Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Nashoba Valley Medical Center provides quality care and a broad array of treatment options to all of our patients requiring physical, occupational or speech-language therapy. Individual treatment programs are designed to decrease pain, improve mobility and function, and increase strength, range of motion and endurance, therefore improving a patient’s quality of life.

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432

Nashoba Sports and Physical Therapy
788 Boston Road, Groton, MA 01450

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at Nashoba Valley

Physical Therapy

With two convenient locations in Groton and Ayer (learn more about each team here), our physical therapy team addresses mobility issues that are a result of sports- or work-related injuries, muscle strains, joint sprains, and other orthopedic or neurological disorders.

Through therapeutic exercise, specialized equipment education and hands-on techniques, our therapists will help you reach your goals. Physical therapy can also provide pain control and relief through hands-on techniques.

Specialty programs include:
Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists are skilled in addressing daily task limitations that are a result of various medical, developmental or surgical conditions. Therapists design and implement individualized treatment programs and instruct patients in the techniques that are needed to overcome or adapt to limitations and regain independence. Programs may include exercise, education on conserving energy, joint protection techniques, activity modification, adaptive or assistive devices, and splinting.

Special programs include:
  • Hand therapy by certified hand therapists
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Splinting and orthotics
Speech-Language Therapy

Communication is essential to learning, working, and social interaction. Impaired communication can affect every aspect of a person's life. Our certified professionals work with patients as a team to help achieve optimum communication skills.

Our speech-language pathologist will help identify and treat many types of speech and language disorders, including stuttering or swallowing (dysphasia), and those that are a result of stroke, developmental delay, laryngectomy, cleft palate or head injury. Following a thorough diagnostic evaluation, a specialized individual treatment program will be developed specifically for each patient.

Getting Started

Referrals for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech require a prescription from a physician, along with insurance authorization or referral, as required by the health care insurance.


Graston Technique
The Graston Technique is used to treat soft tissue injury and lesions. It is clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes for patients, and provides clinicians with an improved diagnostic and treatment technique for many challenging musculoskeletal conditions.
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program designed by a specialized physical therapist to improve balance and reduce/eliminate dizziness related problems and symptoms.
Aquatic Therapy
Our therapy pool offers aquatic therapy for patients with orthopedic and neurological disorders who experience symptoms such as pain, weakness, weight-bearing restrictions after surgery, swelling, and/or changes in muscle tone. This therapy combines traditional exercise with the water's buoyancy to enhance and accelerate the rehabilitation process.