Services – Rehabilitative

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Following are descriptions of the therapists who play the largest role in the care of a post-acute rehabilitation patient.

broomfield-nursing-center00015Physical Therapist:

A physical therapist will assist in developing, maintaining and restoring optimal physical function, independence and quality of life. They will also help to correct strength and balance issues that have made it difficult for you to function at home and in the community. The goal is to restore normal movement and function while attempting to resolve problems such as pain, muscle weakness, loss of motion or lack of coordination.

Physical Therapy treatments may include:

  • Ultrasound/electrical stimulation for pain/edema management
  • Heat & Cold therapy for pain/edema management
  • Fall prevention education
  • Muscle strengthening through therapeutic exercise instruction
  • Anodyne Therapy for peripheral neuropathy
  • Prosthetic fit and training
  • Gait and balance training
  • Transfer training
  • Patient family education training

Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist will help in evaluating and increasing your ability to perform activities of daily living (Addles) such as dressing, bathing, grooming, meal preparation, and medicine management along with other independent living skills. Occupational

Therapy treatment may include:

  • Activities of daily living re-training
  • Joint protection education
  • Energy conservation education
  • Community re-entry training
  • Pain and edema management education
  • Upper extremity therapeutic exercise instruction
  • Adaptive equipment training
  • Ultrasound/electrical stimulation for edema/pain management
  • Home safety Awareness

Speech-Language Pathologist

A speech-language pathologist will assess and remediate speech, language, cognitive and swallowing difficulties. He/she will develop a plan aimed at increasing one’s ability to communicate and help deal with any issues related to swallowing deficits, including tube feed weaning.

Speech and Language Pathology Provides treatment for:

  • Cognition training
  • Expressive receptive language
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Neuro-muscular re-education for dysphagia
  • Voice therapy
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Augmentative Communication