Each year thousands of individuals will sustain an injury or illness which may limit their functional capability or the ability to engage in their usual lifestyle. These functional limitations may be temporary or long-term. The impact of such disabling conditions can be minimized, or compensation strategies developed, through participation in a physical rehabilitation program.
The Magee Riverfront offers a menu of services to assist an individual's recovery of functional ability regardless of the severity of the initial injury. Magee offers a complete range of outpatient therapies (physical, occupational and speech therapies) as well as numerous specialty programs (Day Rehab, CIMT, Speech&Swallowing Center, Balance Center, and Work Fitness). Magee Riverfront has over 15,000 visits per year.
Located at 1500 South Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia, the Riverfront facility is easily accessible from I-95 and I-76. The Riverfront is open Monday through Friday. Please call 215-218-3900 for available therapy times.. Free parking is available.
The Magee Riverfront team of experts includes a rehabilitation nurse, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, psychologists, biofeedback specialist, recreation therapists, vocational counselor, case manager, geriatric clinical specialist and ergonomic specialist.
Diagnoses commonly treated:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Joint replacements
- Orthopedic injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Sports injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Neurologic disorders
- Pain management
- Work related injuries
Case management services are designed to assist patients to navigate through the healthcare environment. Many issues outside of a patient's medical care can impact the patient's ability to maximize progress towards achieving independence.
Magee Riverfront has a dedicated case manager to assist patients to resolve those issues which may limit their ability to reach their goals. Examples of such issues include:
- Community referrals, e.g. home care
- Re-entering the workforce
- Social security and disability issues
- Couples therapy
- Family counseling&education on disability and recovery
- Referrals to senior centers/adult day care
- Utilization review with insurance company and external case managers
- Durable medical equipment
Referrals for case management assistance can be made by any of the Magee staff, or a patient or family member may directly ask for assistance.