  • Multiple gym areas for specialized programs
  • Three therapy pools, including two heated pools

Rehabilitation services for adults

Our therapists treat a wide range of orthopedic and neurological conditions. After a surgery or injury, our orthopedic therapists assess you and help improve mobility, strength and endurance. Our vestibular and concussion care specialists screen and treat you after a fall or head injury. Our neurological rehabilitation team; consisting of PT, OT, and Speech Language Therapists, help improve patient’s independence and function.  We also have a seating and mobility clinic for wheelchair users as well as comprehensive speech and occupational therapy services.

Conditions we treat

  • Fractures
  • Joint replacement
  • Multiple traumatic injuries
  • Spinal fusion
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Other post-surgical conditions
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Acquired and traumatic brain injuries
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ataxia
  • Brain or spinal tumors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concussion
  • Functional neurologic disorders
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dementia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysarthria
  • Visual deficits following stroke, brain injury or concussion
  • BPPV
  • Labyrinthitis/Neuritis
  • Vestibular Migraine/Migrainous Vertigo
  • Acoustic Neuroma/Vestibular Schwannoma (before and after surgical intervention)
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Concussion
  • Central vestibular deficits from stroke or head injury

Specialized services

Your treatment options include a range of advanced programs and technology, state-of-the-art equipment and careful monitoring and assessment. Specialized services and technologies we offer include:

  • AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill for Gait Training: Our unweighting treadmill supports your body weight when you’re injured, reducing the strain on your muscles and bones.  
  • Aquatic therapy: Aquatic therapy can reduce stiffness and increase your mobility. We have three therapy pools, two of them heated, for orthopedic and neurological patients. These pools have electric lifts and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Dry needling: This technique can relieve pain, improve motion and increase function.
  • Functional electrical stimulation bike: Our functional electrical stimulation bike helps people with arm or leg weakness. By using the bike, patients can improve muscle strength through a combination of electrical stimulation and active assistance.   
  • Mobility exoskeletons: Exoskeletons can help people who are paralyzed to walk again. Patients are trained to use these devices at our facility. Once you learn to use an exoskeleton, you can take the device home and use it in your everyday activities.
  • Parkinson’s Disease Program: This comprehensive program offers yearly monitoring for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Our occupational, speech and physical therapists will assess you and recommend therapy when it’s needed. They’ll also offer specific exercises to help you in your daily life.
  • Seating and Mobility Clinic: We assess your mobility needs to see if you need a manual wheelchair, scooter or power wheelchair. We have as many as 30 wheelchair options onsite for you to test. Our adaptive seating specialist will help you find the right equipment for your needs.
  • Bioness electrical stimulation: Our physical and occupational therapists use Bioness electrical stimulation devices to retrain walking and hand function. These systems help activate weak muscles in your legs or arms so you can perform desired activities. You may also be evaluated for a home unit. We also use the Bioness Integrated Therapy System software programs to assess and help people with problems with cognition, vision, movement and balance. This system can improve independence with daily activities, including returning to work and driving.
  • Swallow study: We use the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) test to diagnose swallowing problems. The test involves inserting a thin, flexible tube through your nose.
  • Virtual reality: Virtual reality is a fun and interactive way to relearn activities. We use it to help reintroduce movements and activities patients are struggling with, including showering, standing, reaching and stepping.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation: Evaluation using video Frenzel Goggles will be completed to allow the clinician to see and record eye movements that are often suppressed in room lighting for more accurate assessments. Additional equipment such as the Computerized Dynamic Visual Acuity Test allows for more detailed assessment of gaze stability, which is responsible for clear vision during head motion. Sensory organization testing using our force plate system allows for accurate assessment of the body's ability to maintain balance in different sensory conditions. In addition to developing individualized home programs, we utilize the BITS Balance system for balance training with the addition of visual stimuli and cognitive tasks. We also utilize the Zero G in balance training to enhance safety and confidence with higher level tasks.
  • ZeroG Gait and Balance System: The ZeroG Gait and Balance System is a dynamic robotic system. It uses an overhead track and body weight support system to help people safely practice walking, balance and other mobility skills. We’re the only facility in the world with a system that has 110 feet of track and three mounted ceiling robots.

Therapy Services at UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare offers a variety of adult and pediatric therapy services at other Lexington area locations. Find out more about therapy services.

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