Therapeutic Services


Therapeutic Services for Ventilator Weaning at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Therapeutic Services for patients in our Ventilator Weaning Program:

  • Speech Therapy – Being able to communicate effectively with others is a key element in building a patient’s self-esteem. Speech Therapy is designed to help patients learn how to communicate to the best of their abilities. Our Speech Therapists assess language abilities to determine communication potential and evaluates swallowing capabilities. A central focus of this program is teaching the patient how to use a Passy-Muir valve to enable speech.
  • Occupational Therapy – When physical, cognitive, sensory, motor, and/or psychological dysfunction have impaired a patient’s ability to perform his or her daily activities, Occupational Therapy can help develop the skills they need for everyday living.
  • Physical Therapy – For patients who been injured, or have diseases that affect their neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary or central and peripheral nervous systems, physical therapy can help restore, maintain and promote their overall physical abilities.
  • Therapeutic Recreation – These activities are designed to help patients meet their life-directed goals, despite any physical, mental or emotional challenges they may face.

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation

For many patients, a successful return to work – or even daily, routine activities – requires additional care and treatment beyond their hospitalization. Our patients enter Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation after their hospital stay, however many others come to us at the suggestion of their doctor if they are experiencing difficulties with strength, endurance or breathing techniques resulting from pulmonary illness or injury.

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to help individuals with pulmonary problems develop new strategies for monitoring and controlling their symptoms, so they can lead a more active life. Under the supervision of our pulmonary specialists, participants will develop the knowledge and skills to increase their strength and endurance and decrease their need for hospitalization and episodes of shortness of breath

The supervised program of exercise and education is open to individuals diagnosed with diseases such as emphysema, chronic asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases.

How do I make an appointment?

A physician referral is needed to enroll in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Our staff is happy to assist you in making any necessary arrangements.

Call: (203) 741-3351

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program brochure




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Gaylord Hospital

Gaylord Farm Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 284-2800

Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics
and Sports Medicine

8 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473

203-230-9226 / 203-284-2818 Sleep Medicine

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