Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness

The Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness at Portsmouth Regional Hospital offers a unique combination of therapy services, integrative care and supervised exercise in one convenient location. Because our program is hospital-based, you benefit from services tailored to your specific health needs. A team of experts from a variety of specialties coordinates your care, monitors your progress and provides regular updates to your physician.

Advanced care With a personal touch

As one of the most sophisticated rehabilitation programs in New Hampshire, we have a successful record of helping patients recover, regain skills and abilities and return to regular activities as quickly as possible. We're prepared to help you do the same with:

You'll appreciate our wide range of exercise classes, from Pilates and yoga to tai chi and Zumba Latin dance. Take advantage of our warm water pool for aquatic therapy, our walking track and an extensive selection of weight training and exercise equipment. Our goal is to integrate recovery and fitness safely into your everyday activities.

Portsmouth is unique in its focus on integrative therapies such as massage and Reiki to encourage recovery, vitality and well-being. We also offer comprehensive behavioral health services to support individuals on the path to health and wellness.

Comprehensive therapy for better health

Our services are designed for specific health conditions, including stroke, neurologic, diabetes and bariatric wellness. We help orthopedic patients with arthritis, osteoporosis, neck, back or joint pain, sprains and strains, bursitis and tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as individuals recovering from musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgery. Athletes get back in the game with our advanced sports medicine conditioning services.

If you're living with heart or lung conditions, you may be referred for cardiac rehabilitation or pulmonary rehabilitation to help you recover and restore your health.

Our rehabilitation team

At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, your recovery is in expert hands. You benefit from more board-certified clinical specialists in one location than any other rehabilitation facility in New Hampshire. Members of our team of dedicated and caring specialists work together to create a program that fits your goals and needs.

  • Certified Rehabilitation Nurses– Specialize in the care of patients with rehabilitation needs, coordinate care and serve as liaison between the patient, the physician and other medical team members
  • Physiatrists– Board-certified doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation and serve as a key member of your rehab care team
  • Consulting Physicians– A comprehensive range of board-certified specialists
  • Physical Therapists (PT)– Help you learn the easiest and safest ways to improve strength, endurance, mobility, balance and coordination
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)– Teach patients to become as independent as possible in daily routines
  • Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP)– Work with you to facilitate swallowing, oral motor skills, speaking, listening, reading, writing, problem-solving and reasoning skills
  • Pastoral Care Chaplains– Provide spiritual support and counseling on request to patients and families of all denominations
  • Social Workers/Case Managers– Serve as the primary contact for you and your family. Provide updates on progress, schedule conferences and training and connect patients to community resources
  • Clinical Dietitians– Order and prepare meals that meet your individual dietary requirements, while promoting healing and physical well-being
  • Neuropsychologists – Specialize in psychology that focuses on brain function. Evaluations are conducted to assist the treatment team, patient and family in the diagnosis and treatment of difficulties or changes in thinking, memory, language, mood and personality as a result of illness or brain trauma.