Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

sports medicineWhile many therapy programs typically provide care with the assistance of technicians or aides, our approach focuses on a direct therapist-to-patient relationship and individual hands-on therapy. The staff at Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center is committed to listening to patients and providing the latest advances and information through patient education. This ensures continuity in each patient’s treatment and allows for greater goal–setting and accomplishments for the therapist-patient team. Awareness and self-care are always considered key to patients’ health.

Our therapists work together using a multidisciplinary approach to deliver exceptional team-based therapy for neurological diagnosis such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke.

Physical Therapy

Our state licensed Physical Therapists develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional mobility to patients with injuries or physical disabilities. Physical Therapy treatment utilizes activities to strengthen, improve motion, reduce pain and improve balance in order to restore daily function.

Some of our Programs include:


  • Neck and Back
  • Pilates
  • Shoulder/Hip/Knee/Foot & Ankle
  • Sport Performance


Total Joint Program

Wound Care

  • Comprehensive wound care using the latest techniques and dressings

Women’s Health

  • For many women, pregnancy can trigger flare-ups in back pain or create new back problems and injuries. Our certified therapists help women at higher risk for these problems to develop core strength, improve postural awareness, decrease pain, and relieve lower-back stress. Learn more about managing pregnancy-related back pain.

Occupational Therapy

Our state licensed Occupational Therapists facilitate functional independence with the “job of living” through physical and cognitive training, environmental modifications and adaptive equipment. Our occupational therapists specialize in treatment of orthopedic and hand injuries as well as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.

Some of our Programs include:

Hand Therapy
Certified Hand Therapists receive additional specialized training of the upper extremity to assist in rehabilitating patients with upper extremity dysfunction.

  • Wound management
  • Edema control
  • Desensitization
  • Range of motion/strengthening
  • Scar management
  • Joint protection
  • Custom orthotics

Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries

Custom Splints

  • Static, Dynamic, Sport Related

Neurological Impairments

  • Therapy to address functional limitations following a neurological injury such as a stroke. Treatment would focus on improving range of motion, self-care and fine motor skills.


  • Lymphedema - The use of manual drainage, compression therapy and exercise to reduce swelling in the upper and lower extremities after the removal of lymph nodes or post-mastectomy surgery.

Speech-Language Therapy

Our state licensed Speech-Language Pathologists are responsible for facilitating treatment of patients with physical and/or cognitive deficits resulting in difficulty with communication and/or swallowing. Intensive, individualized speech therapy is available for children and adults. As with all of Lakeview’s programs, continuity of the therapist-patient relationship and one-on-one sessions are emphasized in treating speech, language, and swallowing disorders.





  • Attention Deficits
  • Memory Deficits

To schedule an appointment call Lakeview Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at (985) 867-4054 or fax physician orders to (985) 893-6840.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Lakeview Regional Medical Center provides physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available to children with short-term or long-term needs. We commonly treat children with a variety of congenital, neuromuscular, and developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, and developmental delay.

Physical Therapy

  • Improve gross motor skills, balance, coordination, strength, range of motion and endurance.

Occupational Therapy

  • Address feeding or eating issues
  • Improve fine motor skills, visual motor skills, cognitive processing/attention, self-care and development
  • Sensory integration

Speech Therapy

  • Management of problems related to language, fluency, voice, articulation, auditory processing, and language learning disorders
  • Speech/language disorders
  • Swallowing disorders 

Specialized Programs

LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

The Lakeview Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Department is the only facility in West St. Tammany Parish to offer LSVT LOUD™ and LSVT BIG™ for the treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions using innovative and clinically proven methods for improving communication and movement. Our occupational therapists receive specialized training in the use of this type of therapy. 

LSVT LOUD™ is considered the gold standard in treating speech disorders for people with Parkinson’s Diseases and has demonstrated improved vocal loudness, improved speech intelligibility and more facial expression. Research on LSVT BIG™ therapy has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning after treatment, including: faster walking and bigger steps, improved balance and increased trunk rotation. 

LSVT LOUD™ therapy consists of 4 one-hour treatment sessions a week for 4 weeks plus daily homework. Therapy includes increasing intensity, increasing breath support, increasing pitch range and improving vocal quality. Additional improvements that have been noted include improvement in swallowing and the masked facial expression which often accompanies Parkinson’s disease. 

At Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a certified Occupational Therapist uses the LSVT Big™ technique to drive intense and high effort practice and teaches the amount of effort required to produce normal movements. LSVT Big™ therapy consists of 16 individual sessions, 4 consecutive days per week for 4 weeks plus daily homework and exercise practice. 

Learn more about Parkinson’s Disease

To schedule an appointment call Lakeview Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at (985) 867-4054 or fax physician orders to (985) 893-6840.

The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center is located across the street from Lakeview Regional Medical Center at 19055 Kane Lane Covington, LA 70433. 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Therapy

Pelvic pain and/or incontinence can affect a number of women. The pain or dysfunction may relate to the muscles or joints in the pelvic area. A licensed, board certified physical therapist with specialized training in pelvic rehabilitation can evaluate your symptoms and develop a treatment program tailored to your individual needs. 

Common Diagnoses include:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Prenatal Rehabilitation
  • Post Partum Rehabilitation
  • Pre and Post Bladder Suspensions
  • Pre and Post Pelvic Surgeries

Treatments include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Bladder Retraining
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Retraining
  • Manual Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Postural Retraining 

To schedule an appointment call Lakeview Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at (985) 867-4054 or fax physician orders to (985) 893-6840.

The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center is located across the street from Lakeview Regional Medical Center at 19055 Kane Lane Covington, LA 70433.