Rehab & Therapy 2018-10-11T12:18:58+00:00

REHAB THERAPY

West Meade Place Rehab Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) includes specialized treatments for illnesses or injuries that limit a person’s ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Through examination, diagnosis, development of individualized programs and interventions, physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life. Our therapists also work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs, as well as aiding in the recovery process by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs to achieve the highest level possible of functional mobility and independence.

Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover or maintain activities of daily living. Occupational therapists assist people across the lifespan to participate in everyday activities and tasks they want and need to do. Through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, occupational therapy practitioners help older adults recover from injury, illness or disability to enable them to live life to its fullest.

Speech-Language therapy (SLT) addresses cognitive, linguistic and swallowing deficits. Speech therapy teaches the exercises to strengthen the muscles of the mouth. This might include demonstrating how to move the tongue to create specific sounds or move food during the eating process. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) may model the sounds the patient has difficulty with, requiring the patient to repeat the sound. They may also use different food textures to encourage awareness during eating and swallowing. The therapist may use pictures or everyday situations to improve cognitive reasoning.