Occupational therapists (OTs) work with patients to improve abilities to use their arms and to develop their maximum level of independence in the areas of daily living skills. Treatment includes strengthening exercises, coordination activities, training in daily living activities (feeding, bathing, dressing, etc.), and visual and perceptual retraining.
Physical therapists (PTs) work with patients who have health issues that limit their ability to move and take part in the everyday routines of life. Treatment includes strengthening exercises, balance activities, training in walking skills and/or maneuvering a wheelchair.
Speech-language Pathology (Speech therapy)
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work with patients to improve their ability to communicate and to swallow. Treatment includes training in speech skills, training in cognitive skills, strengthening exercises for swallowing and speaking, and re-training in swallowing abilities.
- Rehabilitation for amputees and training in use of a prosthesis
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Incontinence and pelvic pain
- Women’s rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation for osteoporosis
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Guillan-Barre syndrome
- Recovery from brain surgery
- Degenerative neuropathies