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Rehabilitation Services

PMJCCsidemodulehelpinghandPlanning for a patient’s discharge begins upon admission to our care center. Our Rehabilitation Services team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, together with nursing and social services, design a “Plan of Care” with the expectation of returning the patient to the least restrictive residential or care environment as soon as possible.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy works to improve muscle strength, balance, walking and other physical abilities. The physical therapists treat individuals for neurological, musculoskeletal joint related injuries and disability due to illness. Physical therapy services are available for:

  • Gait and balance training
  • Pain management
  • Increasing flexibility at muscles and joints
  • Individual exercise programs
  • Body mechanics training
  • Joint replacements
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Wheelchair management and positioning
  • Wound care

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps to restore the activities of daily living that allow more independence, such as dressing, bathing, grooming and self-feeding. An occupational therapist will also assist with upper body function, dynamic and static balance, and adaptive equipment needs. Occupational therapy services are available for:

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Upper extremity injuries (fractures, shoulder replacements, arthritis, joint contractures)
  • Lower extremity injuries (hip replacement, knee replacement, fractures)
  • Back surgeries
  • Assessment for equipment needs
  • Adaptive equipment training (for self-feeding, dressing, toileting, bathing, etc.)
  • Difficulty performing any activities of daily living as the result of illness or injury

Speech/Language Therapy

The Speech Language Pathologist assists in improving memory, language, speech and hearing problems for those who need to improve communication or cognitive skills. They also work with the dietitian on special nutrition needs or swallowing disorders. Speech language therapy services are offered for conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Progressive neuromuscular diseases (e.g. Parkinson’s, ALS, MS)
  • Laryngectomy
  • Voice problems
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Hearing loss