Memorial's Outpatient Rehab Services offers a wide range of therapy services in many specialty areas (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy). Out programs are staffed by highly qualified professionals with many years of experience and some with advanced certifications in their specialty areas.
Memorial's Outpatient Rehab Services offers many specialty programs, including:
- Amputee Care/Prosthetic Training
- Aquatic Therapy
- Bariatric Rehab
- Feeding Clinic
- Hand Therapy
- Industrial Rehabilitation
- Kids at Koke Mill Pediatric Services
- Lymphedema Therapy
- Neuro Rehabilitation
- Wheelchair Clinic
- Wound Care
Physical therapy programs focus on decreasing or relieving symptoms or pain and improving strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control and stability to support the return to normal, functional activities. The program includes patient education about the mechanism of injury, recovery process and preventing re-injury. Physical therapists treat people who have functional impairments or pain resulting from orthopedic problems, such as fractures or joint replacements, back and neck problems, burns, amputations, arthritis and neurological problems, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. Our physical therapists also work with children with developmental delay.
Occupational therapy programs help you with the "skills for the job of living." Activities such as getting dressed, cooking, bathing and working can become difficult when an injury or illness interferes. The focus of occupational therapy is to identify a plan to facilitate safety and independence.
At Memorial, our occupational therapists have participated in specialized training to work with hand injuries, lymphedema, and children with developmental disabilities.
Speech pathologists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of communication and feeding disorders. Communication-based programs help children produce speech that is easy to understand, to express their thoughts, ideas and needs and to understand language. Voice programs help reduce vocal abuse behaviors and reduce damage to the vocal cords. Feeding programs address on swallowing/oral issues, helping you or your child safely accept a wider range of tastes and textures of foods to achieve optimal nutrition. Speech therapy programs can also help when injury or illness affects your ability to speak or swallow or impacts your memory or problem-solving abilities.