We provide expert evaluation and prescription of wheelchairs seating systems and adaptive equipment.
A certified hand therapist oversees the evaluation and treatment of patients with upper arm and hand injuries.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is recommended for patients who have complaints of increased dizziness, decreased balance, or perceptual deficits. The therapist works with patients to identify the impairments causing their symptoms.
Women’s Health Urinary Incontinence
Nineteen million adults experience some form of incontinence. Incontinence is a lack of urinary control or a frequent need to urinate. Symptoms can be treated, but less than 50 percent of people with this problem consult a health care provider. Treatment may be as simple as learning to do exercises with proper technique and education about normal bladder function. Treatment benefits may include stronger muscles, less urinary leakage, and fewer trips to the bathroom.
Sports Concussion Clinic
The Sports Concussion Clinic at the South Shore Hospital is for athletes ages 11 through 29 who sustain a sports related concussion.
The clinic is run by Janet Kent, MD. Dr. Kent is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has worked with patients with brain injuries for many years. Dr. Kent is a CIC — Certified ImPACT Consultant.
The clinic is held in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department. Call 781-624-8162 to book a Concussion Clinic appointment.
In most cases, a patient has ImPACT neurocognitive testing prior to meeting with Dr. Kent. An ImPACT test can be scheduled by calling the neurosensory department at 781-624-8213 to book an appointment. It can usually be arranged for the same day or days prior to the appointment at the clinic so results can be discussed with the patient and their parent and/or guardian during the visit.
Sometimes an athlete may need additional therapy in order to help them return to the field. South Shore Hospital’s physical therapists are specially trained to treat this patient population. For more information, please call 781-624-8162.