Outpatient Rehabilitation

Houston Methodist is home to the most comprehensive outpatient rehab program in the region. Our specialists provide exceptional care in a supportive, healing environment.  

Home to the top-rated orthopedics and sports medicine  program in Texas, Houston Methodist offers the full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy services in a convenient outpatient setting. Our licensed rehabilitation therapists are trained in the latest tools and treatments to make sure you receive high-quality, personalized care. 

Whether you are recovering from joint surgery, healing from an injury or have a chronic condition that requires lifelong care, our goal is to help you restore or improve function and get back to enjoying your favorite activities 

Depending on your health needs, your care plan may include a combination of services: 


Outpatient Rehabilitation at Houston Methodist

What specialty programs are available?

Houston Methodist builds rehab treatment plans around your unique needs and recovery goals. Our hands-on therapists are experts in their field and maintain close communication with your doctors throughout therapy. 

Our specialty programs include:


  • Sports rehabilitationOur physical therapists and athletic trainers specialize in recovery after a sports injury, joint replacement or other orthopedic surgery. Treatment to restore range –of –motion and joint and muscle function are integral parts of your recovery plan. Working closely with the experts in our top-ranked orthopedic program, we can arrange an appointment with a board-certified orthopedic specialist. Our sports rehabilitation services partner with all types of athletes — whether you are a professional athlete, a first-time marathon runner or are looking to take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood — our goal is to keep you strong and in the game. 

  • Neurological rehab for stroke and brain injuries – When it comes to recovering from serious brain injuries, you need experts who are trained in treating these delicate conditions. We work one-on-one with our patients to improve areas of dysfunction, such as paralysis, poor balance, vision impairment and loss of mobility, which are often side effects of neurological illnesses. Stroke recovery is led by a specialized team that includes physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

  • Cardiac rehabilitation – Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program creates an individualized treatment plan that focuses on nutrition, exercise, stress management and lifestyle modifications that can be helpful in preventing future heart attacks. Our exercise physiologists maintain close communication and coordination with your doctor throughout treatment. 

What treatments are available?

Houston Methodist’s state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities are equipped with the most advanced technology and equipment available. Our rehab specialists use these tools to help you rebuild muscle strength and improve balance. 


  • BioDex Body Weight Supported Walking System – A supported harness that allows patients with gait and balance limitations the freedom to walk without fear of falling.
  • Biodex Gait Trainer – Gives the therapist information on stride length and speed to help determine the best solution for those with walking difficulties.
  • Bioness L300 GO – Uses mild electrical stimulation to help patients who experience foot pain or numbness???? when moving their knees or walking.
  • Ekso GT – Wearable bionic suit that helps people with lower extremity weakness to stand and walk. 
  • KayPENTAX voice training software – Uses acoustic analysis for speech and voice evaluation and treatment.
  • Specialized iPad applications – Helps people with voice difficulties using the latest technology available for portable devices.
  • Vital Stim Therapy – Uses mild electrical stimulation to help those who have difficulty swallowing.
  • Wheelchair pressure mapping system – Helps therapists determine the most appropriate seating options for wheelchair users.

I need advanced care or a second opinion.

We understand the concerns that come when an illness or injury affects your ability to move, talk or take care of yourself. Whether you are seeking treatment for the first time or are looking for a second opinion, we’re here to help. Houston Methodist’s compassionate team of rehab specialists can design a treatment plan personalized to your specific needs.   

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