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We offer an individualized treatment plan providing at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week. In addition to our 7,700 square foot gym, our specialized gym area known as Independence Lane replicates a home like setting. It houses a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor area, raised porch and car. Independence Lane offers different flooring textures and environments, helping prepare patients to return home safely.

Other Services Include:

Pet Therapy at EJGH

  • Family training and conferences
  • Pet therapy
  • Car transfer training
  • Orthotics/prosthetics
  • Big and Loud therapy for treatment of Parkinson's Disease
  • VitalStim for treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Neuro-Developmental treatment
  • Community resource referrals including prescription assistance and education for patient and family
  • Monthly community stroke support group

After discharge, East Jefferson General Hospital offers an array of services to assist in continued recovery, which includes outpatient therapy, Bioness, driving evaluations and therapeutic programs at the Wellness Center.


East Jefferson General Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation offers a 24 bed, all private room facility to patients recovering from illness and injury. Our program has been accredited eight consecutive times by the Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, has been recognized as an ANCC Magnet Hospital, 1st in Louisiana and is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission. Our rehab team offers you and your family personalized care in an effort to help you maximize your independence and reach your goals.

Pre-Admission Qualifying Criteria:

Inpatient Therapy at EJGH

  • The patient will require the active and ongoing therapeutic intervention of multiple therapy disciplines (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, or prosthetics/orthotics), one of which will be physical or occupational therapy.
  • The patient will require an intensive rehabilitation therapy program consisting of at least 3 hours of therapy per day, at least 5 days per week or at least 15 hours of intensive rehabilitation therapy within a 7 consecutive day period.
  • The patient can reasonably be expected to actively participate in, and benefit significantly from, the intensive rehabilitation therapy program at the time of admission.
  • The patient requires physician supervision by a rehabilitation physician to assess the patient both medically and functionally, as well as to modify the course or treatment as needed.
  • The patient requires an intensive and coordinated interdisciplinary approach to providing rehabilitation.

The Rehab Team Includes:

  • Rehab Physician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Rehab Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Admission Liaison
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Pastoral Care
  • Psychologist



Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy

  • Orthopedic Care and Rehab – specialized treatment focusing on care of the orthopedic patient.
  • Sport Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on the care of the athlete and return to sports activity.
  • Manual Therapy – manual techniques focusing on soft tissue injuries, spine and imbalances. This includes McKenzie techniques,
  • Vestibular rehab – specialized treatment focusing on care of the patient with problems with balance, coordination or conditions that are causing these.
  • Neurological Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on care of the neurologically involved patient, which includes stroke, TBI, etc.
  • ASTYM/Graston – specialized soft tissue techniques to alleviate injuries to the soft tissueand increase recovery.
  • Kinesiotaping – specialized taping techniques to promote proper muscle balance and alleviate soft tissue pain and injuries.
  • Aquatic Therapy – specialized therapy in warm pool setting addressing needs that cannot be done on land.
  • Dry Needling – a technique in which a solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knotcs, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.

Occupationial Therapy

  • Driving Evaluations – specialized program to assess patients ability to safely drive.
  • Low Vision – treatment techniques to assist in addressing patients deficits with low vision problems they are having.
  • Lymphedema – specialized treatment techniques to address Breast Cancer patients rehab needs and facilitate improvement and function post-mastectomy.
  • Hand Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on orthopedic issues related to the upper extremity.
  • Neurological Therapy - specialized treatment focusing on care of the neurologically involved patient, which includes stroke, TBI, etc

Speech Therapy

  • Vital Stim – specialized treatment techniques utilizing electrical stimulation to promote functional swallowing and assist in developing muscle activity.
  • Speech/Language therapy – specialized treatment focusing on speech development of patients with deficits in this area.
  • Cognitive Therapy – specialized treatment focusing on re-learning cognitive task.

Physical Therapy

Chaise Bennett, PT, DPT

Chaise BennettChaise is trained in Spinal Manipulation. He has an extensive background in strength and conditioning and focuses treatment on orthopedic conditions. Chaise is also certified in Dry Needling, Aquatic Therapy, and SMI.

Alan Gutierrez, OT, DPT, MBA

Alan GutierrezAlan is ASTYM certified, trained in Kinesio Tape Methods, and certified in Community Water Safety by the American Red Cross. In addition, he is bilingual with fluency in Spanish. Alan specializes in orthopedics with experience in aquatic therapy and treating various medical diagnoses and disorders.

Jennifer Lee, PT, DPT

Jennifer LeeJennifer is an SFMA clinician. She is certified in Basic Water Rescue by the American Red Cross. Jennifer specializes in orthopedics, aquatic therapy, and has experience in treating a wide variety of diagnoses and disorders. She is also certified in Dry Needling and Spinal Manipulation.

Randy Lee, PT, DPT

Randy LeeRandy has his certification in Dry Needling from Spinal Manipulation Institute. He is also certified in ASTYM, an SFMA clinician, and trained in Mulligan mobiliztion techniques. He also has completed training with the Bioness Foot Drop System. He is also certified in Basic Water Rescue by the American Red Cross. Randy specializes in orthopedics, aquatic therapy and has experience treating various diagnoses and disorders.

Angele Park, PT, DPT

Angele ParkAngele holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from LSU/HSC and a BS in Kinesiology from LSU.


Occupational Therapists

Tiffany Stafford, LOTR

Tiffany StaffordTiffany is a licensed, certified Occupational Therapist who specializes in Orthopedics and Neurology. She is also certified in Kineso Taping.

Amy Stein, BS in OT, MBA/MHA

Amy SteinAmy has extensive experience in treating patients with a variety of cancers including neck and head, breast, uterine, prostate, melanomas as well as extensive skin experience with edema and issues of the lower extremities. She is also certified in Graston Technique and treats orthopedics and ASTYM Certified.


Speech Therapy

Jonelle Yager, MCD, CCC/SLP

Jonelle YagerJonelle has been certified in Vital Stim Therapy since 2009 to treat dysphagia related to both neurological swallowing impairments as well as dysphagia related to head and neck cancers. She has more than 20 years experience treating speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing in the adult and geriatric population.


Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Ricky Cookmeyer, LPTA

Ricky CookmeyerRicky is a Certified Aquatics Fitness Instructor, Strength Training Specialist, Certified Weight Trainer, Certified in Community Water Safety and a member of the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Team. He is also certified in Graston Technique.

David Gruber, LPTA

David GruberDavid is certified I, II and III in Kinesiotape, Big and Loud certified, and trained in Mulligan mobilization concepts. He has completed training with the Bioness Functional Electronic Stimulation. He is also certified in Basic Water Rescue by the American Red Cross. David has extensive experience with lower extremity prosthetics, aquatic therapy, and neurological rehab.

At the East Jefferson General Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Services Department, we strive to offer the highest level of personal care along with state-of-the-art techniques and facilities.

With that in mind, we strive to ensure each patient can reach their fullest potential both quickly and safely.

Our staff can handle almost any rehab needs from manual therapy to dry needling and everything in between. With an extensive gym and top-of-the-line equipment, EJGH employs more certified therapist than most stand-alone facilities in the area.

Appointments are made around your schedule, so call today and find out what EJGH Outpatient Rehabilitation can do for you!

What Patients Have to Say

"I actually feared the rehab part more than my surgery but once I got here I grew to look forward to my sessions. They motivated me and made the process easy to succeed."

"I have had other knee surgeries and rehabbed elsewhere. The facilities and therapists at EJ are heads and shoulders above everyone else I have used."

"Our family has used EJ for physical therapy and occupational therapy. In every instance they were professional and explained everything so well that it made the rehab go by more easily."

"Looking back now at how far I've come in my rehab, I admit I would have never believed I would be this far along and walking this well so soon."

"As an athlete, my goals were to not only get back on the field but to be as fast and explosive as I was before then injury. EJ Rehab helped me accomplish all those goals."


Contact Information

Inpatient Rehabilitation

East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd., 8th Floor
Metairie, LA 70006

Sharon Pattison
Director of Therapy Services
Phone: (504) 503-5623

For Inpatient Rehab Admissions, call (504) 503-5576

Outpatient Rehabilitation

3601 Houma Blvd., Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 456-9895
Fax: (504) 482-1432
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am to 6pm
Saturday, 8am to 11am

12pm appointments on weekdays are available.

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