Outpatient Rehab - Boone County, KY

Outpatient Services

Gateway Offers a wide range of outpatient programs to help you recover, improve or maintain your physical health after an illness or injury. We are passionate about helping you achieve your optimal health and supporting you along this journey.

Therapeutic Interventions Include:

  • Aquatic therapy in our heated pool
  • Wheelchair Assessments
  •  Monthly Support Groups
  • Workers Comp/Workplace Injury
  • Physical Therapy Evaluation is Available for Express Admission from Home
  • Complimentary Functional Health Assessments Offered Monthly
  • Gateway Fit Club

More about our Specialty Certifications and Programs

Physical Therapists

Through exercise and education, our therapists work to improve mobility, strength, range of motion and decrease pain.

Occupational Therapists

Through exercise and education, patients learn adaptive techniques that help them overcome physical and cognitive disabilities. Our focus is to help individuals become more independent in personal self-care and the activities of daily living.

Speech and Language Pathologists

Through exercise and education, our speech therapists strive to improve language skills and swallowing function, increase attention and concentration abilities, and if needed, provide for alternative communication systems.

Aquatic Therapy

Provided in a therapeutic pool with the temperature maintained at a comfortable 94 degrees, this therapy is very beneficial to those individuals who may not be able to tolerate a land based program.

VitalStim Therapy

Is designed to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). Electrical stimulation is used to aid muscle strengthening to rehabilitate the swallow. VitalStim Therapy has been used with patients who have had strokes, neuromuscular disease processes (Parkinson’s, ALS, etc), head and neck cancer, or generalized weakness of the swallowing muscles.


Is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanism through a systematic hierarchy of exercises. The treatment improves respiratory, laryngeal and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility.  

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LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD. The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with PD following treatment. Improvements include:

  • Faster walking with bigger steps
  • Improved balance
  • Increased trunk rotation

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Vestibular Certification

Vertigo, is the number one cause of dizziness in individuals 60 years of age or older. A single treatment, involving a positioning procedure, provides immediate relief for the majority of patients with this diagnosis. Certification in vestibular rehabilitation enables a healthcare provider to assess a patient’s symptoms, identify systemic and environmental triggers, and appropriately treat the patient, eventually transitioning to a home maintenance program.

 Accessing Outpatient Services

All therapy services require a physician referral and prescription. Once this is obtained, the outpatient department will verify all benefits for coverage and set up an appointment. To make a referral, inquiry, schedule an appointment or take a tour, contact the outpatient department at 859.426.2415 and Ashley Rice will be happy to help you.

Lymphedema and Swelling

After receiving a diagnosis of Lymphedema, certain treatment procedures are indicated. Since there is no cure for lymphedema, the goal of treatment is to decrease the swelling and to sustain the reduction. For a majority of patients, this can be achieved by through Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) which is safe, reliable, and non-invasive. It is proven to provide long-term results for both primary and secondary lymphedema. CDT is performed by specially trained therapists and can also be beneficial for other swelling disorders. The treatment consists of four components:

• Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

• Graduated Compression bandages and/or Garments

• Meticulous Skin Care

• Therapeutic Exercises

Kinesio Taping®

The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting range of motion. It can be used to treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical condition. Kinesio® Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury, as well as promote good circulation and healing.