Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient Rehab and Skilled Nursing Care

When your recovery requires you to stay on our campus, we make your rehabilitation
our priority.

Staffed by our award-winning therapists and nurses, Friendship Health is devoted to creating an environment that enhances quality of life, promotes independence, inspires hope, and helps make faster recoveries. Here are some of our most popular services.

Physical Therapy:

Restores function for individuals who have experienced neuromuscular or skeletal dysfunction. Our physical therapy programs can:

  • Improve strength, balance, muscle function, and range of motion
  • Collaborate with your orthopedist on your therapy program before and after joint replacement surgery
  • Train for mobility, gait, stability, posture, and positioning, including methods for fall prevention
  • Aquatic rehab in our warm-water therapy pool with less impact on joints, beneficial for arthritis
  • Wellness education and home exercise programs

Speech/Language Pathology:

Addresses difficulties with communication, swallowing, and cognitive decline. Our speech/language therapies include:

  • Improve swallowing to decrease choking risk
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication skills including stroke rehab
  • Hearing screenings
  • Dementia Level Staging
  • VitalStim™ therapy to improve swallow function
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Loud®
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation and Swallowing (FEES)

Occupational Therapy:

Restores and maintains the functionality of daily living, independence, and safety. Our occupational therapy programs offer:

  • Education and training in bathing, grooming, dressing, and meal preparation
  • Adaptive techniques for continued independence in your home
  • Energy conservation/ work simplification techniques
  • Strengthening and coordination exercises
  • Hand therapy and exercises to reduce the effects of arthritis or other joint conditions related to joint movement
  • Home modification assessments

Specialized Orthopedic Care:

Rehab for joint replacement, post-fracture, post-surgical/trauma, arthritis, sprain/strains, and degenerative joint disease. We also bring a smooth transition from pre-surgical admissions process to a custom rehabilitation program to ultimately get you back to living your life.

Specialized Cardiac Care:

After a heart attack, cardiac surgery, illness, or other cardiac-related condition our individualized programs, our team of physiatrists and full-time physical, occupational, and speech therapists will develop goals for you to achieve the best possible outcome.

Specialized Neuro-Muscular Care:

For those affected by neuro-muscular disorders, such as stroke/ cerebrovascular accident (CVA), transient ischemic attacks (TIA’s), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or Parkinson’s Disease. We provide comprehensive therapy designed to restore maximum functional performance and overall well-being.

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema can be best described as chronic swelling or edema. This swelling may occur when lymph (excess fluid, proteins, and other substances) increases in body tissues. This can happen anywhere in the body but especially occurs in the legs, arms, neck, and abdomen. Lymphedema occurs when the normal drainage of fluid is disrupted by a blockage or removal of the lymph nodes, which are responsible for collecting and carrying the lymph back to the bloodstream.

Lymphedema impacts 10 million American. A Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) possesses a broad knowledge of the lymphatic system and can safely work with patients to best manage individual lymphedema needs. At Friendship, our CLT’s offer comprehensive and individualized programs including:

  • A specialized manual massage technique called complete decongestive therapy, which allows for the fluid to be manually pumped out of the body
  • Individualized sizing and use of a multilayered compression garment, pump or wraps to maintain the decongested limb
  • Education regarding an appropriate exercise program and diet recommendations to facilitate the elimination of waste from the body
  • Maintenance of range of motion and function of the affected limb and involved joints
  • Instruction on appropriate skin hygiene to involved areas to decrease risk of complications
  • A home maintenance program to manage the area independently upon completion of rehab services

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Friendship North Campus

367 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24012


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5647 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA 24018


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1851 Harrogate Dr, Salem, VA 24153