Our rehabilitation team consists of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, a licensed Social Worker, a Medicare Nurse Coordinator, and an on-site Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Our team meets weekly to discuss patient progress and plan for discharge. Our highly skilled rehabilitation staff represents the definition of TEAM.

A Typical Therapy Day

Our rehab staff usually begins treating patients around 7:30 a.m. A typical morning for a patient would be for "Mrs. Jones" to receive occupational therapy at 7:30 a.m. for self-care training, followed by physical therapy for ambulation and exercise. "Mrs. Jones" could possibly receive additional occupational therapy for upper extremity exercise, and speech therapy for language/memory skills or swallowing retraining. Every patient is different and our therapists establish individualized treatment plans for them which are then approved by the physician who supervises our rehabilitation work.

Our patients and staff are very busy during the day. Prime therapy hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For our patients' privacy and for visitor safety, visitors are not permitted in the gym or in other therapy areas unless requested by the therapists for family training in preparation for discharge. Because rooms on the short-term rehab unit are semi-private, we ask that patients be considerate of their roomate. Excess visiting should be avoided and evening visits limited to 8:00 p.m. Also, except in extreme circumstances, as determined by the physician, we do not allow overnight visitors.

How may we help you?

Our rehab staff has exensive traininig and are equipped to provide skilled intervention in a variety of diagnoses. Some typical diagnoses that we provide assistance with are:

Joint Replacements Wound Care
Cardiac Rehabilitation Orthopedic Injuries (fractures)
Stroke End of Life Care
Diabetes Complex Medical Disgnoses

Specialty Training

In addition to their collegiate education, all of our therapists continue to pursue post-graduate training in their respective disciplines. Serveral of our therapists have become certified in specific types of treatments that are extremely helpful to particular diagnoses. Some of the types of specilty training are:

VitalStim Therapy - an innovative new treatment that can retrain facial and swallowing muscualture that has been damaged from cerebral accident or injury. Vital Stim is the first treatment of its kind to be approved by the FDA for neuromuscular retraining of the swallowing muscles. Kelly McKay, SLP, Leah Armstrong, SLP, and Laura Orr, OTR are all certified to provide Vital Stim treatment. [More Information]

NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment) - NDT is an advanced therapeutic approach practiced by experienced therapists with extensive training. This "hands on" treatment approach can assist individuals who have had central nervous system insults such as a stroke that create difficulties in controlling movement. Therapists who practice NDT techniques have extensive training and knowledge of normal and abnormal development patterns. Elizabeth Arnold, RPT is a certified NDT therapist. [More Information]

Manual Lymphatic Treatment - Manual Lymphatic Treatment is a specialized treatment that stimulates the lymphatic system in order to reduce excessive edema. Our occupational therapists, Laura Orr, and Nicole Benjamin are certified in MLT and have seen tremendous improvements in the lives of patients who suffer with chronic edema or lymphedema. [More Information]

Kinesiotaping - Kinesiotape is a type of fabric athletic tape that when applied by a qualified therapist, can be utilized to support a joint, improve range of motion, reduce pain, or assist in reducing bruising or edema. Two of our therapists, Laura Orr, and Leslie Johnson are Certified Kinesiotaping Professionals. [More Information]

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