Physical therapy in South Denver

The Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Center at Sky Ridge Medical Center provides specialized one-on-one attention and personal care to our patients, both adults and children. We believe in a wellness approach to patient care in which our therapists' role is to help patients help themselves with their recovery.

Our physical therapy services

Our trained therapists provide the following services and therapies at our Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Center. Our focus is on improving conditions and helping get patients back to everyday activities as quickly as possible.

  • Sports medicine and pre- and post-operative joint replacement rehabilitation and education
  • Pre- and post-operative spine rehabilitation and education
  • Lymphedema program
  • Speech therapy
  • Cancer exercise program
  • Vestibular services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Hand therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise and modalities
  • Manual therapy
  • Education in injury prevention
  • Biomedical/orthotics evaluation

Speech therapy

Our team of speech pathologists provide education, treatment and counseling to help patients function at their highest level.

  • Aphasia therapy
  • Dysarthria management
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Swallow therapy with Vital Stim™

How are speech and language impairments diagnosed?

Through a complete diagnostic evaluation of the speech mechanism, language expression, comprehension and cognitive skills.

What is the role of a speech-language pathologist in stroke rehabilitation?

Speech pathologists diagnose and treat dysphagia (swallowing disorders), dysarthria (speech disturbance) and aphasia (language disorder), which commonly occur prior to both left and/or right hemisphere strokes.

What disorders or conditions can cause speech language and swallow impairments?

Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, MS, some head injuries, brain cancer, head and neck cancer, voice disorders and aspiration pneumonia, to name just a few.

Cancer rehabilitation

As part of our comprehensive cancer care philosophy, our cancer exercise program provides a unique opportunity for patients to participate in an individualized exercise program. The goal is to improve your quality of life by reducing fatigue and boosting your immune system during and after cancer treatment.

A clinical exercise specialist or physical therapist will work with you to develop an individualized program to fit your needs. This program does require your physician's approval, and there is a fee for the program. Some insurance companies will cover the cost.

Lymphedema program

At Sky Ridge, our lymphedema program includes preventative service for post-surgical and post-radiology patients who are at high risk of developing lymphedema. Other services of our program include:

  • Exercise and self-care instruction
  • Manual lymph drainage techniques
  • Manual therapy techniques for scar tissue
  • Bandaging and appropriate garment selection
  • Patient education
What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is chronic swelling in the arm, leg, the chest or back due to accumulation of protein rich fluid. This is the result of an obstruction of the venous or lymphatic systems. Left untreated, lymphedema can lead to limited mobility, decreased strength, decreased range of motion and lowered self-esteem as a result of deformity.

Seven surprising conditions treated by physical therapy

by Rose Hayes, Sharecare

Physical therapists (PTs) help people get their strength back after major surgeries and accidents by encouraging them do a little more activity each day. But did you know: a PT might be able to help you improve your chronic medical problems too.

“PTs are exercise and movement specialists. And there’s a whole assortment of medical conditions that can benefit from the appropriate form of exercise,” says Elizabeth Kevil, DPT, a physical therapist and certified strength-and-conditioning specialist at Sky Ridge Medical Center.

Click here to read about seven surprising conditions that physical therapy can help treat.

Contact us

Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Center at Sky Ridge Medical Center

10101 RidgeGate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: (720) 225-1030

Conveniently located on the east side of the hospital campus with its own private entrance and parking, we offer services from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Insurance

We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.