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Who We Treat at RIC

Conditions Treated and Services Offered...
From the Complex to the Common

From the most complex conditions including spinal cord injury, stroke, and traumatic brain injury – to the more common such as arthritis, chronic pain, and sports injuries.

The treatments and research centers listed below contain health information, an overview of our services, our experts, research, and news by condition or topic.

Services (A-Z)

  • Pain Management/Chronic Pain

    While it is normal for the body to send pain signals when injured or ill, pain that lingers after an illness or injury is not normal. Pain that continues for three months or longer is considered chronic pain. RIC's Center for Pain Management provides comprehensive services to help and support people whose functional abilities have been diminished due to chronic pain.

  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders

    A neurodegenerative brain disorder that results in tremors, slow movements, fear of falling and a soft voice that can be hard to hear or understand. Parkinson's Disease (PD) can be treated by medication as well as rehabilitation care. RIC's Center for Parkinson's Rehabilitation provides expert therapy that dramatically improves function.

  • Pediatric Feeding

    During development, children and adolescents may have difficulty eating by mouth or gaining appropriate weight. RIC's Feeding Support Services helps identify whether a child's difficulties are physical, behavioral, or sensory. Feeding Support Services treats patients up to 21 years of age.

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation

    Pediatric rehabilitation is as different from general rehabilitation as children are from adults. As people reach adulthood, their personalities, tastes and characters are fairly well formed. But in childhood, many traits are just forming. Childhood and adolescence are fluid times of life -- everything is changing.

  • Peer Visitor Program

    The Peer Visitor Program connects newly injured inpatients at RIC with people who have had a similar injury and are now living with their disabilities. A peer visitor is a valuable resource to a newly injured patient and to their family and friends.

  • Performing Arts Medicine
  • Pet Therapy

    Georgia is a black Labradoodle who works full-time at RIC. As part of her work, Georgia motivates patients to meet their goals by encouraging them to use a weaker hand to pet her or throw a toy. Her sweet demeanor also motivates patients to walk farther and faster during physical therapy.

  • Physical Medicine
  • Pregnancy-related Conditions
  • Primary Care For The Disabled
  • Prosthetics (prosthesis, artificial limb, leg, arm)

    RIC technicians are committed to selecting the right combination of materials and technology to create a custom-built device that is most appropriate for you, given your current condition, strength, range of motion, activity level and lifestyle. Please click the term to the left for more information.

  • Pulmonary Conditions