Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy at SVMC

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has the largest group of therapists in the Bennington area. We have therapists who specialize in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Many our therapists have their doctorates, the highest level of training available, and we offer special expertise in sports therapy, balance therapy, hand therapy, and lymphedema therapy.

After an injury or illness, your focus is on getting back to your daily life. If you choosing outpatient therapy from SVMC you can be sure you are receiving the most up-to-date care from practitioners at the top of their craft. No matter what your needs are, we offer

  • one-on-one care
  • treatment by staff with advanced training
  • access to Bennington's largest rehab gym packed with state-of-the-are equipment

SVMC's outpatient therapy department has special expertise in Sports Therapy, and Balance Therapy.

Physical Therapy
If you have had a joint injury or surgery to repair, reconstruct or replace a joint, physical therapy is a must. In fact, physical therapy before joint surgery can help make sure that your body is ready to recover. Our physical therapists have their doctorates in physical therapy, and they can help improve:

  • posture
  • chronic muscle pain
  • balance
  • ability to walk
  • sports performance

Our therapists specialise in sports therapy and balance therapy for old and young.
Meet our physical therapists.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy focuses on daily activities, such as work and life around the house. Some people need both physical and occupational therapy, but it is used most often for people with work-related injuries or medical conditions, such as a stroke. Occupational therapists specialise in hands, wrists, and elbows, and SVMC is the only place in Bennington where you can find this level of expertise.
Meet our occupational therapists.

Speech Therapy
Speech therapy is about more than correcting stuttering. Speech therapists help people who have difficulty speaking or understanding speech. They also are experts at treating chewing and swallowing disorders.