Our physical therapists evaluate individuals and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. They work with patients who have a wide variety of diagnosis some of which are: injuries occurring from a fall, arthritis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, joint replacements,fractures and nerve injuries. After an illness or injury, PT's use specific therapeutic exercise and modalities to improve range of motion, physical strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and endurance. Our goal is to maintain the highest level of independence for the patient in their home environment. We also make recommendations about adaptations and/or equipment to make the home safer and more accessible. PT's also work with clients families and caregivers to teach positioning, transferring and walking skills, and wheelchair management to promote maximum function and independence and prevent conditions associated with the loss of mobility.
Our occupational therapists provide skilled treatment that helps patients achieve independence in many facets of their lives. OT's treat a variety issues such as difficulties with eating, grooming, dressing, hygiene and transferring, as well as hand dexterity and visual impairments. This is accomplished by the use of therapeutic techniques in areas such as cognitive skills, muscle strength, coordination, endurance, perceptual abilities, sensory awareness, joint protection, and work simplification. Occupational therapists teach adaptive techniques and compensatory strategies for dressing, energy conservation and safety awareness, and work closely with family members and caregivers to achieve the maximum level of independence in a safe environment.
Speech/ Language Pathology Our speech/language therapists treat clients who have speech, voice, language and swallowing disorders. These may have occurred from a stoke, brain injury, hearing loss or cognitive disorder. After evaluating the patient, the Speech therapist develops and implements an individualized program to reduce the disability, and if necessary enlists the aid of other health care professionals to achieve this goal. They work with patients who have swallowing disorders characterized by an inability to maintain adequate nutrition and or hydration. Therapists work with families on treatment techniques to use at home and how to modify the behavior that impedes communication and swallowing. They also focus on cognitive linguistic skills, including attention and concentration, reasoning and problem solving, and memory strategies.