physical therapy

 

physical therapyPhysical therapists are skilled in the treatment of problems that limit people’s ability to move, and help restore them to their maximum potential. Through a broad range of treatments, our physical therapists help patients find relief from pain, recover independence, and improve quality of life. Our physical therapists specialize in comprehensive services for patients with neurological or orthopaedic rehabilitation needs.
Since every patient is unique, every physical therapy program is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient.

The physical therapist is an expert in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuro-muscular problems that affect the abilities to move and function in daily life. Physical therapists help with transfers to and from the bed when a patient cannot walk alone. They train a person to begin to walk again and move more normally. Physical therapist will assess:

  • Balance
  • Posture
  • Strength
  • Need for a wheelchair, brace walker, cane
  • Quality of movement
  • Spontaneous movement
  • Coordination of movement
  • Increased sensation of sensory-motor activities
  • Pain management

The extended traumatic brain injury rehabilitation program is designed to provide a link between hospital based treatment and community living. All TBI residents are cared for by a team of professionals who specialized in the care of trauma victims. Their goals are:

  • Stabilize the medical and rehabilitation issues related to brain injury and other injuries
  • Prevent secondary complications such as pressure ulcers, pneumonia and contractures.
  • Restore lost functional abilities. Functional changes could include limited ability to move, use the bathroom, talk, eat and think.
  • Strategize with family and resident what changes might be required when the person goes home.

    Services provided include:
    • Neuro behavioral program
    • Cognitive remediation program
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Recreation therapy
    • Case Management/social services
    • Community re-entry
    • Psychiatric and psychological consultation
    • Family and individual counseling


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