Rehabilitation therapy is a vital part of recovering from hospitalization, an accident or an injury. Through outpatient rehabilitation, patients increase their strength, knowledge and abilities. Coliseum Northside Outpatient Rehabilitation Services provides each patient an individualized treatment plan with the goal of regaining mobility and function, reclaiming Independence and improving their quality of life. Our quality rehabilitation services are reflected through our knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Coliseum Northside Outpatient Rehabilitation Services provides treatment for:

  • Pain including back, neck, shoulder, arm, leg, knee, foot and ankle
  • Arthritis
  • Orthopedic injuries, including sprains and strains
  • Gait and balance disturbances
  • Decreased range of motion and endurance limitations
  • Acute and chronic conditions
  • Post-surgical conditions, including amputations
  • Stroke and other neurological conditions
  • Speech and language deficits
  • Voice disorders
  • Memory deficits

Specialty programs:

  • Lymphedema
  • Breast Cancer post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Vital Stimulation for Dysphagia and swallowing difficulty
  • Vertigo and vestibular conditions

Patient benefits from therapy include:

Physical Therapy

  • Improved range of motion, balance and coordination
  • Increased strength and function
  • Pain management
  • Decreased joint swelling and inflammation
  • Fall prevention and safety awareness

Occupational Therapy

  • Restored abilities or alternative ways in performing daily living skills with activities such as self-care (dressing, bathing eating, and meal preparation)
  • Education and treatment to protect the joints and conserve energy to prevent further deterioration
  • Restored and addressed upper extremity movement and motor skills deficits

Speech Therapy

  • Regained control of communication and language abilities
  • Improved comprehension/ memory to manage daily life skills
  • Improved safe swallowing abilities


Lymphedema is a condition that results in swelling, most commonly in the arms or legs, although it can also occur in the abdomen, head or neck, or external genitalia. Most patients develop Lymphedema following surgery and/or radiation therapy for various cancers. Other patients develop it without obvious cause. Still others develop Lymphedema after trauma, blood clots, or circulation problems.

Signs and symptoms

  • Swelling of part or all of your arm or leg, including fingers or toes
  • A feeling of heaviness or tightness in your affected arm or leg
  • Restricted range of motion/movement in your affected arm or leg
  • Aching or discomfort in your affected arm or leg
  • Recurring infections in your affected arm or leg
  • Hardening and thickening of the skin (fibrosis) in your affected arm or leg

Treatment options

A thorough evaluation is performed by one of our Lymphedema specialists to determine the amount of swelling present, assess skin and tissue changes, and to take a detailed background of medical history and past attempts to control the disease process. After the evaluation, the therapist and patient together formulate an individualized plan to address the impairments identified. The plan may include:

  • compression bandaging
  • manual lymph drainage
  • exercise
  • skin care
  • education regarding Lymphedema risk reduction strategies
  • compression garment recommendations
  • development of a home program
  • Kinesio Taping