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Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy or Physiotherapy

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Often called PT, physiotherapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.

Goals of Treatment

  • Pain decrease
  • Edema decrease
  • Strength increase
  • ROM/flexibility
  • Gait improvement
  • Weight-bearing evaluation
  • Improvement of functional abilities
  • Endurance increase
  • Return to normal activities

Occupational Therapy

caregiver and elderly woman playing a video gameOften called OT, occupational therapy is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition. Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places a premium on the progress towards the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.

Goals of Treatment

  • Achieving independence in performing activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, bathing and toileting
  • Upper extremity and hand rehabilitation
  • Cognitive and perceptual training
  • Custom and prefabricated splints
  • Ergonomic evaluations and education
  • Community education for pulmonary, cardiac and arthritis groups

Speech Therapy

Often called ST, speech therapy specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Speech services begin with initial screening and continue with assessment and diagnosis, consultation for the provision of advice regarding management, intervention and treatment, and provision counseling and other follow up services for these disorders.

Goals of Treatment

  • Improvement of oral motor control
  • Improvement of speech quality and production
  • Improvement of cognition
  • Improvement in swallowing ability
  • Improvement of communication effectiveness and voice production
  • Modified Barium Swallow evaluations.

Conditions treated include

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Dysphagia or swallowing disorders
  • Hand or wrist injuries
  • Hip and knee injuries
  • Lymphedema
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Multi-trauma injuries
  • Musculoskeletal or orthopedic injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Speech and communication issues
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo or vestibular issues
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