Rehabilitation Services


The Lovelace rehabilitation difference

We believe in making you, not just your rehabilitation, the focus of your treatment. We care about your quality of life and your goals. We care about providing you with the highest quality of care, using the best technology and the best physicians. We pride ourselves on providing a multidisciplinary care team. 

Our treatment programs are intensive and coordinated to help you regain and maintain as much independence as possible in an effort to return you to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Amputation
  • Brain injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Neurological disorders
  • Orthopedics 
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Swallowing program


  • Activities of daily living training
  • Aquatics program
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Balance and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Brain injury rehabilitatiaon
  • Brest cancer rehabilitation
  • Certified pre-employment ability testing
  • Certified wheelchair evaluations
  • Concussion therapy and testing program
  • Continence program
  • Fall prevention
  • Foot and ankle 
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Home safety evaluations
  • Interventional pain clinic
  • LOUD Crowd
  • Lymphedema program
  • Neurological impairment 
  • Occupational health
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Outpatient message therapy
  • Pain managment
  • Parkinson's Program
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Pre-work screenings 
  • Return to work program
  • Runner's Clinic
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Sportsmetrics Injury Prevention
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Swallowing evaludation and intervention
  • Voice program
  • Work injury program
  • Worksite evaluation program 



Rehabilitation Locations

Physical Therapy

Dedicated to helping patients achieve their rehabilitation goals

The goal of our dedicated rehabilitation team is to provide greater strength, endurance, balance, coordination, range of motion and mobility to patients who are recovering from injuries or surgeries, as well as patients with bone, muscle and nerve disorders.

  • Aquatics programs
  • Balance and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Brain injury program
  • Breast cancer rehabilitation
  • Certified wheelchair evaluations
  • Concussion therapy and testing program
  • Continence program
  • Fall prevention
  • Foot and ankle rehabilitation
  • Gynecological Cancer Rehabilitation Program
  • Hand and upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Interventional pain clinic
  • Lymphedema program
  • Massage therapy
  • Neurological disorders
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Program
  • Psychology
  • Runner's Clinic
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports Metrics™ ACL Injury Prevention Program
  • Stroke program

Occupational Therapy

Our goal is to get patients back to living their best lives

Our highly-skilled occupational therapists are qualified to treat patients recovering from:

  • Neurological degenerative diseases
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Patients will work with occupational therapists in our therapy gym to complete daily exercises, such as maneuvering around living room furniture, handling a steering wheel, or using an ATM machine.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital and Lovelace Women’s Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation clinic offer treatment options for patients who are experiencing hand and/or upper extremity dysfunction. In addition, Lovelace Women’s Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation clinic offers Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) to provide specialized care for patients at that location.

  • Educating patients on joint protection
  • Functional training
  • Home program
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities, including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, and paraffin
  • Splinting
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Wound care

    Occupational Health

    We are committed to providing education on workplace safety, body mechanics and ergonomics to prevent injuries before they happen. We understand that prevention is safer, easier and more cost effective than rehabilitation, surgeries or other medical treatments.

    Functional testing, functional capacity evaluations and ergonomic analyses are offered to ensure a healthy work force. We perform thorough and multifaceted evaluations to match the worker's physical abilities to the critical physical demands of the work.

    The benefits of testing include:

    • Injury prevention
    • Empowering employees and employers to intervene when work activities bring on symptoms or problems - before there is a need for time off of work
    • Test objectively the worker's physical abilities
    • Develop work rehab programs that increase the employee's ability to return to regular job duties

    Pre-Work Screen (PWS) is a test of a job applicant's functional ability to safely perform the physical requirements of a specific job. Functional testing may include lifting, force testing, pstural tolerances, grip, push and pull, ambulation, climbing and balance abilities and job simulations. PWS allows the employer to make hiring decisions in a legal, fair and non-discriminatory way.

    Functional capacity evaluations are tests designed to measure the ability of a client to perform specific job functions. These evaluations are used to determine recommendations for returning to work after an employee's illness or injury.

    Employers need to keep their work force healthy and free of injury. Workplace ergonomic assessments can help prevent repetitive use syndromes that are the leading cause of musculoskeletal disorders.

    • Assistance with workplace design
    • Ergonomic solutions
    • Evaluation and assistance for workplace redesign and remodels


      Speech-Language Pathology

      The outpatient speech-language pathology department offers a wide range of services related to the evaluation and treatment of speech, language and cognitive issues in adult and pediatric populations (over 2 years of age). We utilize a multidisciplinary approach and consult with physicians on an ongoing basis during treatment.

      Voice & Dysphagia Program

      Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital's Voice & Dysphagia program is a unique outpatient speech-language pathology program that evaluates and treats swallow and/or voice impairments related to a variety of diagnoses or impairments.

      Voice Disorders

      In partnership with referring otolaryngologists, the Voice & Dysphagia program is equipped to evaluate and treat a wide variety of disorders.

      • Voice evaluation with use of instrumentation, including VisiPitch software and equipment
      • Voice recording and analysis
      • Voice laryngostroboscopy
      • Flexible and/or rigid laryngoscopy for vocal fold imaging and visual biofeedback
      • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment LOUD therapy


      The Lovelace Voice & Dysphagia program provides evaluation and treatment of swallowing issues related to a variety of diagnoses. Among the most commonly seen are neurological impairments, traumatic brain injury, progressive diseases and head and neck cancer.

      • “Bedside Swallow Assessment”
      • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES)
      • Video swallow capabilities
      • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation technique, in conjunction with specific exercises to strengthen the impaired muscle function
      • Visual biofeedback with the use of nasoendoscopy
      • Education and training for patients and caregivers regarding diet precautions and compensatory strategies

      Parkinson's Program

      Outpatient Parkinson's Therapy Program

      We are pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson's regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®.

      SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.

      Forever Maintenance Program

      Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement and accountability to one another.

      Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson's.


      For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® please call 505.727.4725.

      Physical Therapy for Parkinson's

      Physical therapy teams utilize LSVT BIG to increase movement from head to toe to improve walking, balance and other activities of daily living.