Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapists/physical therapist assistants, patients/clients, other health care professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and diagnosed and goals are agreed upon. Our Physical Therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related impairments, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives. An individual’s history and physical examination is used to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a plan of care.
Our physical therapists plan of care typically includes instruction of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education, manipulation and other interventions. In addition, our physical therapy staff work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. We provide services to individuals and of all age groups to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout their lifespan.
This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Treatment techniques include: modalities including heat and cold, ultrasound and electrical stimulation, manual hands-on therapy, therapeutic exercises, and work conditioning.
Pro Rehab provides services for geriatric, orthopedic, neurological, aquatic, women’s health and sports therapy. Our practices can be found in many settings, including outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, transitional care facilities, home health and hospice.
Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide area of issues concerning people as they go through normal adult aging but is usually focused on the older adult. There are many conditions that affect many people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following: arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, incontinence, etc.
Neurological physical therapy is a field focused on working with individuals who have a neurological disorder or disease. These include Alzheimer’s disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), ALS, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, and stroke. We focus on treating common impairments associated with neurologic conditions such as impairments of vision, balance, ambulation, activities of daily living, movement, muscle strength and loss of functional independence.
Our physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat many orthopedic disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery. This specialty of physical therapy is most often found in the out-patient clinical setting. Our therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions, and amputations.
Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, hot/cold packs, and electrical muscle stimulation (e.g., cryotherapy, iontophoresis, electrotherapy) are modalities often used to expedite recovery in the orthopedic setting. Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons will benefit from assessment by a physical therapist.
Physical therapists can be involved in the care of athletes from recreational to professional and Olympians. This area of practice includes athletic injury management, including acute care, treatment and rehabilitation, prevention, and education.
Women’s health physical therapy addresses women’s issues related to aging and pregnancy. These conditions include lymphedema, osteoporosis, pelvic pain, prenatal and post partum periods, and urinary incontinence. Incontinence is not a normal part of aging or side effect of pregnancy and can be effectively treated. Women with these conditions are among those that will benefit from women’s health physical therapy.
Pro Rehab’s Occupational Therapists work in many different settings with many different populations. Our Occupational Therapists work with older adults to maintain independence, participate in meaningful activities, and live rewarding lives. Some examples of areas that our Occupational Therapists address with older adults are: continuing to live at home, difficulty with dressing, bathing, and other activities of daily living. This will enable the independence of older adults at home as well as skilled or assisted living communities.
Our Occupational Therapists perform fall screens and evaluate older adults functioning in their homes and recommend specific home modifications. Other testing or evaluations might include cognitive testing, w/c management and positioning, the use of adaptive equipment and the fabrication of various hand, wrist and arm splints.
Our Occupational Therapists focus on maintaining quality of life, ensuring safety, promoting independence, and maintaining abilities. Our therapists provide evaluation and treatment of deficits in ability to perform daily living skills. Some of these include feeding, dressing, bathing, cooking and participating in other daily activities while increasing strength, endurance, range of motion and coordination of the upper body.
Our Occupational Therapists encourage health and wellness to include the prevention of disease and injury, the prevention of secondary conditions, promotion of the well-being of those with chronic illnesses, the enhancement of factors that impact quality of life, promotion of healthy living practices and social participation.
Speech Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathologists provide a wide range of services, mainly on an individual basis, but also as support for individuals and families. Speech services begin with initial screening for communication and swallowing disorders and continue with assessment and diagnosis. They consult with other health care professionals and give advice to patients and families involved regarding the management, intervention, treatment, and other follow up services for these disorders.
Pro Rehab’s Speech Language Pathologists evaluate and treat a wide range of speech and swallowing disorders. Our Speech Language Pathologists also help patients develop effective communication skills.
Treatment areas include:
- Speech: The articulation and strengthening of oral musculature
- Language: speaking, listening, reading and writing
- Cognitive Communication: various thinking and memory skills
- Swallowing: compensating for or decreasing swallowing problems
- Voice: vocal quality/hygiene; laryngectomy or tracheostomy
- Augmentative/Alternative Communication: providing nonverbal modes of communication
- Aural Rehabilitation: compensation for hearing loss, adjusting to hearing aids
Our Speech Language Pathologists promote healthy lifestyle practices for the preservation of communication, hearing, severe eating, feeding, swallowing, and other disorders as a result of Stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia and Parkinson’s disease. They are able to recognize the need to provide and appropriately accommodate diagnostic and treatment services to individuals from diverse backgrounds and adjust treatment and assessment services accordingly.