Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Singing River Health System provides outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy specialty services utilizing comprehensive treatments.

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy speciality services are provided at multiple locations. Therapists work closely with each patient and physician to assure effective and efficient outcomes management.

Physical Therapy

The Goal of Physical Therapy

The goal of outpatient physical therapy is to help restore lost motor function, to resolve pain, and to prevent future injuries. It begins with an evaluation of injuries and a plan for a course of treatment.

Available Therapeutic Treatments

  • Gross motor development/conditioning activities
  • Neuromuscular retraining
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Movement skills
  • Balance/gait training
  • Coordination skills
  • Standardized testing of motor abilities
  • Assistance with posturing and mobility equipment
  • Orthotic recommendations
  • Power wheelchair assessment and training

Diagnostic Testing & Treatment Tools

In the course of physical therapy or occupational therapy, you may encounter a number of tests such as

  • Isokinetic testing
  • Biofeedback (surface EMG)
  • Neurocom SMART Balance Master (for objective assessment and functional training of sensory organization, limits of stability and adaption)
  • Virtualis Balance Virtual Reality System (360-degree immersion into an impairment-specific setting)
  • Biodex and LiteGait (partial body weight-supported treadmill gait training)
  • Dynavision D2 (to improve peripheral vision, reaction time, information processing)
  • Running analysis
  • Real Eyes Binocular and Monocular Video Goggles
  • Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) (visual coordination, reaction, perception, and cognitive training)
  • Bioness L300 for foot drop
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulator (upper limb motor deficits)
  • Hydrotrak (underwater treadmill)
  • High Velocity Training Cage
  • Indoor Plyometric Track

Occupational Therapy

The Goal of Occupational Therapy

The goal of outpatient occupational therapy is to help restore daily living functions that were lost as a result of mental, physical, developmental or emotionally disabling conditions.

Available Therapeutic Treatments

  • Handwriting and fine motor skill training
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Custom splinting of neurological conditions
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Constraint casting and treatment
  • Neuromuscular retraining
  • Adaptive equipment training
  • Standardized testing of fine motor ability
  • Lymphedema for arms, legs, and trunk

Speech Therapy

The Goal of Speech Therapy

The goal of outpatient speech therapy is to help prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders.

Available Therapeutic Treatments

  • Language therapy
  • Articulation therapy
  • Dysphasia therapy
  • Oral motor therapy
  • Assistive therapy
  • Fluency and voice therapy

Diagnostic Testing & Treatment Tools

  • VitalStim Electrotherapy system for swallowing disorders
  • Visi-Pitch™
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation (FEES)
  • Head & Neck Lymphedema
    • Following head and neck cancer
    • Following surgical interventions to head and neck

Other Tests and Treatments

  • Kinesio taping
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial release
  • Cupping
  • Joint mobilization
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • McKenzie spine programs
  • Wheelchair/DME assessments
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Industrial therapy
  • Swallow studies


  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Massage
  • Heat/Ice
  • Traction

Frequently Asked Questions

When my doctor recommends therapy, do I have a choice on where to go? 

Yes, you may request to receive therapy at a specific clinic or with a specific therapist. Sometimes your doctor will have recommendations on where to go for specific treatments.

What can I expect from my first appointment? 

You will be asked to fill out some paperwork so that we may get a full picture of your diagnosis and patient history.

Then, your therapist will do a full evaluation that may include measurements and diagnostic testing. This appointment may also include modalities (ice, heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc.) Your therapist will then discuss with you the course of action for your specific treatment.

When should I arrive?

If it is your first appointment, you should arrive 15 minutes early in order to complete the first-time paperwork.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Wear comfortable clothes that are not restrictive and allow for freedom of movement. Tennis shoes are preferred for footwear. If you are coming in for a running analysis, please wear or bring your current running shoes.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your current medication list, identification card, insurance card and any braces or orthotics you use.

How long will the appointment last?

Appointment times vary but typically take about an hour.

How many times do I need to come in?

This will vary, but your therapist will determine this at the evaluation. The average is typically two to three times per week.

I have a problem with transportation. Is there assistance for that?

Yes, Singing River Health System offers transportation for those in need of this service in Jackson County. For more information, contact (228) 809-5088.

How do I get a referral for therapy?

You must have a referral from a doctor. This will either be given to you or sent directly to our clinic.