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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Driver Rehab

Independence is a major goal of every rehabilitation program. For over 30 years, the driver rehabilitation program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital has offered a unique way for patients to return to this crucial aspect of their lives.

Neurological Rehab

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offers an extensive, progressive neurologic outpatient rehabilitation program for patients who may be able to function on their own, but wish to function even better.

Pain Management

Our pain management program includes a range of therapeutic techniques, whether you need chronic back pain treatment or relief from pinched nerves. We also draw on integrative medicine approaches to complement traditional pain therapies to give you the safest, most effective results.

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.

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.

Orthopaedic Rehab

As one of the most extensive programs at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, our primary focus is to help patients build strength, mobility and endurance for a variety of orthopaedic conditions.

Equestrian Therapy

Equine-assisted therapy provides physical as well as cognitive benefits for a person’s recovery. As the horse walks, the repetitive swinging motion helps to improve the person’s balance, coordination and strength and muscle tone through the trunk and legs. Cognitive skills improve because riding requires balance, stability, timing and planning.

Speech Therapy

Our multidisciplinary approach to inpatient and outpatient speech therapy rehab includes expert diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders led by master’s-level, licensed and certified speech pathologists.

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