Our therapy services allow you to stay in the comfort of your home when facing a recovery or illness
Whether you are recovering from surgery, an injury, a serious illness, or are living with a chronic illness, our team of licensed, experienced therapists are ready to assist you. We offer a wide range of physical, speech, and occupational therapy services and can evaluate your health condition in order to develop an individualized therapy plan to help you achieve your goals.
Physical therapy interventions assist patients to restore physical function that may be lost due to illness, chronic disease, or injury. These interventions may include techniques for pain management, exercise programs to increase strength, balance and coordination, and assessment of the patient’s home to ensure the patient is in a safe environment. The goal is to restore the patient to their maximum functional potential and to educate the patient and caregiver so that the patient can continue functional activity when physical therapy intervention is no longer needed. Therapeutic exercise includes range of motion, strengthening, stretching, and resistive exercises to increase mobility, endurance, and functional activity tolerance.
Occupational therapy helps patients take care of themselves when a health problem limits normal, day-to-day activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, doing housework, and managing personal business. This type of therapy can help patients become more active and willing to care for themselves. This includes the safe and appropriate use of adaptive devices. Occupational therapy also assists patients with cognition, using memory building techniques and appropriate executive functions, such as handling personal finances.
Speech therapy helps patients improve their ability to communicate. This includes speech, which is how sounds are made, and language, which involves understanding and choosing the correct words. This can include working with patients who have learning disabilities and hearing loss. A speech therapist can also help patients with swallowing, drinking, or eating difficulties, as well as helping patients when their dietary needs are affected by memory loss or dementia.
Home Therapy Programs
We also offer several home therapy programs, which can help provide help with preventing falls, strengthening patients for movement, as well as assessing the home for any improvement or devices that may help.
Fall Prevention program
Our fall prevention program focuses on reducing the risk of injury and falls for patients that are at risk or who have fallen in the past. Assessment of fall risk will be a part of every physical therapy evaluation but is crucial for patients who have a history of falls with or without injury. Our team-focused approach consists of nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who develop a plan to improve the safety, balance, coordination, and the ambulation of our at-risk patients. This plan will include strengthening exercises, static and dynamic balance activities, assessment for appropriate assistance devices, and evaluation of the patient’s home for safety risks. By preventing injuries and falls, our patients are able to safely remain at home.
Strengthening Exercises and Range of Motion Therapy
Strengthening exercise and range of motion therapy are designed to assist clients with injury or disease which cause limited or decreased movement of joints and muscle strength. With strengthening exercises and range of motion therapy, we can help you reach maximum functional mobility. With this program, our therapist can greatly improve patient safety and function in the home, while decreasing pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort.
Balance Training Therapy
Balance training therapy involves improving your overall upper and lower body strength thus improving posture, balance, muscle strength, and coordination. The goal for our balance training program is to restore function and independence while improving safety and decreasing fall risk. Balance deficits can be caused by illness, neuromuscular disorders, postural deviations, vision deficits, mental status changes, and general weakness. Training consists of exercise to improve strength, static/dynamic weight shift activities, and coordination activates which can improve balance and improve functional mobility.
Gait Training Therapy
Gait training therapy is the process where therapists strive to help a person regain the ability to walk safely and effectively. Our therapists are skilled in home exercise programs including gait training and work together with the medical professionals on a patient’s team to improve their walking skills in any way possible. During gait training a physical therapist will assess the patient’s ability to shift weight when taking steps, lift feet to clear the floor, walk with even step lengths while keeping a steady pace, and the ability to walk on various surfaces including stairs. The therapist will also evaluate the patient to determine if an assistive device is needed to decrease the risk of falling. If it is determined a device is needed, the therapist will train the patient to use the device correctly.
Transfer Training Therapy
Transfer training therapy involves a therapist teaching a patient and/or caregiver the safest method to move from one position or location to another. Often, this might involve moving from a bed to a chair or from a bed to a standing position. As with many aspects of therapy, the learning process of transferring will be one that is shared by both the patient and the caregiver. A patient may be able to transfer independently, require supervision, or need maximum assistance from a caregiver. Sometimes assistive devices, such as a walker, transfer board, tub transfer bench or a Hoyer lift, are needed to provide for a safe transfer. If a caregiver is going to transfer a patient by themselves, often they need to train together in order to perfect the technique and to gain the strength that is required for safe and effective transfers. In all cases, the ability to transfer a patient safely gives the patient and the caregiver more independence.
Assessment for Devices
Our therapist will evaluate home safety and function recommending assistive devices and durable medical equipment needed in the home to ensure the client’s ability to function at the most independent level possible.
Memory Deficit Exercises/Programs
Our occupational and speech therapists can assist with exercises and techniques to help both patients and families with cognition or memory deficit. These exercises and techniques can assist with maintaining and/or restoring memory while also providing patients and families with techniques designed to extend the ability to function independently in the home.
Speech therapy services feature certified speech pathologists, who are an integral part of the rehabilitation team. Our professionals are experts in the management and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Treatment focuses on increasing each patient’s communication skills and the oral-motor skills needed for safe swallowing.
Home Safety Evaluation
Our home safety evaluation includes an overall review of needed modifications to decrease fall risk and eliminate safety risks in the home helping to ensure the safest environment for patients at home.