GVR Report cover Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Age (Pediatric, Adult), By Therapy Type (Physical, Speech Therapies), By Region (APAC, North America), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-976-8
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global outpatient rehabilitation centers market size was valued at USD 79.8 billion in 2021 and is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.09% from 2022 to 2030. The rising adoption of a sedentary lifestyle and the growing aging population are anticipated to boost industry growth during the forecast period. Rehabilitation needs globally are growing coupled with the higher survival rates for individuals with critical medical conditions and disabilities. Motorization and rapid urbanization have very negative impacts on people suffering from injury or disability, which is expected to drive the demand for outpatient rehabilitation services.

U.S. outpatient rehabilitation centers market size, by therapy type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

As per the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, approximately 2.4 billion people are in need of rehabilitation globally, which accounts for one in every three individuals. The rising life expectancy, with the number of individuals aged 60 years and above is projected to double by 2050. In addition, the rising incidences of injuries including burns and child developmental disorders, including cerebral palsy, are associated with increased disability levels & impact the functioning of an individual, which are expected to boost the growth of the industry. The rising technological adoption in outpatient rehabilitation centers is expected to foster the growth of the market during the forecast period.

For instance, Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at George Washington University Hospital adopted various modern technologies including AlterG Treadmill and Bioness Vector Gait Training System to provide advanced care. As per the CDC report, the collective data of 1,295 post-COVID-19 patients that were registered for outpatient rehabilitation services in the Select Medical Holdings Corporation suggested that these patients opted for the rehabilitation services for the treatment of pain, poor physical health, and difficulty performing physical activities post COVID-19 infection. This has resulted in greater demand for outpatient rehabilitation services among COVID-19 survivors.

COVID-19 outpatient rehabilitation centers market impact: 3.02% growth from 2020 to 2021

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

The pandemic has had negative consequences on the industry owing to the sudden cessation and decline in the visits for outpatient rehabilitation services. For instance, as per the article published in the National Library of Medicine, a 92% decline in the number of patients was reported during the lockdown at outpatient rehabilitation centers in 2020. In addition, around 84% reduction in the weekly visits for outpatient rehabilitation services was reported

Several patients have been referred for outpatient rehabilitation for the post-acute COVID-19 syndrome/Long COVID. The majority of patients were referred for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation services. Many companies have launched outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation services/programs for COVID-19 patients. For instance, Arkansas Heart Hospital launched an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program for COVID-19 patients at its Strong Heart Rehabilitation Center

The outpatient rehabilitation visits were affected in the first wave of the pandemic. During the second and third waves of the pandemic, the number of visits to the center remained constant owing to the requirement of care at home, to reduce the burden on the hospitals, and unavailability of the hospital beds

With the adoption of telehealth, the market is regaining its share in the highly competitive industry. It offers alternative means of communication with the therapists without actual visitation and reduces the cost and time of the therapy


Therapy Type Insights

Based on therapy type, the industry is further segmented into physical, speech, occupational, behavioral, neurological, cognitive rehabilitation therapies, drug/alcohol addiction treatment, and others. The physical therapy segment dominated the overall industry in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of over 37.80% of the global revenue. The growing number of people participating in fitness programs, along with the growing number of outdoor or sports pursuits, is driving the demand for physical therapy globally. Lower back discomfort, spine, shoulder, and rotator cuff injuries, knee diseases, and other sprains & strains are the most prevalent ailments treated with physical therapy.

Global outpatient rehabilitation centers market share, by therapy type, 2021 (%)

Moreover, with efforts to reduce overall patient costs, commercial insurers and government health programs are increasingly turning to low-cost/high-quality outpatient providers. The drug/alcohol addiction treatment segment is expected to witness a significant growth rate during the forecast period. The rising incidences of substance abuse and drug/alcohol addiction are expected to propel the demand for addiction therapy during the forecast period. As per the World Drug Report 2021, by the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime, around 66%, 17%, 42%, 60%, and 80% of people in North America, Latin America, Europe, South Africa, and Asia, respectively are consuming drugs.

Age Insights

Based on age group, the industry is further categorized into infants & toddlers, pediatric, adults, and the elderly. The adult segment led the global industry in 2021 and held the largest share of more than 45.10% of the overall revenue. The high share can be attributed to the higher chances of developing acute back pain and other orthopedic conditions, and an increasing number of accidental injuries among them. As per the World Health Organization statistics, more than 38 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY) suffered from falls and resulting in a greater number of years lived with disability. The geriatric segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.

This can be attributed to the rising geriatric population and the growing prevalence of orthopedic and chronic disorders requiring rehabilitation care. As per the World Population Ageing 2020 Highlights, United Nations, there were approximately 727 million individuals aged 65 years and above in 2020, and this number is projected to reach 1.5 billion by 2050 globally. However, the pediatric segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. The rising prevalence of accidental injuries among children and incidences of birth-related defects, such as autism spectrum disorders, motor planning disorders, premature birth, and others, are expected to propel the growth of this segment.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global industry in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 44.35% of the overall revenue. This can be attributed to the increasing number of outpatient rehabilitation centers and favorable reimbursement policies. Outpatient therapies including occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and physical therapy are covered under Medicare Part B. Around 80% of the Medicare-approved cost of outpatient therapy is covered under original Medicare. The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the rising prevalence of neurological disorders associated with disability and need for the outpatient rehabilitation care for their treatment.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers Market Trends by Region

For instance, as per the article published in American Heart Journal, in 2019, South-East Asia accounted for 64.4 million Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALY) neurological disorders and around 85 million patients in the Western-Pacific region. The more prevalent neurological disorders in the region were Alzheimer’s, migraine, stroke, and dementia. Europe is expected to hold a significant share of the market by 2030 owing to the rising substance /drug abuse cases in the region. According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, in 2017, around 973,000 opted for rehabilitation treatment at outpatient specialized treatment centers.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry is highly fragmented with the presence of many small- and large-scale players and no company holding the major share of the industry. Key players are involved in activities, such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships & collaborations, and geographical expansion, to stay competitive and offer advanced and global-standard services. For instance, in October 2021, Community Health Systems subsidiary, Grandview Medical Center partnered with Select Medical Corporation to form a joint venture known as Champion Sports Medicine Birmingham, LLC that will offer outpatient rehabilitation services in Birmingham. Some of the key players in the global outpatient rehabilitation market include:

  • Forrest Health

  • The Mount Sinai Health System

  • UAB Health System

  • Nanz medico GmbH & Co. KG

  • Beijing United Family Rehabilitation Hospital (BJURH)

  • Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center 

  • Lovelace Health System

  • Kimshealth Trivandrum

  • Unity Health Toronto

  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation

  • Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital (Ernest Health)

  • Select Medical Corp.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 85.3 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 147.4 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.09% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Therapy type, age, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Forrest Health; The Mount Sinai Health System; UAB Health System; Nanz medico GmbH & Co. KG; Beijing United Family Rehabilitation Hospital (BJURH); Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center; Lovelace Health System; Kimshealth Trivandrum; Unity Health Toronto; Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation; Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital (Ernest Health); Select Medical Corporation

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Global Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global outpatient rehabilitation centers market report based on therapy type, age, and region:

Global Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers Market Segmentation

  • Therapy Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • Physical Therapy

    • Speech Therapy

    • Occupational Therapy

    • Behavioral Therapy

    • Neurological Therapy

    • Drug/Alcohol Addiction Treatment

    • Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy

    • Others

  • Age Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • Infants & Toddlers

    • Pediatric

    • Adults

    • Elderly

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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