Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical & occupational therapy services at St. Joseph Hospital are available in both our inpatient and outpatient therapy centers. We have six convenient outpatient rehabilitation locations in physical & occupational therapyNashua, Merrimack, Milford and Hudson. Please follow the links below for more information and outpatient locations.



What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remedies impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. Common injuries, conditions and diseases treated with physical therapy

• Back and neck pain                 • Arm and shoulder pain
• Leg and knee pain                   • Foot and ankle injuries
• Hand injuries                            • Sports injuries
• Work injuries                            • Post-surgical conditions
• Personal & auto injuries           • Fibromyalgia
• Decreased range of motion      • Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Orthopedic injuries                   • Acute and chronic conditions
• Pelvic floor dysfunction            • Arthritic/degenerative joint disease


What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy helps patients re-master everyday tools and activities (learning to walk upstairs, or using a fork) allowing patients to recover from injury or illness and return to their normal, everyday activities.

Our occupational therapists will work with the patient and the patient’s family to conduct an individualized evaluation plan where the patient and therapist determine the person’s goals for their recovery.

This evaluation may include a comprehensive review of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.