The Comprehensive Therapy Center at Baptist Medical Center East is the only facility offering families and the communities of central Alabama comprehensive rehabilitation services. Individualized treatment is provided by experienced and licensed occupational, physical and speech therapists.

In an outpatient setting, we use proven therapeutic methods and state-of-the-art equipment, while emphasizing patient education to prevent recurring physical or developmental problems. Our goal is to help individuals, both adult and pediatric, reach their maximum potential and return to the workforce or society as contributing members.

Each of our three divisions - occupational, speech and physical therapies - offers a number of services for outpatients and inpatients at Baptist Medical Center East.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists use a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program to help patients achieve independence in daily living. Occupational therapy is helpful in treating neurological disorders, orthopaedic disorders and developmental disabilities through several programs and services, such as:

  • Assessment for adaptive equipment needs
  • Early intervention
  • Feeding/swallowing evaluation and treatment
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Splinting and orthosis fabricationWork injury
  • Hand therapy by a certified hand therapist

Speech Therapy

Staffed by certified and licensed speech-language pathologists, our speech therapy program evaluates and treats communication and swallowing disorders from birth through geriatrics. Our services help with development and medically related disorders. Communication disorders we treat include:

  • Articulation
  • Cleft palate
  • Comprehensive and expressive disorders
  • Deficiency in understanding language or expressing thoughts
  • Dysarthria
  • Hearing problems
  • Language (adult and child)
  • Oral motor/feeding dysfunction
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing problems/disorders

The Comprehensive Therapy Center offers inpatient and outpatient vital stimulation (NMES) to target swallowing disorders as well as modified barium swallow (MBS) studies. MBS is a video fluoroscopic test performed jointly by a speech language pathologist and a radiologist to diagnose swallowing disorders and aid in creating an appropriate treatment plan.

Physical Therapy/Aquatic Therapy

Our physical therapists are dedicated to helping relieve pain, restoring function, preventing disability, aiding with healing and helping patients adapt to a permanent disability when necessary. Physical therapy and aquatic therapy are beneficial for:

  • Amputation
  • Balance disorders
  • Joint pain or limitation resulting from disease, injury or lack of use
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pre- and post-surgical management of orthopaedic cases
  • Weakness or paralysis of skeletal muscles

Neonatal and Pediatric Therapy

Our pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapists provide specialized treatment for neonates, infants, children and adolescents. They are dedicated to restoring function, preventing disability and helping patients achieve independence in daily living. They are beneficial for:

  • Autism
  • Assessment for special equipment needs
  • Congenital disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Trauma-related disabilities

AmTrykes Demo Site

The Baptist Medical Center East Comprehensive Therapy Center is an Ambucs AmTrykes demo site. Therapists are able to fit disabled children and adults on these special tricycles. For more information about AmTrykes, visit


Patients must have a physician's referral for treatment. Services are by appointment only and the Comprehensive Therapy Center staff will make every effort to service all patients.

The Comprehensive Therapy Center does not fall under the Medicare Part B therapy cap. This therapy cap limits the amount of services one can receive per year. Rehabilitation services not associated with a hospital are capped at $1740 per person, per year. This therapy cap does not apply to the Comprehensive Therapy Center.

To make an appointment, call (334) 244-8345.


The Comprehensive Therapy Center is located on the first floor of the Medical Office Building, inside Baptist Medical Center East, 400 Taylor Rd., Montgomery, AL 36117.

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