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Rehabilitation Services

The Rehabilitation Department is committed to delivering quality care to the patients and clients we serve in an effective, efficient and compassionate manner. Our department includes the following:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Pathology


The Rehab Department is staffed by physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and rehab specialists. 


This unit is fully-staffed to provide treatment in physical, occupational, and speech therapy to outpatients, inpatients, and nursing home residents.  Our therapists specialize in Sports Medicine/Orthopedics, Neurologic Conditions (spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and stroke), Balance and Vestibular issues, Swallowing and Speech Dysfunction, Pediatric Developmental issues even Post Amputation Rehabilitation. 

To meet the needs of the community our rehabilitation team is always expanding the techniques they use to bring you the best care possible.  From Electromyographic (EMG) and Nerve Conduction studies, Dry Needling, Aquatic Therapy, Modified Barium Swallow studies and Vital-Stim Therapy, our staff provides you with the top-of-the-line care you deserve right here at home.

All therapists are licensed by the state of Georgia with maintenance of licenses and certifications completed through extensive continuing education.  All therapists are qualified providers of care for disorders affecting movement, function, speech, and swallowing and can effectively treat musculoskeletal pain in any area of the body.  

The Rehab Department employs manual techniques, therapeutic exercises and activities, and therapeutic modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and mechanical traction as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to improve function with emphasis on specific areas of deficiency including strength, range of motion, balance, stamina, speech, swallowing, and ability to perform normal activities.  

Additionally offered is instruction in general wellness as part of our global approach to improving health, fitness, and function. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one take steps toward recovery.


Union General Hospital Rehabilitation Center
376 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA 30512

  • Director:  Wayne H. Barth, PT
  • Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday
  • Outpatient Clinic:  8:00am- 4:30pm
  • Nursing Home:  8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Inpatients are seen on an as-needed basis, including weekends as necessary
  • Phone: 706-439-6467


Chatuge Regional Hospital Rehabilitation & Wellness Center
120 River Street, Suite B
Hiawassee, GA 30546

  • Director:  Wayne H. Barth, PT
  • Outpatient, Inpatient, and Swing Bed services are available.
  • Located on top of the hill behind Park Sterling Bank. 
  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 706-896-7060