Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy


Inpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are available to patients in our acute, swing, skilled, and long-term care settings. Our focus is to help restore each patient’s function to allow them to become as independent as possible and to be discharged to the appropriate setting. Our rehabilitation staff works closely with physicians and nursing staff to coordinate care for patients to maximize their progress with therapy.

We provide education and training to families of patients, as appropriate, before discharge to ensure carryover with progress made in rehabilitation. Therapists are involved in discharge planning to ensure the patients have appropriate services, such as home therapy, and assistive and adaptive equipment upon discharge from our facility.

Outpatient physical and occupational therapy services are available to patients in our outpatient department located at Grant Memorial Hospital. Convenient parking, wheelchair accessibility, and individualized care are provided. We treat patients of all ages with a variety of injuries and physical impairments.

Conditions We Treat

Grant Memorial Hospital provides Inpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for the following conditions:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Athletic injury
  • Back
  • Burn
  • Damage to tendons and nerves
  • Dysphagia
  • Gait or balance disturbance
  • Hand injury (post-surgical)
  • Lymphedema
  • Neurological diagnosis
  • Orthopedic injury or problem
  • Pediatrics
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post-surgical
  • Scar
  • Speech and language disorder
  • Sprain and strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vertigo
  • Weakness
  • Wound

Treatments and Services

Our therapists use research-driven techniques to help patients meet their goals. Available therapy options include:

Aquatic therapy

Aquatic physical therapy is provided at Hardy County Wellness Center by Grant Memorial Hospital therapists.

Water can allow for movement to be performed with reduced forces on the joints. It promotes relaxation and decreases muscle guarding and spasm, which can allow for easier movement and weightbearing. Many can benefit, including pre- and post- surgical patients, as well as people with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, balance disorders, sports injuries, and orthopaedic conditions.

A physician referral is required.

Graston Technique

We have two Graston Technique providers on staff to provide a remarkable procedure to detect and treat areas of scar tissue or adhesions in soft tissue that can reduce range of motion and cause pain. These specialists use specially designed, stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver this manual therapy.

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

We have certified therapists in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD and LSVT BIG, a highly researched treatment protocol for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

LSVT LOUD has documented improvements in vocal loudness, intonation, voice quality, articulation, diminished facial expression, and impaired swallowing. LSVT BIG has documented improvements in faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance, increased trunk rotation, and improved activities of daily living.

Pelvic health therapy

Pelvic health therapy is a treatment approach aimed at addressing the many issues that can affect the pelvis, pelvic muscles, organs, and how they function.

Our therapist has advanced training from Herman & Wallace in the anatomy and physiology of these areas, as well as how dysfunction impacts proper function, comfort, independence, and the dignity of our patients.

Treatments are provided with privacy and comfort in mind.

Swallow study

Our speech therapist is a registered MBSImP (modified barium swallow impairment profile) clinician. Grant Memorial Hospital is one of four registered facilities in West Virginia to provide this service. It utilizes standardized and evidence-based practice to interpret physiological swallowing impairments observed during the modified barium swallow study.

A videofluoroscopic swallowing study is available to patients to allow the speech therapist to more specifically determine the cause for difficulty swallowing.


Clinic hours are available Monday through Friday. Call 304-257-1026, ext. 2462.

View frequently asked questions to help prepare for your first physical therapy appointment.