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Rehabilitation | Therapy

Rehabilitation | Therapy

Summa Health System - Rehabilitation Services

Summa’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services provide patients with convenient access to therapy services, ranging from acute rehabilitation to wellness services. Our goal is to deliver comprehensive care from hospital to home that will allow patients to return to their maximum functional levels.

Our staff members are accredited and licensed in the state of Ohio. They undergo annual competency training and receive continuing education to stay current with technology and care. Many have trained in specific areas of expertise.

To get started in the program, outpatient orders are initiated as a referral by your physician. After an initial evaluation, the therapist will outline a plan that includes treatment goals, therapeutic interventions and frequency/duration of care.

During subsequent treatment sessions, a licensed physical therapy or certified occupational therapy assistant may team up with your therapist to help you through your treatment program. Our team educates patients on preventative methods, as well as the techniques necessary to manage and improve their current functional status and pain.

Summa’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services include:

Physical Therapy. Physical therapists assist patients of all ages in recovery from surgery, injury and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular system. They evaluate, assess function and manage the physical therapy treatment plan, customizing it to the individual needs of each patient with the goal of restoring maximum functional independence. 

Occupational Therapy.
Our occupational therapy program is designed to help patients improve their ability to independently perform tasks at home and work – cooking a meal, eating or bathing -- enabling them to maximize their independence level and lead productive lives. The team evaluates and treats post-stroke and other neurological issues, as well as provides valuable services in the area of ergonomic assessments and return-to-work programs for injured workers. 

Speech Therapy.
Speech therapists provide evaluation and treatment in the areas of swallowing, language, memory and voice difficulties. Our team also assists patients who have swallowing disorders which often develop as the result of a stroke. 

Athletic Training.
Athletic trainers provide immediate care, rehabilitation and reconditioning for injuries to athletes, workers or the general population. The trainers focus on injury prevention and management, as well as improving a patient’s strength, flexibility, pain level and functional status.


Summa’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services are conveniently located throughout Summit, Medina and Portage Counties. Whether patients are recovering from surgery, healing an injury or living with a chronic condition, our specialists are just minutes away.

To get more information about Summa’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services,
download our guide.

To get started with your rehabilitation program, contact us.
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