Specialty Medical Center



1800 Old Bluegrass Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40215

Phone: 502.375.6643
Fax: 502.375.6632

Clinic hours are Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Therapy Services

therapy nurse helping patient

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists at the Hazelwood Specialty Clinic provide support and services for individuals with IDD, their families and caregivers aimed at developing, restoring and improving mobility to improve quality of life. Physical therapy promotes activity and participation in everyday routines, increasing functional independence, enhancing learning opportunities, improving strength and endurance and facilitating motor development and mobility. In addition to direct intervention and consultation, physical therapists promote health and fitness for individuals with all levels of ability and provide information to and collaborate with families and other medical specialists.

Health conditions commonly treated by physical therapists in the Hazelwood Specialty Clinic include:

  • Developmental delay
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome and other genetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions or injuries
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Occupational Therapy 

Occupational Therapy at the Hazelwood Specialty Clinic specializes in adapting and customizing services for individuals with IDD helping them participate in meaningful activities. A holistic approach includes assessing and addressing, physical, cognitive, sensory and environmental aspects of the individual and their care. Occupational Therapy services consists of an individualized evaluation and treatment for therapy needs related to:

  • Activities of daily living – eating, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, bathing, toileting, functional movement
  • Instrumental activities of daily living – housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, basic communication skills, community transportation, medication and money management
  • Safety and environmental modifications
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Physical disabilities
  • Upper extremity dysfunction 
  • Splint use and care
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Cognitive impairments

Speech and Language Therapy

Promoting optimal communication, socialization and swallowing skills is crucial to participating in all facets of life. Our compassionate speech and language therapists work with clients to achieve positive outcomes promoting independence and safety with the individuals they serve. Speech and language therapy includes services for:

  • Receptive and expressive language delays and disorders
  • Cognitive and communicative disorders
  • Dysphagia or swallowing difficulties
  • Oral motor complications
  • Feeding issues 
  • Augmentative alternative communication and functional communication

Aquatic Therapy

Hazelwood Centers offers Aquatic Therapy through Physical and Occupational Therapy for strengthening, ambulation, standing balance, tone reduction, range of motion, pain reduction, and sensory integration. Hazelwood Center has a therapeutic pool that is maintained at ~94 degrees to provide relaxation for the individuals we serve. Hazelwood Center provides 1:1 therapy for any individuals who are receiving Aquatic Therapy.