Inpatient Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department is poised to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and functional disorders, including (but not limited to):

Physical therapy has a key role in the Joint University program, a comprehensive program for all elective joint surgeries at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. Other key features of physical therapy include:

  • education
  • safety
  • strengthening
  • pain relief
  • range of motion
  • mobility training
  • endurance progression
  • maximizing functional mobility.

The Physical Therapy Department at RDHW sees both inpatients and outpatients.


Speech Language Pathology (SLP)
The Speech Language Pathology Department at RDHW focuses primarily on swallow impairments (dysphagia), and working closely with the physician, nursing staff, dietary staff and the patient/family in order to recommend an optimal and safe nutritional plan. SLP and RDHW have the capability to do a very specialized study, if needed, called a Modified Barium Swallow (MBS), which can assist with the safest nutritional choice. The SLP also evaluates and treats speech and cognitive impairments, recommending appropriate follow up upon the patient's transition from RDHW.

Stroke Center Rehabilitation
The experienced rehab staff at RDHW uses advanced specialized techniques to optimize treatments and outcomes for all stroke patients. The stroke patient can expect daily rehab that is individualized based on each patient's deficits. Special attention is given to the education of patient, family, friends and community about the signs and symptoms of stroke, disease risk factors and prevention strategies. The rehab team also works closely with the patient, family, medical team and discharge planners to transition the patient to the appropriate level of rehab after the hospital stay. RDHW's Primary Stroke Center designation ensures that the patient is provided with the best chance for a successful outcome and to maintain a high quality of life.

Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
1500 Commonwealth Ave.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Outpatient Physical Therapy

At Riverside Physical Therapy Williamsburg, we are passionate about your safe, healthy recovery. Our programs are designed with your individual needs in mind, and we seek to help you regain as much strength and functionality as possible following an injury, illness or stay in a rehabilitation center.

Riverside Physical Therapy Williamsburg
A Department of Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
120 Monticello Avenue
Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA 23185