What types of therapy do we offer?

Physical-TherapyPhysical Therapy is focused on restoring strength and mobility in a patient’s muscles and joints, and can also be used to treat or alleviate chronic pain. The goal of physical therapy is to restore function to one’s body that may have been lost or compromised following surgery or an injury. Physical therapy sessions typically include exercises and joint movements that are specifically designed to restore maximum movement and functionality.

Occupational Therapy focuses on retraining the muscles to perform specific tasks such as eating, bathing, doing laundry, cooking, playing games or other everyday activities. Patients will often have to relearn how to perform some of these tasks in a different way after an injury or major surgery. It is often practiced in conjunction with physical therapy and is adaptive to each patient’s lifestyle, goals and living environment upon discharge.
This patient learns to use a special tool to put on his socks in order to remain independent when he returns home.

This patient learns to use a special tool to put on his socks in order to remain independent when he returns home.

Speech Therapy deals with the recovery of function and sensation of the face and throat. Speech therapy is primarily used for patients who have suffered brain trauma, such as a stroke or injury, to retrain the muscles the muscles in the throat and face to speak and swallow properly. Its main focus’s are swallowing techniques, recovery of speech, correction of cognitive deficiencies, as well as staging for dementia to decrease confusion. We also offer VitalStim Therapy for dysphagia or difficulty swallowing at some facilities.
Speech Language Pathologist Ashley Lowe places VitalStim electrodes on a patient which deliver gentle electric pulses to the muscles of the throat and is an effective treatment for swallow dysphysia.

Speech Language Pathologist Ashley Lowe places VitalStim electrodes on a patient which deliver gentle electric pulses to the muscles of the throat and is an effective treatment for swallow dysphygia.