Rehabilitation Department



Provides Rehabilitation services for the Down East Maine area

The Rehabilitation Department at Down East Community Hospital is one of the most comprehensive programs in Washington County. Our team of highly skilled, caring and professional therapists provide quality inpatient and outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy.
 
Outpatient treatment visits are scheduled for 45 minutes with a licensed therapist in a private treatment room. All treatment plans of care are directly communicated with your primary care provider. This communication is essential to providing quality comprehensive care.
 
In addition to treatment at our outpatient facility, our team provides skilled physical, occupational and speech therapy services in the inpatient setting.

Speech Therapy services are also provided at Lubec Elementary School.
 
Special Program:
Lymphedema Program - a certified Lymphedema therapist provides Manual Lymphatic Drainage techniques for the treatment of swollen extremities that interfere with activities of daily living that are frequently present after cancer surgeries or in patients with vascular problems. Our certified therapist can also measure and fit for custom stockings.
 
Ergonomic Evaluations - our Occupational and Physical Therapists are able to perform work site and work station evaluations to promote ergonomic safety and function.
 
Swallowing Evaluations - Our Speech Therapist evaluates and develops treatment strategies for patients with swallowing problems using video fluoroscopic imaging in collaboration with the imaging department.
 
Vestibular Rehabilitation - Patients with dizziness, vertigo or unsteady movement caused by inner ear problems are evaluated and treated with specialized techniques, such as the Epley maneuver. They are also instructed in home exercise program to improve symptoms, balance, safety and mobility.
 
Clinic Hours and Services:
Inpatient services are available five days per week. Inpatient physical therapy services are available 6 days per week.
 
Outpatient services are available at our off-campus location at 76 Dublin Street Machias, ME 04654. Appointments are available from 7:00am-5:15pm. Please call for availability and to schedule.

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All services are provided with a physician's referral. All major insurances are accepted with authorized approval from the carrier.
 
Down East Community's Rehabilitation Department looks forward to working with you to improve your function and overall health!