Who would benefit from therapy services while in the hospital?

If you have an illness or injury that has significantly changed your ability to move or take care of yourself you may need physical, occupational and/or speech therapy during your hospital stay.  The goals of therapy will be to identify any functional deficits you may have, make recommendations for continued therapy after you leave the hospital and develop a treatment plan for care while you are in the hospital. The frequency of therapy during your hospital stay will depend on your individual needs.

  • Physical Therapy (PT) services include:

PT evaluation, Therapeutic exercises/ROM programs, Gait training , Adaptive equipment recommendations, Developing Home Exercise programs with patient and family education, Neuromuscular exercise, Orthotic fitting/training, Prosthetic training, Posture/body mechanics training, rehab after joint replacement surgeries,  all geared toward helping the patient attain his/her maximum functional motor potential.

  • Occupational Therapy (OT)  services include:

OT evaluation, Visual/perceptual training, Self care/Activities of Daily Living training, Home Safety Assessments, Use of adaptive equipment, Splinting, ROM/exercise programs, Cognitive retraining, Neuromuscular retraining, and Developing Home Exercise Programs for patient and family education, all geared to restore, reinforce and enhance the patient’s ability to perform their activities of daily living.

The Occupational Therapy department is equipped with a car simulator for transfers and training, full kitchen for home safety assessment, full bathroom for tub transfer education, full capability for splinting,  and resource material for home modifications.

  • Speech Therapy Services include:

The evaluation and treatment of neurological,  cognitive and communication disorders, voice disorders and swallowing disorders in the adult and geriatric populations. Speech and swallowing rehabilitation services are often utilized for patients who have suffered strokes or traumatic brain injuries.

Our speech pathologists will evaluate the specific needs of each patient, and then select a treatment path that will best benefit the patient.

Our Inpatient Therapy Services and Outpatient Speech Department can be reached by calling (865) 373-1834.