Assistive Technology Services

What is disability and assistive technology?

Disability and assistive technology combines leading-edge technological invention with modern medicine. We help people with physical and cognitive disabilities select, acquire and use devices that help improve their mobility and independence, as well as their personal, educational and professional capabilities. 

Disability and assistive technology can take many forms and can help with many activities of daily living (ADL) like eating, dressing and working. These helping mechanisms may include:

  • Computerized communication devices
  • Screen-reading or voice recognition software
  • Environmental control systems
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Manual or motorized wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Leg braces
  • Simple communication boards

Choosing and helping to incorporate the use of disability and assistive technology into a patient's everyday life is a team effort. At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, we make a point of involving not just patients, but also families, primary care doctors, physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, and in the case of learning disabilities or communication problems, specialized teachers and speech pathologists. With a world of equipment and technologies to choose from, patients and their families get the expert, long-term support they need to integrate the new technology into their lives.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital can help anyone with a physical, medical, neurological or developmental disability gain access to the right technology that allows for a more satisfying, active and independent life. Among the types of patients with disabilities we've been able to serve with disability and assistive technology include patients who have had:

If you're a patient whose disability impacts daily life, be sure to get in touch with our coordinated team of experts at Bryn Mawr Rehab.

Consultations with an assistive technology therapist are typically covered by health insurance. Cost of the equipment may also be covered through insurance but often requires precertification.

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Vestibular Therapy

At Bryn Mawr Rehab we help patients with chronic or acute dizziness and vertigo get back to active, normal living. With several outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, there’s sure to be a vestibular therapist near you.

Work Hardening Program

For people with work-related injuries and chronic pain, we offer a range of therapies through RehabWorks, a worker rehabilitation program that brings together a multidisciplinary team to support people who have lost functional capacity due to a work-related illness or injury.

Parkinson's Treatment

The frustrating effects of Parkinson Disease can take a toll on a patient’s abilities and self-image. However, a customized therapy plan can help Parkinson patients make significant gains.

Aquatic Therapy

Through the aquatic therapy program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, warm water helps patients relax, enhances functional movement, and boosts confidence and ability.

Stroke Rehab

Inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation treatment and complex stroke treatment. We develop a unique stroke rehab therapy plan that help patients immediately build on their strengths and learn to compensate for limitations.

Horticultural Therapy Center

Getting well doesn’t just happen from a hospital bed or inside a gym. Sometimes, letting patients get back to nature is the key to physical and psychological recovery.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

With three locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, we’re sure to offer pelvic floor rehabilitation near you. Our pelvic floor PTs treat pelvic floor conditions in men and women and we’re able to offer comprehensive treatments for these sometimes complex conditions.

Lymphedema Management Program

Our lymphedema therapists help you achieve best results early and with continued treatment at outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Even in cases of chronic lymphedema, an active management program can reduce swelling and improve symptoms.

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