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 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 highly skilled therapists provide hand therapy and occupational therapy addressing clients’ upper extremity deficits and the activities they impact. 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.

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.