Giving That Extra Help When Needed
Through on-site services, we treat patients with a variety of conditions. We help you with the healthy aging process, but also treat more complex diagnoses such as:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Low vision
- Post-surgical joint replacement
- Pain management, and more.
Many people are familiar with physical therapists' work helping patients with orthopedic problems, such as low back pain or knee and hip surgeries, to reduce pain and regain function. Others may be aware of the treatment that physical therapists provide to assist patients recovering from a stroke in learning to use their limbs and walk again. Our Physical Therapy program focuses on the identification, prevention, and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain. Following an evaluation, the physical therapist develops an individualized treatment program to address lower extremity and trunk strength, range of motion, balance, coordination, functional movement, ambulation, endurance, and pain reduction.
Individualized therapeutic treatment may include:
- Individually designed programs
- Proper body mechanics
- Training in mobility, gait stability, posture and positioning
- Exercise programs to increase muscle function, coordination and endurance
- Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range-of-motion
- Wound care management
- Pain management
Occupational Therapy addresses activities of daily living skills (ADL's) including bathing, dressing, grooming; instrumental activities of living, such as: home and financial management, rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure and social participation. Occupational therapy interventions include helping people learn how to compensate and/or regain skills in order to lead a full and productive life.
Therapists enhance patient functionality through:
- Education and training in areas such as dressing, bathing, eating and grooming
- Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
- Adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities
- Strengthening and coordination exercises
- Exercises to reduce the effects of arthritis or other conditions to maintain normal joint movement
Speech language pathology (Speech Therapy) is the study, diagnosis, and treatment of defects and disorders of the voice and of spoken and written communication. Speech therapy also evaluates and treats neurological and physical disorders and conditions caused by an injury or illness. Therapists provide a continuum of services, including assessment, education, and treatment of patients with communication, cognitive, and swallowing problems. Treatment programs are directed towards improving communication skills in the areas of comprehension and expression.
Treatment plans are designed for individual needs, such as:
- Recovery of speech, language and memory skills
- Speech evaluations
- Verbal and non-verbal communication, including programs for the hearing impaired
- Communication Aids
- Oral muscle strength and functioning required for speaking and swallowing
- Appropriate diet recommendations
- Swallowing therapy