Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

A skilled team of physical, occupational and speech therapists at Tulane Medical Center treat patients who have pain, weakness and loss of motion because of injury, medical conditions or surgery. Each patient is given specialized treatment to help them achieve goals and return to everyday activities.

Services & Treatments

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Hand Therapy Clinic
  • Lymphedema Management
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Incontinence Clinic
  • Pediatric Therapy Services

Locations

Tulane offers outpatient rehab services in three locations in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Click the links below for more information.

Tulane Medical Center
1415 Tulane Avenue
7th floor 
New Orleans, LA 70112
Clinic Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 504-988-5194
Fax: 504-988-3957

Tulane-Lakeside Hospital
4740 I-10 Service Road,
Suites 110 (adult) and 140 (pediatric)
Metairie, LA 70001
Clinic Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 504-780-4339
Fax: 504-780-4344

Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine
212 McAlister Extension
Tulane University campus
New Orleans, LA 7
Clinic Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 504-864-2129
Fax: 504-864-9914

Services & Treatments

Physical and Occupational Therapy
We help patients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction. Our therapists provide one-on-one treatment and allow ample time to perform a comprehensive evaluation. Our treatment approach is multifaceted and includes soft tissue and joint mobilization, neuromuscular re-education, and a customized exercise instruction for the patient.

Our therapists work with patients on balance and gait training in addition to improving mobility, strength and endurance. Patients also receive guidance and instruction in home exercise, use of orthotics and prosthetics, equipment evaluations and fall prevention.

Common conditions seen in our clinic:

  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Neck, back or joint pain
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Soft tissue sprains and strains
  • Post orthopedic surgery recovery
  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Balance disorders
  • Neurologic disorders such as cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis

Speech Language Pathology
The Speech Language Pathology Department provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation and treatment services for individuals of all ages with communication and/or swallowing disorders. Tulane Speech Language Pathologists treat a large variety of communication and swallowing disorders for a variety of populations including neonate, pediatrics, adult and geriatric patients. 

Examples of Patient Types:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Brain tumor resection
  • Laryngectomy
  • Craniofacial abnormality
  • Tracheostomy and/or vent dependence
  • Feeding tube dependence
  • Autism
  • Developmental delay
  • Speech/language delay

Examples of Special Procedures Provided:

  • Evaluation of communication options and swallowing issues for tracheostomy and vent dependent patients
  • Adult and pediatric modified barium swallow studies
  • Evaluation and treatment of alaryngeal communication including tracheo-esophageal voice restoration
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the remediation of dysphagia
  • Evaluation of augmentative and alternative communication systems and providing training in their use
  • Evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders

Hand Therapy Clinic
Our hand therapy clinic is lead by a Certified Hand Therapist/Occupational Therapist. Our highly skilled therapists provide hand therapy and occupational therapy addressing clients’ upper extremity deficits and the activities they impact. Working in concert with two board-certified hand surgeons, the hand therapist or occupational therapist help decrease pain and restore function for clients experiencing a range of diagnoses: traumatic injury, repetitive stress, arthritis, or neurological changes. Using tools such as customized splints or work simulators, or highly specialized manual therapy skills, the certified hand therapist can help clients achieve independence and return to work, sport, or the basic self-care tasks they value.

Lymphedema Management
Our physical therapist provides services to patients who have Lymphedema resulting from a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, post mastectomy with lymph node removal. Patients are taught appropriate exercises, complete decongestive manual lymph drainage and compression therapy.  Patients are also instructed in guidelines to protect their limb or area at risk. Recommendations for the appropriate compression garments are made.

Training for self management is the prime focus of therapy intervention providing the patient with the means to manage their long term, chronic condition on their own.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Incontinence Clinic
Our physical therapist helps patients who present with fecal or urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor support dysfunction and various pelvic pain conditions. Treatment plans are developed after an evaluation is completed, which includes manual assessment of the pelvic floor muscles. Evaluation of intake and bowel/bladder toileting habits gives vital information to the individual program planning.  Patients are given home programs that require their active participation between therapy visits.  Patients can be referred by obstetricians, gynecologists, urogynecologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, general practitioners or other physicians who identify the problem.

Pediatric Therapy Services
Pediatric Therapy Services is provided at the Tulane-Lakeside Outpatient Therapy Clinic. At the Tulane-Lakeside Outpatient Therapy Clinic, physical, occupational, and speech language pathologists are part of a multidisciplinary team that provide outpatient treatment for a variety of diagnoses, including developmental delay, neurological disorders, autism spectrum disorders, communication disorders,  traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, feeding and swallowing disorders and many more. Care is coordinated and comprehensive.

Our therapists work closely as a team to address a child’s individual needs from birth to 18 years of age. Our therapists develop individualized therapy programs to optimize development and address rehabilitation needs, ensuring each child reaches his/her maximum potential. Pediatric therapists incorporate play into therapy sessions and are trained to be sensitive to the emotional and psychological aspects as well as the physical needs of children.

For more information check out our Pediatric Brochure

Outpatient Rehabilitation Locations


Outpatient Therapy Services at Tulane Medical Center

  • Orthopedic Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Neurologic Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Hand Therapy in our Hand Clinic
  • Lymphedema management
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Rehabilitation
  • Speech Language Pathology

Outpatient Therapy Services at the Tulane-Lakeside Hospital

  • Orthopedic Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Neurologic Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology

Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy