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Therapy

Therapy is an important part of regaining lost motor function after a medical procedure, a fall or illness. Our excellent team of therapists will create a program to fit each resident or outpatient specifically.

The following therapies are paid by private means, Medical Assistance or Medicare. You and your family must be in agreement with the need for the benefit of these services before they are implemented.

Our professional, experienced therapists provide outstanding care and make a sincere commitment to helping each individual achieve his or her highest functional level. Scheduling your therapy is easy as we provide convenient appointment times. We understand that you have therapy goals to meet, but we realize that personal obligations are also important.

Physical Therapy (PT) is concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities. It promotes mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Focus on balance, gait, strength, range of motion and specialty programs.

Occupational Therapy (OT) is the use of treatment to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with physical, mental or developmental conditions. OT interventions focus on adapting environment, modifying task, and teaching skill, and educating patient/family in order to increase performance of activities of daily living, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.

Speech Therapy specializes in evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Promotes healthy lifestyle practices for preservation of communication, hearing and swallowing disorders including weight loss.

Lymphedema/Edema Management — Lymphedema Certified Therapists practice lymphedema protocols with wound care to advance the healing process. Therapists perform proper massage techniques to enhance lymphatic flow and apply correct compression bandages if applicable.
Post-Stroke Rehab — Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy is crucial for rehabilitation as soon as possible after a stroke to maximize function. Rehab will focus on physical, cognitive and emotional challenges brought on by a stroke to address balance, vision, speech, cognition, strength and other complications such as spasms and pain.

Falls and Balance/Gait Training — Therapist perform balance management to help reduce the risk of a serious or debilitating fall and helps patients gain confidence and a greater sense of independence. Training is provided to assist with normalizing walking patterns and correct use of assistive devices.
Pain Management — Therapists provide techniques to help manage pain, such as manual therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and infrared light treatment. Therapists provide back assessments, ergonomics training and body mechanics training to minimize risk of a back injury.

Dementia/Cognition — The role of rehabilitation in treating residents with dementia is critical to focus on practical, systematic intervention. Depending on the type and severity of dementia, therapists can be involved in either training new skills, helping resident/facility staff/caregivers to compensate for lost skills, or modify environment to adapt to lost skills.

Sports Medicine — Comprehensive, evidence-based therapy to return injured individuals to activities as quickly and safely as possible. Therapist works with patients to help them recover flexibility, regain range of motion, increase strength and work on specific goals to increase overall function.
Home Assessments — Therapist provide comprehensive in-home assessments to assess patients functional, cognitive and emotional needs and strengths. The result of the assessment includes a set of recommendations to make daily living easier and safer for the patient along with suggested community resources.

Pre- and Post-Surgical — Therapy program specializing in pre- and post-surgical procedure rehabilitation to increase strength and range of motion, decrease pain and improve overall function to most independent level. Services include joint replacement rehab to restore function of new joint, post back surgery, and short term rehab after hospitalization of the medically complex patient.

Wound Management — Therapists specially trained in wound healing practices including electrical stimulation, infrared light and debridement. Work closely with nursing staff and dietary to ensure proper nutrition and appropriate wound dressings to promote accelerated wound healing

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