Rehabilitation Therapy


Patients recovering from severe injury or illness can receive individualized care from the dedicated staff at South Texas Health System Outpatient Rehabilitation located at Sharyland Towne Crossing in Mission, Texas. Whether you were injured at work, playing sports, or during your everyday routine, outpatient rehab can help you reach your optimal level of function and independence.

Rehabilitation Therapy Services Provided

We provide three different types of therapy: physical, occupational and speech.

Physical Therapy

Outpatient physical therapy can help patients reduce pain through exercises that are designed to restore strength, improve balance and increase endurance. By addressing specific conditions related to diseases or the effects of total joint replacements, physical therapy activities will focus on restoring mobility and independence. Patients will also learn how to properly use mobility devices such as walkers, canes, braces and artificial limbs.

The physical therapists on staff are skilled in treating a variety of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and neurological injuries or disorders including:

  • Low back and neck pain, sciatica
  • Arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pain and inflammation, muscle spasms
  • Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy
  • Muscle weakness, difficulty walking
  • Fractures, sprains or strains
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel
  • Lymphedema and vestibular therapy
  • Balance problems, vertigo

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists use therapeutic approaches to restore and enhance each patient’s living skills. Patients are trained to resume their daily routines, including going to the bathroom, grooming, bathing, dressing, cooking and working. Our outpatient occupational therapy services include an individualized evaluation with the patient, family and occupational therapist to determine goals, customized intervention to improve the patient’s ability to perform daily activities and reach goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that goals are being met or to make changes to the intervention plan.

The occupational therapists on staff treat the following diagnoses:

  • CVA
  • Amputees
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Upper extremity disorders
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Head injuries
  • Physical trauma
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Patients recovering from surgery
  • Nerve injuries

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists evaluate and provide outpatient speech therapy for adults with communication disorders, including speech, language, swallowing, cognitive communication, social communication, pragmatics, auditory processing, fluency (stuttering) and voice disorders. Speech-language pathologists also provide training for using alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) devices and provide home exercise programs to increase functional outcomes of therapy.

The speech-language pathologists on staff are skilled in treating the following:

  • CVA
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • CNS diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic sclerosis (ALS)
  • Brain tumors
  • Huntington’s
  • Subdural hematoma/hemorrhage
  • Irritable larynx
  • Chronic cough
  • Paradoxical vocal fold motion
  • Tracheostomy