Rehabilitation in Fredericksburg, VA
Get Back to Normal with Mary Washington Hospital
Physical therapy focuses on the evaluation, management, and prevention
of human motion disorders. It’s often recommended to enhance neck,
back, and spine care. It also aids recovery from sports-related and orthopedic
injuries, joint replacement, stroke, post-surgical conditions, neurological
conditions, movement disorders and pelvic floor dysfunction. It’s
useful in helping to manage the effects of injuries, arthritis, and various
types of chronic pain.
Physical therapy services at Fredericksburg include:
- Rehabilitation for General orthopedic conditions
- Osteoporosis prevention/treatment
- Oncology rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation for Neurological conditions (stroke, TBI, etc.)
- Parkinson's LSVT BIG program
- Pre-employment physicals
Physical therapy’s goal is to restore mobility (movement) and function
and prevent further disability. Physical therapists, also known as PTs,
are important members of the rehabilitation team who are able to evaluate
and treat health problems and disabilities resulting from injury, disease,
overuse of muscles or tendons, pain, or loss of a body part.
Your therapist may help you with, or provide information on:
- Mobility (movement)
- Balance and gait retraining
- Activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Manual therapeutic techniques
- Strengthening of the musculoskeletal system
- Flexibility and posture
- Sports/ activity/ work related return to function
- Muscle retraining
- Pain management
- Cardiovascular reconditioning
- Use of orthotics (braces, splints), prosthetics (artificial limbs) and
Wheelchair/ walkers/ canes/ crutches
- Development of therapeutic Exercise programs
Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation in Fredericksburg
Sustaining an injury that affects your ability to complete work and life
activities can be traumatic. We’re here to help you regain your
health and mobility as promptly and fully as possible so you can return
to functional daily living.
Our occupational therapy services at Fredericksburg include:
- Lymphedema management
- Oncology rehab
- Hand therapy
- Rehabilitation for neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinson's, head
Occupational therapy helps people with physical, developmental, or emotional
disabilities lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. An occupational
therapist, or OT, is part of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team.
Speech-Language Therapy in Fredericksburg
Adults recovering from surgery, illness, or injury, can benefit from speech-language
therapy. Our Fredericksburg speech-language pathologists work one-on-one
with you to help you overcome difficulties with:
- Neurological conditions
- Speech and language
In addition, we offer:
- Oncology rehabilitation
- Parkinson's LSVT LOUD program
Speech-language pathologists specialize in assessing, diagnosing, and treating
people with communication problems that result from disability, surgery,
or developmental disorders. They are also instrumental in rehabilitating
disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice,
and fluency. This includes both receptive (understanding speech) and expressive
(speaking) communication problems. They also evaluate and treat swallowing
disorders due to stroke, brain injury, or other nervous system impairments.
Our speech-language pathologists hold a master's degree and a Certificate
of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology through the American
Speech and Hearing Association (CCC-SLP).
Rehabilitation Services of Fredericksburg
Ambulatory Services Center
1201 Sam Perry Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: (540) 741-1542
Meet Our Rehab Team at Mary Washington Hospital
Barbara Harrison, Office Assistant
Barbara helps patients at our front desk. In her spare time, she likes
to read, listen to music, and be an active member of her church.
Bobbi Stoakes, LPTA
Since Bobbi graduated from Central Pennsylvania College as a physical therapist
assistant, her focus has been on neurological rehabilitation, promoting
health and wellness, and helping people move forward. She enjoys outdoor
activities in her spare time.
Carol Gaudio, COTA, Occupational Therapy Assistant
Carol graduated from Jefferson College of Health Sciences as an occupational
therapy assistant. She has been a certified occupational therapy assistant
in a variety of areas including acute care, day rehabilitation, outpatient
and skilled nursing.
Danielle Barnett, Rehab Tech
Emily Robleza-Garalde, OT, Occupational Therapist
Emily graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in occupational
therapy. Her focus is on adult/pediatric neurology and lymphedema treatment
with post-breast-cancer patients. Emily is an advocate for health promotion
and enabling people to have productive lives. She enjoys photography and cooking.
Frank Otley, BS, LPTA
Frank Otley is a PTA graduate of Martin Community College, with a bachelor’s
degree in healthcare management from East Carolina University. He specializes
in orthopedics, with focus on returning patients to their highest functional
level using evidence-based approaches, including augmented soft tissue
mobilization techniques. His hobbies include soccer and independent films.
Jerry Bradley, SLP-CCC, Speech-Language Pathologist
As a graduate of the University of Mary Washington with a master’s
degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Virginia, Jerry’s
specialty is adult neurological dysfunction, voice, and swallowing. She
completed a clinical fellowship at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
and is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment for Parkinson's
disease patients, vital stim neuromuscular stimulation, and deep pharyngeal
Katherine Baker, OT, OTR/L
Katherine earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from Virginia
Commonwealth University. Her experience includes treating patients with
orthopedic, neurological, and cardiac conditions, neonatal and adult intensive
care, and post-surgery. Katherine is pursuing hand therapy certification.
She enjoys water and mountains, running, biking, yoga, boating, skiing,
live music, art, and dancing.
Kathy Duval, MS, CCC-SLP, Director
Kathy is Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Mary Washington
and Stafford Hospital inpatient and outpatient services. She holds a master’s
degree in communication disorders from Colorado State University and a
bachelor’s degree in audiology and speech sciences from Purdue University.
Her experience includes acute care and rehabilitation, long-term care,
and home health.
Kristen VanderWijst, PT, DPT
Kristen earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Shenandoah University.
She enjoys helping people recover from orthopedic injuries, and uses manual
therapy techniques as well as individualized exercise programs to help
patients work toward their goals. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys running.
LaGranda Delaney, Office Assistant
LaGranda attended the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School and Washington
School for Secretaries. She assists patients with paperwork and appointments
so they can focus on regaining their health. In her spare time, she enjoys
cooking and singing in the church choir.
Mariana Quiles, Rehab Tech
Paula Dorca, PTA
Phu Le, PT, DPT
Rich Gaudio, PT, GCS
Rich received his master’s degree in physical therapy from SUNY Upstate
Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He is nationally certified as
a geriatric specialist with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
and a certified LSVT BIG instructor for the treatment of those with Parkinson's
disease. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and bible study.
Sharon Baines, Rehab Technician
Sharon is dedicated to helping patients in their recovery. In her spare
time, she enjoys hiking, walking, traveling, and photography.
Theresa Butler, Rehab Concierge
Theresa is a scheduler for outpatient services who enjoys witnessing the
power of natural healing.
Wanda Green, Office Assistant
Wanda assists our patients, and her duties include being an expert on our
electronic medical records system and helping her co-workers make the
transition to paperless patient care.
Matthew Tatu, PTA
Matthew Tatu is a PTA graduate from Northern Virginia Community College
and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems
from Radford University. He enjoys treating patients with neurologic and
orthopedic conditions, research, and incorporating evidence based practice
approaches. Matthew is a fitness enthusiast and also enjoys reading and
watching documentaries in his downtime.