St. Joseph's Ministries in Emmitsburg, MD St. Joseph's Ministries in Emmitsburg, MD

Term Rehabilitation

Our comprehensive rehabilitation team will use their various disciplines - Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy - as well as mutiple modalities such as e-stim, diathermy, and ultrasound to help restore you to your highest possible level of functioning. Individualized rehabilitation plans are developed that enable our therapists to respond to your unique needs, whether your medical condition involves:

  • Stroke
  • Fracture
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Cardiac incident
  • Pain management
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Swallowing difficulties

Our rehabilitation team also provides training to our nursing associates, residents, and family members, where beneficial, as part of your ongoing care and treatment as well as in preparation for your return home.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) can help you achieve independence in all areas of daily living, including cooking, stair climbing, bathing, and dressing.

Occupational therapy focuses on:

  • Positioning
  • Gross and fine motor coordination
  • Upper & lower body strengthening



Our therapists provide occupational and physical rehabilitation in a warm water, low impact environment. The resistance of the water helps strengthen your muscles and the temperature of the water increases blood flow for healing.


Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to develop, maintain and restore your maximum movement and function. Services include therapeutic exercises designed to improve your endurance, posture, strength, gait, and balance.


Speech Therapy

Speech therapy (ST) is used to maintain or improve your daily function, including swallowing, communication, and memory.

Speech therapy helps promote independence if you have experienced:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dementia


Our rehabilitation team works hand-in-hand with our nurses, social workers, nutritionists and other care providers to help restore you to your highest possible level of function.

Referrals come from many sources, including:

  • Satisfied customers
  • Primary care practitioners
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Hospital discharge planners
Evaluation and treatment planning begins promptly upon your admission to St. Joseph's Place, when you meet with our rehabilitation team to identify your therapy goals and develop your treatment plan.

Benefits of Rehabilitation include:

  • Reducing the risk of injury and falls
  • Increasing strength and endurance
  • Improving flexibility; and
  • Increasing independence and self-confidence
Your discharge to home generally occurs when you are able to manage routine activities of daily living, such as:

  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Climbing stairs
  • Bathing
  • Cooking


Contact St. Joseph's Place today for the best short term rehabilitation in Frederick & Carroll County, MD and Adams County, PA!

stjosephsministriesSt. Joseph's Place (formerly St. Catherine's Nursing Center) is ranked #9 out of all Maryland facilities for Pay-4-Performance quality care.