Rehabilitation Services - Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapy
Physical TherapyWith many illnesses or injuries, a variety of movement and functionality deficits may occur. Physical therapists are the hands-on specialists who evaluate, treat, and help prevent these problems. They work directly with patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis to help increase movement potential and decrease pain, while aiding recovery and achieving therapy goals.
Who can benefit from physical therapy?Physical therapy helps many types of people, from someone learning to walk again after a stroke to a person regaining use of an injured hand. Among people who most commonly benefit from physical therapy are those who have experienced:
Back and neck problems
Arthritis and joint pain
How physical therapy can helpOnce the patient's specific needs are determined, physical therapy can help restore function and develop skills that will increase mobility and safety. Specifically, physical therapy most often involves the following treatments to help achieve the highest possible level of health:
Range of motion exercises
Therapeutic exercise to improve strength and endurance
Function mobility skills
Joint and soft tissue mobilization
Occupational TherapyThe goal of occupational therapy is to help people re-establish some or all of their independence as they recover from injury or illness. Therapy programs include individualized assessment of home and job situations, as well as treatment and training to rebuild skills and strength. For some patients, that could be simply learning to use a spoon or tie shoes again or it may include finding alternative methods to help accomplish daily tasks and activities.
Who can benefit from occupational therapy?Occupational therapy helps people whose ability to remain self-sufficient has been disrupted by illness, injury, developmental disability or the normal aging process. While it can help an injured worker recover and return to work, occupational therapy can help other people as well, from children with disabilities to adults who may have trouble properly grooming or feeding themselves for a variety of reasons. The therapist not only helps the patients, but also assists caregivers and family members. Some of the patients who benefit from occupational therapy include those who have experienced:
Cumulative trauma disorder
How occupational therapy can helpOccupational therapy programs are designed to identify specific needs and provide treatment that can bring back health, confidence and self-sufficiency in a work-related, as well as home environment.
Treatments often focus on:
Activities of daily living (feeding, dressing, grooming)
Home safety and management
Upper extremity, fine motor and therapeutic exercise programs
Caring for splints
Speech-Language TherapySpeech-language therapy involves a variety of treatments to help improve communication and swallowing.
Who can benefit from speech-language therapy?Speech-language therapy can help people of all ages with many types of communication disorders, whether from ongoing difficulties or a sudden injury. Patients who benefit from speech-language therapy include those who have experienced:
Head or neck injury
How speech-language therapy can helpSpeech-language therapy can enhance the patient's quality of life by improving many aspects of communication.
Treatments often focus on:
Verbal and written expression
Alternative communication systems
Stuttering or stammering
The inability to form words
Hearing impairment rehabilitation
Developmental speech-language delay/disorder
Improving memory skills
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