Our physical therapists partner with our patients to help them reach their optimal independence. Our therapists evaluate each patient's needs and devise individualized therapeutic treatment programs which may include:
Therapeutic exercise programs to help increase muscle function, coordination, endurance, and mobility; Gait and functional training for safety and independence; Muscle re-education to regain function; and Joint and soft-tissue mobilization to increase range of motion.
Occupational TherapyOccupational Therapy focuses on improving the physical, cognitive/perceptual and sensory components necessary for performing daily living skills. Whether illness or injury has caused a loss of any of these functions, referral to an occupational therapist may be necessary. Our ultimate goal is to help patients lead independent, productive and satisfying lives. An occupational therapist may provide the following:
Evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, development disorders or work injuries
Education and training in performing daily living tasks;
Sensorimotor treatments for increasing strength, endurance, range of motion, coordination, and balance;
Therapeutic activities for memory/perception, cognitive integration and daily life skills;
Instruction and/or fabrication of adaptive equipment; and
Splint fabrication for proper positioning, facilitation of motion, spasticity and edema control, and pain reduction;
Speech TherapyOur speech-language pathologists evaluate communication problems as well as swallowing dysfunction. They design treatment plans relevant to each patient's needs that may focus on:
Comprehensive skills for written and verbal communication;
Verbal and nonverbal communication, including the use of augmentative systems when necessary;
Cognitive status which may include memory, orientation, and reasoning skills;
Oral muscle strength and functioning for speaking and swallowing;
Swallowing skills and techniques.