Outpatient rehabilitation is used for people who are living safely at home, but require rehab therapy to help them live free of physical limitation or pain. Outpatient rehab is delivered at specialized centers, so people receiving this level of care are able to travel. In most instances, people require physical therapy; however, others may require occupational therapy, speech therapy, or some combination thereof. Usually, patients receive about 12-15 one-hour therapy sessions over the course of a four-week period. After Outpatient rehab, most people are discharged with no further services.
Our Outpatient Programs
The Balance Program at Allied Services treats patients with diagnoses that are related to vestibular and neurological disorders. Your eyes, nervous system and inner ears all contribute to your sense of balance. However, if any one of these complex systems isn’t sending the proper signals to your brain, or your brain sending the right signals back, you may experience dizziness or become unstable.
The Hand/Upper Extremity Programs at Allied Rehab and Heinz Rehab provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to people with injuries/diagnoses related to the hand or upper extremity. Our teams of specially trained occupational therapists work on helping patients regain the skills needed to perform daily activities such as dressing and eating, working and driving.
Allied Services offers a comprehensive approach to rehabilitating individuals with low vision. Using the latest advancements in technology and training, our rehabilitation professionals will develop a program, specifically tailored to you needs.
The Lymphedema Program at Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital provides comprehensive rehab care to patients with acute to chronic lymphedema. Our credentialed staff has experience in managing lymphedema and its complications from mild to very severe. Staff has attended advance training and several are certified in the Vodder Technique, as well as by the Lymphedema Association of North America (LANA).
The Orthopedic Program at Allied Rehab and Heinz Rehab provides comprehensive rehabilitation to patients with muscle and joint surgeries and injuries of the extremities. Our goal is to recover functional skills, maximize mobility and reduce pain levels. Some interventions used are electrical stimulation, pain management/pharmacology, treadmill, strengthening, assistive devices and techniques, along with Activities of Daily Living (dressing, grooming, toileting, showering, etc).
Due to the overwhelming community response to the initiation of a Parkinson’s Program, Allied Services Integrated Health System has actively pursued certification of our therapists in a research-based Parkinson’s treatment technique, LSVT BIG and LOUD. We recently held a LSVT BIG certification course on campus. Four instructors trained 60 physical therapists, physical therapy aides, and occupational therapists who will practice at Allied Rehab and Allied Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scranton and Heinz Rehab in Wilkes Barre, as well as the Home Health Division and in outpatient clinics throughout the region.
The Pediatric Program at Allied Rehab and Heinz Rehab is family-centered and culturally sensitive. We provide comprehensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and early childhood education to children of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses. Rehabilitation professionals partner with you to meet the needs of your infant, child or adolescent. Family education is ongoing, with emphasis on carry-over of newly acquired skills in the home environment.
The Spine and Sports Medicine at Heinz Rehab and the Back and Neck Program at Allied Rehab Outpatient Center provide comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation services through a team of physical therapists specially trained in diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions. We aim to get you back to your life before injury and help you achieve your best possible recovery.
The Spine & Sports Medicine Center at Heinz Rehab is the only certified clinical site for Sportsmetrics™ in northeastern Pennsylvania. Sportsmetrics™ is the first and only training program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes and even enhance their level of performance. For those who have sustained a knee injury, the program can help to optimize recovery through its unique design and overall techniques.
At Allied Services Integrated Health System, patient recovery is a team effort. The interdisciplinary treatment teams in our neurological program provide comprehensive care and rehabilitation services for individuals who have experienced these conditions.
Sometimes, exercise can be the best medicine. The Michael J. Aronica, M.D., Wellness Center at Allied Services offers former patients and individuals in the community a specialized exercise program to maintain or improve their health. An exercise physiologist provides initial orientation and instruction, conducts fitness tests, prescribes exercise programs and oversees the program to provide assistance as needed, tracking the fitness progress against the desired goals.
A woman’s body undergoes many changes throughout her lifespan and may present unique health care needs. Physical Therapy can b an integral part of women’s’ healthcare for a variety of medical conditions. The Women’s Health Program, at Allied Rehab in Scranton , provides comprehensive rehab care to women across the life span. A team of physical therapists develop an individual program utilizing the latest technology.
To provide the best care possible for individuals suffering from a debilitating condition or injury, Allied Services provides a comprehensive, seamless continuum of rehabilitative care. Our outpatient programs are primarily for people living safely at home who have completed or did not require a post-acute inpatient stay, but require additional rehabilitative therapy to alleviate physical limitation or pain.
If a patient suffering from a debilitating condition or injury requires intensive, around-the-clock nursing and/or therapy services, but cannot tolerate or does not require the intensity of therapy delivered during an inpatient rehab hospital stay, or their insurance does not cover inpatient rehabilitation, they would be an appropriate candidate for a transitional or long-term stay at our skilled nursing facility. Conversely, if the patient requires 24-hour care and can tolerate the intensity of a stay at one of our rehabilitation hospitals, they would be best suited for a stay at one of our inpatient facilities.
At Allied Services, patient outcome metrics such as average number of visits, pain reduction, reduced function limitation, and likelyhood of recommending Allied Services to others, are among the best in the United States:
98% of our outpatient population reported that their overall rating of care received was either good or very good.
99% of our outpatient population reported that they would recommend out services to others.
98% of our outpatient population reported that they either had no pain or a decrease in their pain during their treatment.
Our outpatient rehabilitation facilities regularly outperform other outpatient rehabilitation providers nationwide. According to statistics compiled by the Press Ganey, Allied Services’ overall patient satisfaction score ranks in the top 10% of participating outpatient rehabilitation centers in the United States.
Referrals & Insurance
Patients need a prescription from their doctor in order to enroll in the outpatient programs at Allied Rehab and Heinz Rehab. Insurance coverage for this program is provided by most health insurance policies. For more information about the program, how to obtain a referral or health insurance coverage, please call 1 (888) REHAB-PA.
Start the referral process by contacting our admissions office. Referrals can be made ONLINE, PHONE, FAX, or EMAIL. Our admissions team can begin the admission process within 24 hours of receiving a referral. We offer this service free of charge and often serve as the referring facility’s primary educator and resource for family services.
If you have any concern with quality or safety that is not adequately addressed by our outpatient facilities, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care, 100 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, 570- 963-3047. You may also contact the Joint Commission Office of Quality Monitoring to report a concern, or register complaints, about a Joint Commission accredited health care organization, by calling 1-800-994-6610.