Our Rehabilitation Center offers a broad range of services including physical, occupational and speech therapies. We provide both, inpatient and outpatient therapy services. Our team of rehabilitation specialists customizes care to meet your needs. We are committed to returning those individuals who have been impaired by accident or disease to their highest level of function by optimizing abilities and skills in their everyday activities. Our staff of licensed clinical professionals have expertise in wound care, pediatric therapy, pain management, orthopedics, and the care of neurologically impaired patients.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Physical and occupational therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health.
Dysfunctions treated include:
- Upper, Mid and Lower Back Pain
- Extremity Pain Physical Therapy
- Pulmonary Disorders (obstructive and restrictive)
- Cardiac Disorders
- Orthopedic Disorders (fractures, sprains and strains)
- Neurological Disorders (stroke, traumatic brain injury, and upper and lower motor neuron disorders)
Therapists evaluate a patient's strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function. Through development of an individualized comprehensive plan of care, therapists resolve impairments, enabling patients to perform their prior activities of daily living.
Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, and swallowing related disorders.
Speech and language problems can result from hearing loss, brain injury or deterioration, cerebral palsy, stroke, cleft palate, voice pathology, mental development or emotional problems. Problems can be congenital, developmental or acquired. Some of the most common speech and language disorders treated include:
- Aphasia - The loss or reduction of expressive or receptive speech and language abilities, spoken or written.
- Language Delay - Slowness in the development of vocabulary and grammar required to express and understand thoughts and ideas. This may be in combination with slow development in other areas, or it may be a specific language delay.
- Stuttering - A dysfluency in the production of speech. This may include sound, syllable, or word repetitions, pauses, and sound prolongations.
- Articulation disorders - The omission of a sound or the replacement of a sound with another.
- Dysarthria - Speech disorders that result in weakness, abnormal tone, or abnormal reflexes, which reduce speech intelligibility.
- Apraxia - Difficulty in learning and or executing the movements for speech production.
- Voice Disorders - These include a change in vocal quality (hoarse, breathy or nasal) and inappropriate pitch or loudness.
- Speech-language pathologists use written and oral tests, as well as special instruments, to diagnose the nature and extent of impairment and to record and analyze speech, language, and swallowing irregularities. All impairments are addressed through development of an individualized plan of care, tailored to each patient's needs.
For individuals with little or no speech capability, speech-language pathologists may select augmentative or alternative communication methods, including automated devices and sign language. They teach these individuals how to make sounds, improve their voices or increase their language skills to communicate more effectively. Speech-language pathologists help patients develop or recover reliable communication skills so patients can fulfill their educational, vocational and social roles.
Darren Leighty, PTA