Rehabilitation Services

Quality Healthcare in a Friendly Caring Environment

As the full service healthcare facility for coastal Douglas County, Lower Umpqua Hospital is proud to offer the full spectrum of modern health services with a comfortable small town ambiance. Many people are unaware that no matter where you choose to doctor, you are welcome to participate in therapy close to home. Our outpatient clinic is fully equipped, and our knowledgeable and friendly therapists are ready to do whatever they can to help you accomplish your therapy goals.
Our rehabilitation team consists of Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists. Our therapists assist patients both in the hospital and in the outpatient clinic. The team offers years of experience as well as new ideas and a fun environment while assisting you in your pursuit of improvement. In addition, if you enjoy therapeutic animals, Emme, our well-trained therapy dog will be happy to meet you during her designated outpatient clinic hours.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is indicated for a variety of conditions. PT focuses on restoring function or accommodating disability. Our physical therapists evaluate their patients’ current functional level, and design a plan of treatment to reach each patient’s unique goals. Our PT team utilizes multiple treatment techniques to be able to treat a variety of diagnoses. We specialize in: vertigo and vestibular disorders, chronic pain/pain management, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, pool therapy, radicular pain, balance training, neurological disorders, sports screening and injuries, pre and post surgical care, as well as pre and post prosthetic amputee training. Physical therapy is often a covered benefit through insurance, and an evaluation can be set up with a physician referral.

Occupational Therapy

Skills for the job of living! Occupational therapy (OT) is the therapeutic use of everyday life activities to promote health and wellness. By addressing physical, cognitive, psycho social and sensory performance this type of therapy tends to have a more holistic approach. There are many types of diagnoses that may benefit from occupational therapy but often they surround a decreased ability to care for ones’ self. With occupational therapy one will focus on activities of daily living, upper extremity abilities, cognition, behavior patterns, performance skills, adaptations, education and training to decrease pain and promote safe functional independence. Additionally, here at LUHD we have an established lymphedema treatment program provided by our highly educated and trained certified lymphedema therapists. The mission of this OT service is to provide complete decongestive therapy to address malfunctions in the lymphatic system with extensive patient and caregiver education to facilitate self-management of this condition. At LUHD, occupational therapy can be accessed through a physician referral.

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology specializes in the evaluation and treatment of conditions relating to speech, language, voice, social-emotional communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing. A speech-language pathologist (SLP) works with individuals across the lifespan with such communication needs as: speech sound and articulation disorders, delays in using/understanding language, stuttering, voice disorders, difficulty with speech and language following a stroke (aphasia), cognitive communication disorders (e.g. following a Traumatic Brain Injury), and more. An SLP also addresses needs relating to feeding and swallowing in both pediatric and adult populations. Once you have had an evaluation, an SLP will work with you to determine and achieve your goals. Speech therapy can be provided in the hospital setting or on an outpatient basis with a physician referral.

Rehabilitation Department

600 Ranch Road, Reedsport, OR 97467
Phone: 541-271-6318

Fax: 541-271-6376
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 7:45 am – 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 – 1:00pm)

*Located in the lower level of the hospital next to the pharmacy.


*Please enter at the pharmacy location in order to be screened in for all rehabilitation appointments, per our COVID-19 protocol. We have a new check-in location for all appointments. Signage overhead will direct you to the correct location. Thank you.