Evaluation, Treatment and Education
The NASA-based AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
The Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute (ROI) at Palmdale Regional Medical Center is dedicated to improving patients' quality of life by helping them achieve optimal health and reach their full functional potential. The institute provides comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment, educates patients and families and consults with other healthcare providers. Therapy services include:
The Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute staff interacts with medical professionals from many disciplines, including neurosciences, orthopedics, gerontology, hematology, oncology and general medicine. Therapy services are provided to outpatients and hospitalized patients.
The Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute has advanced technology, including the NASA-based AlterG® Anti-Gravity® Treadmill. Learn more about this technology >
The clinical expertise and core values of compassion and respect demonstrate the staff's firm commitment to providing high quality care for patients.
The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG is an intensive treatment for Parkinson's disease patients and for other neurological conditions that incorporates exercise to promote strength and motor learning. Patients work with an LSVT-certified occupational or physical therapist, learning how to avoid inactivity and improving:
- Walking speed and size of steps
- Torso rotation
- Performance of activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Confidence and quality of life
Podcast: LSVT BIG Therapy Program
Dr. Bobbie Roberts, PT, DPT, physical therapist at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, discusses the LSVT BIG Therapy program and how it can help Parkinson's patients.
LSVT LOUD is the first speech treatment with level 1 evidence and established efficacy for treating voice and speech disorders in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) with application to other neurological disorders.
Research on LSVT LOUD has documented improved impact on multiple levels of functioning in people with PD following treatment including:
- Increased vocal loudness
- Improved articulation and speech intelligibility
- Improved intonation
- Improvements in facial expression
How Does LSVT Work?
Treatment occurs over the course of 4-6 weeks. Each week, patients will participate in 2-4 session, lasting up to 60 minutes each. Patients will be encouraged to perform exercises daily at home and practice the techniques learned in clinic when not attending sessions.
The institute offers a wide range of specialty programs, including:
- COVID-19 outpatient rehabilitation
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation
- Muscle, bone and joint rehabilitation
- Hand therapy
- Lymphedema care and management
- Neurological and stroke rehabilitation
- Golf-specific health and swing mechanics
- Inner ear and balance disorders
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Functional capacity rehabilitation and return to work training
Original print creative developed prior to the COVID-19 precautions currently in place. Palmdale Regional Medical Center adheres to all mandated COVID-19 precautions, including universal masking.