young boy during a physical therapy consultation

Speech Therapy

Address communication and swallowing challenges with a treatment plan based on your unique health conditions.

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy treats a variety of challenges including difficulty with speaking and writing due to word-finding and thought organization challenges, difficulty understanding what others are saying, difficulty understanding and retaining what is read, mispronunciation, poor breath support, weak voice, chronic hoarseness, and more.

Benefits of speech therapy

Speech therapy helps patients regain control over communication and/or swallowing challenges. Several conditions or injuries can cause speech issues, and regular speech therapy can help improve communication, function, and understanding.

female physical therapist speaking with her older male patient

What can speech therapy help with?

Our experienced speech therapists can help improve the ability to communicate, when it’s caused by a number of diagnoses, including:

  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Voice problems
female physical therapist speaking with her male patient during a consultation

What to expect

Your first physical therapy appointment is about creating a personalized treatment plan based on your health history, diagnosis, and goals. Here’s what you can expect at your first physical therapy appointment:

Your first appointment will last about an hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

If applicable, bring your physician referral or prescription, insurance card, paperwork, ID, and co-payment.

At your appointment, we’ll do an initial evaluation and discuss your care plan.

*Services are not available at every location. Visit our Locations page for more details.

Physical therapy insurance & payment options

We work with most major insurance providers. Although coverage will vary from plan to plan, many physical therapy, occupational therapy and speciality therapy programs are covered under insurance. Learn more about our insurance coverage and self-pay options for physical therapy.