Therapists At A Glance
A physical therapist (P.T.) will assist in developing, maintaining, and restoring optimal physical function, independence, and quality of life. They will also help to correct strength and balance issues that have made it difficult for you to function at home and in the community. The goal is to restore normal movement and function while attempting to resolve problems such as pain, muscle weakness, loss of motion or lack of coordination.
- Skilled training for patients, families, and caregivers to improve ambulation skills, functional mobility, transfer ability, flexibility, balance, strength and stair training.
- Assessing, obtaining and training in the safe use of devices such as canes, wheelchairs, prosthetics, walkers, esthetics, and exercise aides
- Heat & cold therapy
- Fall prevention
- Strength of muscles through therapeutic exercise
- Reaching greatest level of independence
An Occupational Therapist (O.T.) will help in evaluating and increasing your ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, getting up from a chair or out of bed, grooming, self feeding, and other independent living skills.
Occupational Therapists provide treatment for:
- Activities of daily living re-training
- Joint protection
- Energy conservation and work simplification training
- Community re-entry
- Edema management
- Caregiver training
- Upper extremity therapeutic exercise and activity
- Adaptive equipment training
- Safety awareness
- Pain Management Technique
- Dexterity Training
- Upper Extremity Strengthening
A Speech-Language Pathologist (S.T.) will assist in the process of assessing and rebuilding speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing difficulties. He or she will develop a plan aimed at increasing your ability to communicate and help you overcome any issues related to swallowing.
Speech-Language Pathologists provide treatment for:
- Cognitive training
- Expressive receptive language building
- Swallowing disorders
- VitalStim Therapy