For you and your family, our rehabilitation programs bring together a qualified group of specialists, dedicated to helping you recover from injury, surgery, neurological problems, and other debilitating conditions. We will assist you in reaching your goals for mobility, function, and quality of life.
Programs & Services
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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy designs rehabilitation programs to fit your needs, whether you are recovering from an injury, a medical condition, or have had a surgery. Our skilled therapists treat a wide variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. You and your therapist will set goals and work together to attain your highest potential.

Physical Therapy Services:

  • Spinal and Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Work and Sports Injuries
  • Neurological Injuries and Disease
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance
  • Arthritis, Pain and Chronic Pain
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
For further information, or to schedule an appointment with CORE, please call (413) 534-2555. 


CORE physical therapy services are available at Holyoke Medical Center, as well as at Healthtrax in West Springfield. 


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy provides personalized treatment for people with hand, wrist, and elbow injuries, post surgical rehabilitation, arthritis, neurological problems, chronic disease, and lymphedema. Our Occupational Therapists can help you to function at your best, at home, at work, and for all of the other activities that are important to you.

Occupational Therapy Services:

  • Certified Hand Therapist on staff
  • Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Injuries and Post Surgical Care
  • Upper Extremity Splinting
  • Return to work skills
  • Arthritis, Pain and Chronic Arm and Hand Pain
  • RSD, CRPS, Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Neurological injuries and disease
  • Activities of Daily Living and Functional Activities
  • Lymphedema specialist
For further information, or to schedule an appointment with CORE at Holyoke Medical Center, please call (413) 534-2555. 


Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a physician referred exercise program for patients with heart disease. The program is facilitated and monitored by the cardiac rehabilitation coordinator and registered nurse.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Inpatient Services – patients will work with the cardiac rehabilitation staff while they are still in the hospital after a heart event
  • Exercise Therapy Program – up to 36 exercise sessions after a cardiac event with educational components of diet, stress reduction, smoking secession, etc.– requires a physician referral and is covered by most insurance providers
  • Maintenance Phase – ongoing continued exercise program with a cardiac rehabilitation staff offered at Holyoke Medical Center and Holyoke Community College for a fee of $40 per month
    Holyoke Medical Center
    M, W, F: 7 – 11 a.m., 1 – 2:30 p.m.
    Holyoke Community College
    Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7 – 9:30 a.m., 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
For further information, or to schedule an appointment with CORE at Holyoke Medical Center, please call (413) 534-2555. 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a necessary and extremely beneficial program for people with chronic respiratory disease in order to help return to, and maintain, their maximal functional independence. 

Holyoke Medical Center provides our community with outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation under the direction of board certified pulmonologists. Our program addresses a variety of respiratory diagnoses, including: COPD (Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis), Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, occupational lung disease, post-surgical procedures, and other related conditions. 

Education and training are key aspects of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. One-on-one training and scheduled classes are provided. Progressive aerobic exercise is an important therapeutic component utilizing stationary bicycles, treadmills, and other equipment. Additionally, strength training using resistive bands and weights are included. Participants are monitored during exercise for blood oxygen level, heart rate, blood pressure, and tolerance.

A physician’s referral is necessary to begin the program. The program is operated on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM, and on Fridays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

For further information, or to schedule an appointment with CORE at Holyoke Medical Center, please call (413) 534-2555.

Speech and Hearing Services

The Speech and Hearing Center at Holyoke Medical Center provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for disorders of speech, hearing and language, as well as counseling in these areas. The Center provides these services at Holyoke Medical Center, preschools, public schools, private schools, and agencies. Additionally, the staff provide in-service training and consultation for teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals.

Speech and Language Services:

  • Speech/Language evaluations and therapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Articulation
  • Delayed Language
  • Dysphagia-Feeding/Swallowing difficulties
  • Language Learning Disabilities
  • Stuttering
  • Voice Problems
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties
  • Group and Individual Therapy
  • Aphasia Therapy
  • Stroke Support Group
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Audiology Services

  • Hearing Testing
  • Hearing Aid Evaluation
  • Hearing Aid Sales/Service
  • Auditory Processing Evaluations
  • Custom Ear Plugs for noise, music, swimming

For further information, or to schedule an appointment at the Speech and Hearing Center, please call (413) 534-2508.