Speech therapy, lymphedema treatment relocates to Chestnut Commons


Rome Memorial Hospital is relocating its speech therapy and lymphedema services to its outpatient center at Chestnut Commons Therapy, 107 E. Chestnut St., Suite 104, to consolidate outpatient therapy services in one location for the convenience patients.

Speech-language pathologists assess and treat speech/voice disorders, cognitive deficits and swallowing dysfunction in adults, as well as pediatric speech, feeding, swallowing and voice disorders. Speech therapy was relocated to Chestnut Commons on July 27.

Specially-trained lymphedema therapists provide a comprehensive approach to managing the build-up of fluid in the extremities due to removal or damage to the lymph nodes. Lymphedema’s move to Chestnut Commons is effective today — Monday, Aug. 3.

Chestnut Commons Therapy is one of the largest facilities in the community with a broad range of specialty services available by therapists with advanced training and credentials.

In addition to speech therapy and lymphedema therapy, Chestnut Commons Therapy offers individualized treatment programs for:

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Craniosacral Therapy

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

“Our expansive space at Chestnut Commons with separate gym and treatment areas enhances our ability to maintain social distancing for our patients,” said Rena L. Hughes, director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services and director of Business Development. “Every patient is treated with the utmost care and safety in mind.”

Based upon guidance from New York, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and therapy’s professional associations, the following safety measures are in place to protect patients:

Patients will be screened for symptoms prior to entering Chestnut Commons.

Staff and patients will wear masks within the facility.

Social distancing will be maintained between patients in all areas.

A risk assessment will be conducted to identify special needs of high-risk patients.

Patients will use hand sanitizer prior to and after therapy.

Therapists will use gloves with all patients.

Surfaces and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized between patients.

Only patients will be permitted into the suite unless the patient is a minor or in need of caregiver, at which time one support person per patient will be allowed.   

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315-337-7952.


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