Neurological Rehabilitation Services
A stroke or a brain/spine injury is a devastating experience not only for the patient’s, but also for their family. Early and specialized rehabilitation, however, can significantly improve the function and quality of the patient’s life.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes complete or incomplete paralysis of all function below the level of injury. Rehabilitation is the only hope to provide them with new skills to cope with their disability. The physiotherapy is equipped with the necessary techniques to aid patients to cope up with spinal cord injury that has resulted in paralysis.
SCI as follows:
- Physical therapists typically focus on lower extremity function and on difficulties with mobility
- Therapists address upper extremity dysfunction and difficulties in activities of daily living
- Deal with the emotional and behavioral concerns of the newly injured patient and with any potential cognitive dysfunction
- Speech-language pathologists address with issues of communication and swallowing
Irrespective of the complexity of your injury, we are devoted to identifying the potential in each patient and to try restore their independence to the maximum level.
MUSCULOSKELETAL / ORTHOPEDIC
Therapy that treats a large variety of conditions that affect the skeletal and muscular systems. A wide range of orthopedic injuries and disabilities, including amputations, joint replacements, fractures, neck and lower back disorders and other orthopedic complications, are treated.
Our approach goes beyond addressing pain. We provide effective therapies to facilitate your return to an active lifestyle, including competitive athletics, work, hobbies, or simply pain-free living. Our therapists excel at guiding and encouraging patients to make lifestyle changes that enhance overall health and wellbeing now and the future.
Conditions we treat include:
- Back and neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Congenital conditions
- Degenerative joint disease
- Foot and ankle pain and sprains
- Hip, wrist, elbow, pelvic and other fractures
- Knee sprains, strains and other injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Sports injuries
- Total joint replacements
- Traumatic injury
- Work injuries
Aquatic therapy is performed in the water, aiming to rehabilitate patients after injury or those with chronic illness. It uses the resistance of water instead of weights, taking excess pressure off joints for better outcomes.
Patients often show improvement with aquatic therapy. The goal is to transition patients quickly from hydrotherapy to a land rehabilitation program within 3 to 12 sessions.
- Aquatic therapy can make exercise easier and less painful, because the forces on weight-bearing joints are reduced.
- The warmth of the water helps reduce pain by relaxing tight or spasm muscles and increasing blood flow.
- he water resistance and special jets help patients strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular performance.
Aquatic therapy is ideal for the following conditions:
- Arthritis management/joint pain
- Athletic/cardiovascular training
- Gait analysis
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Chronic back pain and lumbar stabilization
- Foot, ankle or knee pain
- Increased healing and strengthening of injured tissue
- Increased flexibility
- Improved cardiovascular stamina
- Improved circulation
- Increased resistance for stretching and therapeutic exercises
- Short-term therapy with transition to land-based rehabilitation
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain Injury
Patients with conditions affecting the upper extremities including arms, hands, elbows and shoulders.
Patients who require hand therapy may have been affected by an accident, surgery or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputations of the fingers, hands, or arms. Besides this patients who suffer from the conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, chronic problems as arthritis or a neurologic condition i.e., stroke.
The Hand Therapy Program provides a comprehensive evaluation of the upper extremities and upper quadrant by highly trained hand and upper extremity occupational therapists. The program utilizes an assortment of treatment devices to reestablish joint movement and ligament skimming, limit torment and edema, diminish affectability and help with wound care
Pain is nature’s way of warning you that something’s wrong. For many people, pain can become so severe that it disrupts normal living. Work becomes impossible, sleep difficult and relationships strained.
We performs a comprehensive assessment to identify the source of pain and the steps necessary to reduce or eliminate pain in a timely, cost-effective manner. Through our treatment patients become more self-sufficient, decrease or eliminate the need for pain medication, and learn how to avoid future health problems.
We provides complete treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. From proper exercise and diet, to medication and therapy including biofeedback, to interventional procedures when necessary, our team is dedicated to helping patients achieve an active, rewarding lifestyle once again.
Patients receive the most innovative and comprehensive treatment available. Physical therapy include the following:
- Continuation of post-operative physical therapy
- Treatment of orthopedic injuries
- Therapeutic exercise for strengthening
- Bed mobility training
- Transfer training
- Ambulation training
- Teaching the use of walker, cane, crutches and wheelchair
- Fall prevention training
- Pulmonary/cardiac rehabilitation
Sleep Disorders Therapy
There are 84 different types of sleep disorders, most of them fall into these major categories:
Obstructive sleep apnea – (interrupted breathing during sleep) The condition is caused by the collapse of the upper airway walls and can also result in snoring, gasping, gagging, choking and snorting.
Insomnia – the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep (taking longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep and awakenings during the night.
Narcolepsy – excessive daytime drowsiness and a tendency to fall asleep at inappropriate times. symptoms such as cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) – occurs while one is awake and is distinguished by extreme discomfort and pain in the legs.
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) – most often occurs during sleep and is a repetitive extension and contraction of the muscles in the legs, feet and sometimes arms.
Parasomnias – conditions that interfere with sleep, including nightmares and REM (rapid eye movement) behavior disorders, sleepwalking, sleep eating and sleep sex.
Early detection can decrease your risk for a variety of conditions, including:
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Chronic fatigue
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Depressed immune system
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Heart attack
We helps patients improve their ability to communicate. This includes speech, how sounds are made, language, understanding and choosing the correct words. Also help patients who have problems swallowing, communicating and patients with cognitive impairments.
- Speech disorders
- Swallowing problems
- Oral muscle weakness
- Memory loss
- Cognitive relearning
- Communication disorders
We assists the patients in developing the skills to take care of themselves when a health problem limits normal, day-to-day activity, such as bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, doing housework and managing personal business. Therapy may include the following:
- Exercises related to activities and function of the upper body
- Training to improve self-care, dressing and activities of daily living
- Assessment for visual and spatial impairment
- Energy conservation measures for improved endurance
- Home improvements for safety and increased independence
- Training on the use of adaptive equipment to improve independence and safety during daily life tasks
- Assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments
A number of group classes are taught and run by Physiotherapists and in some circumstances Technical Instructors. These usually help rehabilitate and educate a variety of patients recovering from different conditions.
The classes provide an environment that is safe and relaxed where patients are able to talk openly about their condition and work closely with the Physiotherapist to achieve their personal goals.
The classes are specific to each patient and we work with people who have been injured through traumatic events or who have undergone a variety of different procedures including elective orthopaedic surgery for total knee replacements or fracture rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, sports injuries also upper and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions as well as relaxation classes for those suffering from chronic conditions or undergoing pain management and rehabilitation classes specifically for cardiac patients, respiratory patients and amputees.