Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists will diagnose and treat your language or swallowing disorder.

Treatment of Swallowing, Speech and Voice Disorders

Speech-Language Pathology services can be important for patients with neurological conditions and before, during and after chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. It can also improve post-treatment quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer.

Our speech pathologists can help with:

  • Swallowing disorders
  • Memory problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Difficulty talking
  • Social skills

Therapy provided for swallowing may include:

  • Muscle exercises/stretches
  • Compensatory strategies
  • Designing a safe diet

Therapy provided for speech/voice may include:

  • Speech/voice exercises
  • Compensatory strategies
  • Voice prosthesis training

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

We can also help connect individuals with significant communication challenges access to the words and messages they need to express themselves through the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) specialized electronic devices. Our Speech Language Pathologists will evaluate you to determine if Augmentative and Alternative Communication is right for you, and then they will coordinate with AAC suppliers to help you find the right device for your specific needs. They will also assist you as you learn how to effectively use the device to communicate.

Physical Therapy

Our skilled physical therapy specialists have the expertise to treat head injuries and concussions, stroke victims, multiple sclerosis symptoms, Parkinson's symptoms, problems associated with aging, and balance problems.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and rehabilitation for our community. Your donations make it possible for us to develop programs to meet the needs of our patients.

Some of the services include:

  • Helping you decrease your falls risk
  • Transfer education, so you learn how to "transfer" from your bed to a wheelchair or to safely sit or stand on your own
  • Gait (walking) assessment and treatment
  • Treadmill training and video feedback while your bodyweight is supported by a harness
  • Maintenance plans and programs to help you stay strong and mobile
  • Reducing secondary injuries by teaching you community mobility (how to get around in stores, on the bus, getting in and out of cars, etc.)
  • Teaching you how to walk with prosthetic legs
  • Bioness® electrical stimulation for systematic retraining of many gait (walking) problems, as well as orthotic (brace) prescription and fitting 
  • Treatments for peripheral neuropathy
  • Pool therapy for those who need to reduce weight on a limb when learning how to walk again

Wheelchair Assistance

If you need a wheelchair, our physical therapists can do a comprehensive seating and positioning assessment. This assessment is usually done with a representative from a local wheelchair company to ensure all you needs are considered and met.

When you get your wheelchair, our physical therapists will use the latest technology to properly fit you. This helps you have optimal comfort and positioning for your chair and can make the difference between independence and dependence on others. We will also educate you and your family about the proper use and care of your equipment. 

Pressure Mapping

Pressure mapping is a computerized graphic representation of your seated pressure distribution. We use this graphic to understand your blood flow, pain, and comfort in relation to how your wheelchair and cushion fit you and helps us determine possible equipment needs. By locating and correcting areas of high pressure, we're able to reduce the skin's breakdown, reduce the chance that you get a pressure-related wound and optimize the healing of your wounds if you do get one.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists will help you find ways to return to your favorite activities after suffering from a debilitating injury or stroke. 

Our occupational therapists will help you find ways to return to home, work, school, and other favorite activities after suffering from a debilitating injury or stroke. We will also help you modify your environment, so your disbaility won't limit your function. 

Some of the services include:

  • Helping restore your strength and endurance, so you can bathe, dress and feed yourself
  • Help you perform simple tasks that are meaningful to you or your family
  • Teaching you how to access your community, and resume work
  • Make recommendations for equipment to help you perform your daily activities, such as a tub or shower seat, grab bars, and kitchen equipment (rocker knives, jar openers etc).
  • Home management
  • Arm and hand therapy
  • Money management
  • Vision therapy
  • Driver evaluations and training

Neuropsychology

We offer tests and treatments to help diagnose and treat neuropsychological problems.

Our neuropsychologists are caring professionals who are trained to help diagnose and treat conditions related to attention and memory, reasoning and problem-solving, visual-spatial functions, language functions, sensory-perceptual functions, motor functions, academic skills, emotional functioning.

Neuropyschologists also provide counseling to help you deal with depression, anxiety and changes that can result from a neurologic deficit. This will help you integrate more fully into your community. 

Tests and Therapy

We offer tests and therapy designed to help improve your brain function. They include:

  • Disability testing
  • Diagnosis of cognitive and emotional disorders
  • Sleep hygiene therapy
  • Emotional therapy
  • Concussion management

Vocational Training

Our vocational rehab specialists work with the state vocational rehabilitation programs to get you back to work, school, or volunteering in the community.