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Physical Rehabilitation Services

girl doing physical rehabilitation with Physical Therapist

Physical Rehabilitation Practitioners began to work in the Indian Health Services (IHS) in the early 1960's. Since that time audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and speech-language pathology within the IHS and Tribal programs have continued to expand each year.

Hallmarks of Indian Health Rehabilitation Services include:

  • Community Outreach and Wellness Programs
  • Preventative Education
  • Diabetic Footcare
  • Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • EMG-NCV testing
  • Prosthestic/Orthotic Fabrication, Fitting and Training
  • Women's Health and Urinary Incontinence Programs
  • Developmental Pediatric Clinics
  • Geriatric Programs
  • Falls Prevention
  • Ergonomics Programs
  • Wheelchair Clinics and Assistive Technology Programs
  • Wound Care

Physical Rehabilitation Practitioners within the I.H.S. are leaders within their professional communities and continue to innovatively advance the ways in which they promote, protect, and advance the health and wellness of the American Indians and Alaska Natives that they serve.