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Rehabilitation

Let us help get your life back on track

Surgery, injury or illness can take you out of action. When you’re ready to get back to your routine, your body may not be. That’s why we’re here. Our goal is to help restore your best possible quality of life.

Rehabilitation services and physical therapy at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center can help relieve your pain and increase your strength, flexibility, mobility and endurance. We offer inpatient and outpatient services. We also provide patient and family education to help you understand your condition and have the greatest potential for improvement.

Cardiac rehabilitation

If you've suffered a heart attack or had heart surgery, your cardiologist may recommend a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program. We have just what the doctor ordered. Our program includes:

  • Supervised exercise and education program
  • Dietary counseling
  • Stress management
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Risk factor identification and counseling
  • Medication education
Pulmonary rehabilitation

If you suffer from shortness of breath, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis or other breathing difficulty, we may be able to improve your life. Pulmonary rehabilitation at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center is an education and exercise program designed to help people like you get back to the life and the activities you enjoy.

Our staff of registered nurses and certified respiratory therapists will teach you about your lungs and show you how to exercise and do daily activities with less shortness of breath. Most important, our staff will help you learn how to live better with your lung condition.

The program includes:

  • Supervised exercise instruction
  • Functional training for daily life activities
  • Energy conservation tips and techniques
  • Breathing retraining
  • Stress management
  • Medication education
For more information about cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, call

910-721-3150

For general information about heart or lung health, visit our online health library

Physical therapy

Our licensed, skilled therapists provide rehabilitation services for:

  • Athletic and performing arts injuries
  • Orthopedic surgeries and spinal fusion
  • Total joint replacement
  • Back and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wounds
  • Adult neurological disorders
  • Stroke
  • Chronic pain
  • Balance problems, dizziness and vertigo
For more information about physical therapy at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, call

910-721-3157

Speech therapy

If you are experiencing difficulties with speech, language or hearing, our speech therapy program may be able to help you.

Speech services include:

  • Speech assessments
  • Speech treatment; includes fluency treatment for specific conditions, such as stuttering
  • Voice therapy
  • Cognitive retraining to help improve memory and problem solving skills
  • Assistance with alternative communication methods

We are also able to assist those who have discomfort or difficulty swallowing. Sometimes called dysphagia, swallowing problems are very common and often result from neurological injuries or disease. Swallowing services include:

  • Swallowing evaluation and treatment
  • Eating evaluations
  • VitalStim Therapy, an advanced treatment for dysphagia
  • Modified barium swallow studies which use various foods and liquid consistencies under X-ray to determine the area of difficulty and establish a treatment program.
For more information about our speech therapy program, call 

910-721-1228