Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
Now Offering Telehealth and In-Clinic Rehab Visits
We now provide telehealth services for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology services, in addition to in-clinic visits. Please call 202-715-5655, option 2, to schedule a visit. A therapist will then call you to discuss if telehealth is the right option for you, and will help you with the technology as needed.
A disabling injury or illness can create lifestyle changes and cause frustrating setbacks. No matter if you were injured at work or playing sports or if you are recovering from major injury or illness, the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at the George Washington University Hospital can help.
Our recently expanded and upgraded facility now gives patients more than 17,000 square feet of beautifully designed and naturally lit space. We've added modern technology such as the AlterG® Treadmill and the Bioness® Vector Gait Training System to help you achieve your goals as quick as possible.
To contact the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, please call 202-715-5655, or email OutpatientRehab@gwu-hospital.com.
Patient Safety During COVID-19
The Outpatient Rehabilitation Center is taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and the DC Department of Health. Here are the precautions we are taking:
- Screening all patients via phone before scheduling an evaluation to assess for high risk, COVID exposure, travel history, and symptom history, and to stratify needs.
- Virtual check-in for the first visit so forms can be filled out online and not in the facility.
- Individual treatment sessions.
- Temperature checks and screening questions to all persons entering the building.
- Encouraging patients to arrive at the time of their follow up appointment to reduce the amount of waiting time in the waiting room.
- A uni-directional flow of foot traffic in the clinic will be followed.
- Social distancing in waiting room via chair placement.
- Social distancing is in effect in treatment areas. Private room usage will be prioritized whenever possible.
- Plexiglass installed at reception desk.
- Dedicated, high impact staff member assigned to each floor daily to conduct comprehensive cleaning of equipment and common areas.
- No visitors are allowed to accompany patients to their clinic visits.
We appreciate your patience during this time as we work to provide the highest quality patient care possible. Thank you, as always, for trusting GW Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center with your care.
Named Best Physical Rehabilitation Center in Washington, DC by Newsweek
The George Washington University Hospital was named the best physical rehabilitation center in Washington, DC in 2022 by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a leading global provider of statistics and rankings.
As a patient, you will receive individualized therapy from highly skilled physical, occupational and speech therapists. The center now includes a functional apartment that lets patients practice activities of daily living in a functional kitchen with full-size appliances. At GW Hospital, we focus on patients' abilities – not their disabilities – to instill the confidence they need to achieve their maximum level of independence.
Outpatient Therapy Services are integral to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with functional limitation or loss resulting from disability, disease or injury. Patients at The Outpatient Rehabilitation Center are treated for common therapy diagnoses.
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Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
2131 K. Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20037
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Conveniently located near the Foggy Bottom Metro Station
- Most insurance carriers, Medicare and Workers’ Compensation accepted
- Licensed and certified clinicians
Download, print and complete the form you need for your first appointment:
GW Hospital offers aquatic therapy as an alternative form of rehabilitation aimed at improving strength and flexibility while decreasing stress and pressure on the joints.
Physical therapists at GW Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Center help improve or restore mobility, reduce pain and prevent disability. They are experienced in treating a wide array of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and neurological injuries/disorders.
Through upper body strengthening and coordination, fine and gross motor control development, training in the use of self-help aids and work/home evaluations, occupational therapists promote safety and help people relearn and master the skills needed for self-care, work and play.
Speech and Language Rehabilitation Services
The experienced and certified speech language pathologists at GW Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Center offer a comprehensive program of evaluation and treatment for individuals who develop speech, language, swallowing or cognitive deficits following an injury or illness.
Joint Replacement Rehab Program
The joint program focuses on optimizing patient readiness for and recovery from joint replacement surgery. Patients will be seen prior to surgery to review how best to prepare for surgery and what to expect when they get home from the hospital. Patients will be on a formalized surgeon-therapist collaborative protocol for postoperative rehabilitation. The primary goal is to restore independent function and optimize mobility as quickly as possible.
Physical therapy programs in sports medicine, aquatic therapy, dance rehabilitation, ACL rehabilitation, walking and wellness, running rehab, dry needling, oncology rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation and neurologic rehabilitation are available to meet patients' unique needs.
The AlterG® Treadmill allows for ultra-low impact running using differential air pressure (DAP) technology. This enables you to lower the impact of your body weight by up to 80 percent, which will decrease joint stress and allow a faster return to running with less risk of re-injury.
Bioness® Vector Gait Training System
The Bioness® Vector gait training system provides over 90 feet of overhead tracking and use of robotic technology to practice safe return to independent walking. By providing Dynamic Body Weight Support and preventing falls, the Vector provides a real-world experience and promotes an early start to pre-gait activities, over-ground gait rehabilitation and activities of daily living.
GW Hospital’s newly expanded Outpatient Rehabilitation Department now includes a functional “apartment.” This two-room space lets patients practice activities of daily living in a functional kitchen with full-size appliances. A bedroom and a dry bathtub for practicing in-home positional transfers is located in the second room. Practicing real-world activities is an evidence-supported and gold standard approach for regaining independent and safe mobility within the home environment after traumatic injury and other life-impacting conditions.