Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapy

Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy is all about improving your quality of life after an injury or illness. Each type of service offers its own challenges and benefits.

Physical Therapy

In general, the goal of physical therapy is to improve your motion and function, keep you as strong as possible, and prevent or reduce disability. Physical therapy is designed to help improve a patient’s daily activities to get them back to an active lifestyle.

Physical Therapy


Who Might Utilize Physical Therapy?

  • Physical therapists can work with athletes of all ages to get them back into their sports.
  • We can also work with children that are non-athletes with developmental delays (crawling, walking, sitting, toe-walking, etc) or muscle imbalances that are affecting the daily activities.
  • Professionals can use it to relieve the pain and stiffness in the neck and back from inactivity.
  • Children born with certain conditions such as cerebral palsy might benefit from physical therapy to improve their motor skills and coordination.
  • Physical therapy can help cancer patients with way to improve their activities of daily living. Depending on their stage in treatment, we can focus on ways to make daily activities easier, as well as balance, strength, endurance, and functional mobility.

Physical Therapy Treatment Options

  • Soft and deep tissue work along with joint mobilization
  • Fine-tuning of movement patterns, using our hands and trained eyes
  • Gait analysis or evaluation of running and jumping mechanics
  • Balance and posture correction
  • The use of ultrasound, electrical stimulation and other approaches to help the body heal and regain coordination and strength

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy isn’t just for work-related tasks. If you have a medical issue that has affected your motor skills, coordination or thinking, occupational therapy can help you work on skills you need for everyday life, such as buttoning a shirt, tying a shoe, cooking a meal or creating arts and crafts.

Occupational Therapy


Who Might Utilize Physical Therapy

Occupational therapy can be helpful for patients who:

  • Have suffered injuries from an accident
  • Are recovering from an illness such as a stroke
  • Have lost a sense of touch or feeling in their hands, feet, or limbs
  • Are struggling with developmental delays or disabilities
  • Are suffering from Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions


Occupational Therapy Treatment Options

Typically, occupational therapy includes:

  • Helping you set goals
  • Designing activities to help you perform daily activities and reach your goals
  • Evaluate your progress along the way, and adjust your therapy, as needed

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is designed to treat both communication and swallowing issues in children and adults.

Speech Therapy


Who Might Utilize Physical Therapy?

Speech, language and swallowing disorders can result from illnesses or traumatic injuries such as:

  • Stroke
  • A brain injury such as a concussion
  • Structural disorders in the mouth and throat, such as cleft palate
  • Developmental delays in children
  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cancer of the throat or larynx

Speech Therapy Treatment Options

  • Helping you set goals
  • Designing activities to help you perform daily activities and reach your goals
  • Evaluate your progress along the way, and adjust your therapy, as needed

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