Whether it is for a hip replacement, heart attack, stroke, or another condition, skilled therapy is often the next step in recovery after leaving a hospital. The goal of our therapy program is to enhance each of our patients’ quality of life by providing the necessary treatment and support to help them reach their maximum potential and independence. We understand that each patient has different limitations and that at times the road to recovery can be difficult. That is why we create an individualized plan of care based on each patient’s unique situation including their injury, the goals they wish to accomplish through therapy, and a pace they are comfortable with. It is important to not get discouraged during rehab, so we motivate our patients in any way we can. We try to make the rehabilitation process as pleasant or as “fun” as possible so we often incorporate games that are relevant to the muscle groups or joints worked in that therapy session. Most of our therapists are from the area served by our facilities and have grown up knowing many of the patients they are assisting. We feel that being able to connect with each patient on a personal level is essential to the success of rehabilitation and we take pride in being able to serve our own community.
Physical 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.
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.