Rehabilitation Services (Nahata'Dziil)

Rehabilitation Services

The Rehabilitation Department has been providing quality care to the people of the Sanders community and beyond since 2015. We aim to improve the overall health, mobility and communication of community members of all ages through Physical therapy, Speech Language-Pathology, Occupational therapy, and Audiology services. In order to access these services, please obtain a referral from your primary care provider.


  • Physical Therapy

    PT addresses primarily movement-related impairments through various techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, modalities, Functional Dry Needling, neuromuscular re-education, gait analysis, patient education and use of a home exercise program. Impairments addressed include:

  • General orthopedic/overuse injuries.
  • Athletic injuries such as concussion, ACL tear and hip labral tear.
  • Pre/Post-Surgical (total knee/hip replacement, ORIF).
  • Neurological conditions such as Guillan Barré, Myasthenia Gravis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury

    and Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke).

  • Pediatric conditions such as Spastic Diplegia, developmental delay, Muscular Dystrophy.
  • Vestibular dysfunction including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Vestibular hyperfunction or

    hypofunction and Ménière’s disease.

  • Chronic pain.

TMC Specialty clinics (not provided at NHDC, however referral can be placed to TMC)

  • Brace & Amputee – Carmelita Upshaw, PT, DPT.
  • Lymphedema – Tao Wang, PT, DPT.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Group – Leslie Dietz, OT and Allison Wissinger, SLP.
  • Wheelchair Clinic – Leslie Dietz, OT.
  • Inpatient therapist – Carmelita Upshaw, PT, DPT.

Rehabilitation Department Policies

  • Apppointments

    If you think you are going to be more than 15 minutes late, please call (928 688-5682). You may or may not be asked to reschedule. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late without calling to inform the department, you will be asked to reschedule or have a shortened appointment.

    • Miss two consecutive appointments without calling to cancel, you will be required to obtain a new

      consult/referral from your primary provider. If you need to cancel, please do so 24 hour in advance.

    • Have not been seen by a therapist in over 30 days, you will be discharged from therapy, unless otherwise

      determined by your therapist.

    • Have a major health change or are admitted to the inpatient facility, you will be required to obtain a new

      consult/referral stating that it is safe for you to return to therapy once you are well enough.