Apex Rehab Solutions
Every resident’s needs are unique. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach to providing rehabilitation therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Our goal is to help residents return to the highest possible level of function. Our team of highly skilled and experienced physical, occupational and speech therapists work together to meet this goal, improving resident mobility and allowing for greater independence. Depending on individual needs and the type of clinical program they require, residents may receive individual kinds of therapy or a combination of all three.
We’re dedicated to providing person-centered care, so residents and their loved ones are directly involved in their care from admission through discharge.
Understanding Physical Therapy
Many residents are admitted with impairments to their mobility and function, leading to a lower quality of life and minimal independence. Physical therapy works to minimize or eliminate the effects of these impairments.
After admission, residents undergo thorough examinations to accurately gauge their diagnosis and status before beginning treatment.
Each resident’s physical therapy treatment plan is individualized and may include:
- Training to help improve gait (how a person walks)
- Exercise programs to help increase muscle function, coordination, endurance and mobility
- Treatment using heat, cold or electrotherapy (electric energy) to reduce pain and increase mobility
- Hydrotherapy (use of water) or electrical stimulation to help care for wounds and disorders affecting the circulatory system
- Re-education of the muscles to help them regain function
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What to Know About Occupational Therapy
Along with physical impairments, many residents also experience a decreased ability to perform the activities necessary for daily living, including dressing, bathing, eating and grooming. Occupational therapy is designed to help residents adapt to these limitations, minimize their effects and restore some independence.
Many residents benefit from occupational therapy as part of their care plan.
Our occupational therapists and therapy assistants work with residents in a variety of ways. These methods, designed to help residents regain or maintain ability, may include:
- Re-education of the mind and body in skills needed for daily life
- Application of splints to improve the positioning of limbs, control spasms, and reduce edema (excessive fluid) and pain
- Activities to improve memory, cognitive ability and other skills needed for daily life
- Treatment to improve strength, endurance, range of motion, coordination and balance
The Basics of Speech Therapy
Many injuries and illnesses impact a person’s ability to speak and swallow. Speech therapy is designed to help residents regain those abilities to the greatest possible extent.
Our team of licensed speech-language pathologists (often called speech therapists) provides a variety of services designed to help re-develop effective communication and swallowing skills. Treatment may include activities designed to improve:
- Phonation, the ability to produce sounds
- Resonance, the ability to make deep, full sounds
- Both verbal and nonverbal communication
- Cognitive ability, including memory and reasoning skills
- The strength of oral muscles needed for speaking and swallowing
- Swallowing skills