Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

The Rehabilitation Services Department at Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a full-service outpatient provider for lymphedema, physical, occupational, and speech therapy programs. Our mission is to serve our community with extraordinary care and unparalleled compassion for every patient, every day.

Lymphedema Therapy Program

Lymphedema is a build-up of lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just beneath the skin. The swelling occurs most often in the arms or legs. This condition can result from surgery or radiation therapy used to treat certain cancers. Experts say the best way to manage lymphedema is complete decongestive therapy (CDT). Treatment includes manual lymphatic drainage, compression, exercises to release lymph fluid out of the swollen area and improved skin care.

The goal of our four Certified Lymphedema Therapists is to help restore physical function for patients so they can get back to activities that they enjoy. Sessions for lymphedema patients last at least one hour and are recommended several times a week, ranging from 2–12 weeks. The length of treatment depends on the severity of lymphedema.

Our Certified Lymphedema Therapists are available to treat outpatients by appointment, Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

To make an appointment, please call 678-474-8100.

Physical Therapy Program

Physical Therapists work with patients, their families, and caregivers to evaluate and treat any illness or injury that may compromise strength and mobility. A personalized plan of care is designed for each patient’s specific needs and goals. The ultimate goal is to maximize the level of functional independence and quality of life.

Our outpatient clinic is fully equipped to treat all major diagnoses:

  • Neurological Conditions Including Stroke
  • Post-surgical Joint Replacements and Repairs
  • Muscle Strains and Sprains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Injuries

Some rehabilitation methods:

  • Strength and Stabilization Exercises
  • Postural Education and Body Mechanics
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization and Joint Mobilization
  • Ultrasound, Phonophoresis, and Iontophoresis
  • Cervical and Lumbar Traction
  • Ergonomic Assessments and Recommendations
  • Pain Reduction Interventions
  • Electrical Stimulation and Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling

To make an appointment, please call 678-474-8100.

Speech Therapy Program

Speech Therapists work with patients, their families, and their caregivers to assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders.

Our treatment may include the following:

Swallowing Therapy 

Including assessments with digital fluoroscopic modified barium swallow studies, therapeutic dysphagia intervention, making decisions regarding appropriate diet textures, compensatory techniques, and education to patients, families, and caregivers regarding safe swallowing strategies

Language Therapy 

Assist individuals with comprehension and expression in oral, written, and graphic modalities

Speech/Voice Production Therapy 

Assist individuals with learning correct production of speech sounds, developing proper control of vocal and respiratory systems for correct voice production, and improving fluency

Cognitive-Communication Therapy 

Assist individuals with attention, memory, verbal problem solving, abstract reasoning, and other executive functioning skills


Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

Head and Neck Cancer

To make an appointment, please call 678-474-8100.

Occupational Therapy Program

Occupational Therapists work with patients, their families, and caregivers through the evaluation and treatment of physical, perceptual, cognitive, and self-care challenges affecting the patients’ independence in normal functions. Occupational therapy is based on the definition of occupation as an activity one does that occupies time and is meaningful and important to the individual. Furthermore, engaging in these occupations helps to restore and maintain health and well-being. Our ultimate goal is to assist patients in returning to their prior level of functioning.

Our treatment may involve the following:

  • Education on Joint Protection and Body Mechanics

  • Energy Conservation

  • Cognitive Training

  • Neuromuscular Re-education

  • Sensory and Visual Perception Training

  • Transfer Training and Functional Mobility

  • Home Safety Education/Modifications

  • Hand Therapy, Splinting

  • Range of Motion and Strengthening

  • Adaptive Equipment (Dressing Aids, Toileting Aids, Durable Medical Equipment Training, and Recommendations)

  • Modalities (Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Fluidotherapy, Paraffin Iontophoresis)

  • Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

  • Pre-driving Assessment

To make an appointment, please call 678-474-8100.

Patient Forms

To help us better serve you, please download and complete these forms prior to your appointment.

If you have Medicare or Managed Medicare Plan/Replacement Plan, this form needs to be completed for our registration and billing process.

Complete the Outpatient Rehab Screening form so that the therapists have a clear understanding of your present condition and can best serve you.

A signature is needed for the cancellation/ no show policy.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 678-474-8100.

Specialty Care



  • Cardiac Care
  • Transplantation
  • Cancer Care (Oncology)
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Mental Health Services
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pain Medicine