Watsonville Community Hospital’s rehabilitation services are designed to help patients through the process of recovering from injury or illness. Our goal is to help people regain their independence and improve their lives.


Our outpatient rehabilitation department offers thorough evaluations, personal attention, timely appointments, customized treatment plans and home exercise programs for patients with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal injuries to the back, neck and joints
  • Neurological problems, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis
  • Post-surgical orthopedic rehab, including hip, knee and joint replacements
  • Speech, language and feeding disorders
  • Sports injuries

Our services:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. – Noon

Our department is conveniently located in close proximity to the parking lot at the rear of the hospital.


Occupational Therapy

Watsonville Community Hospital is here to help you get back to work (and other daily activities). Our occupational therapy specialists work with patients to improve strength, flexibility, endurance and tolerance after an injury or illness, with the goal of becoming independent. Active participation is important, and with the help of our experienced therapists in a setting that’s close to home, we collaborate with patients in getting them back to themselves and their routines.

Our occupational therapy evaluation and treatment plans focus on self-care, pain management, joint protection, use of adaptive equipment, safety awareness, and strength and coordination programs, as well as other independent living skills.


Physical Therapy

After injury or illness, physical therapy helps patients get back to work, play and their lives. Watsonville Community Hospital’s team works to create programs that improve movement, balance, endurance and strength for patients, helping them move—onward, upward and forward.

Watsonville Community Hospital provides physical therapy for a variety of conditions. Our physical therapists use a hands-on approach that combines manual therapy, exercise equipment and electrical modalities for pain relief. In addition, we offer customized home exercise programs, posture training and education in proper movement patterns for long-term life benefits and health.


Speech Therapy

Watsonville Community Hospital offers a number of speech therapy services with a wide variety of techniques and programs designed to help people communicate better. We consider treatment a collaboration: our experienced therapy staff also works with physicians, dietitians and nurses to evaluate patients’ swallowing function and recommend safe feeding tactics when needed.

Our speech-language pathology services focus on communication, language and feeding problems. Pathologists provide thorough evaluations and effective treatment interventions.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call:
(831) 761-5666



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75 Nielson Street, Watsonville, CA 95076