Short Term Rehab

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapist work with people of all ages who need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives due to physical developmental, social or emotional problems. Occupational therapists use the “occupations” of self care, work, play, leisure activities to increase independence, enhance development, and to prevent disability. Occupational therapist’s work in a variety of settings such as: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health, out patient clinics, private practice, and school systems. Occupational therapist’s work with modalities such as etym., ultrasound, diathermy, and paraffin; to decrease pain, decrease edema, increase elasticity, promote healing, etc.

Occupational therapy has a holistic perspective which focuses on adapting the environment to fit the person and provide client-center care.

~Written by Penny

Goal for Physical Therapy

Our goal for Physical Therapy is to teach our patients the skills needed to make daily tasks and activities easier while to remaining safe when they return home. We are able to provide therapeutic modalities to our patients that include electrical stimulation, ultrasound and shortwave diathermy. These modalities treat a variety of symptoms including decreased ROM and strength, inflammation and edema as well as pain management. My goal as a physical therapist assistant is to teach my patient the safety techniques needed so they can return home safely and have a decreased risk for falls.

~Written by Amanda

Goal for Physical Therapy

My goal as a physical therapist assistant is to increase my patients’ individual functional needs and knowledge to improve their overall safe mobility so that they will be as independent as possible for their maximum quality of life.

~Written by Crystal