You are the number one player on the team. You will be well supported during your rehabilitation experience by a team of highly trained professionals. Of course, your attitude, commitment, and active participation are essential to regaining your independence and function. You are the center of your Rehabilitation Team.
Your Family / Caregivers
Family, friends and caregivers are essential members of your support team. Their active involvement in your rehabilitation experience will facilitate discharge plans and a better appreciation of your abilities and needs.
Your doctor has ordered your rehab program for you. Throughout your rehabilitation program, your doctor will receive regular progress reports from your therapists and nurses. Any change in your plan of care must be approved by your doctor. Close communication between you, your doctor and other rehabilitation team members is of the highest priority!
Physical Therapist (PT)
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants restore muscle, strength, activity endurance, joint mobility, safety, ease of transfers, and walking. They also promote healing and relieve pain.
Specialized rehab programs exist for prosthetic (artificial limb) training, wound care and fall prevention. PTs’ and PTAs’ use various treatments such as moist heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and whirlpool.
Occupational Therapist (OT)
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants will assess and provide individual programs to help you perform activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating, dressing, grooming, and homemaking. Treatments may focus on such areas as thinking and problem-solving, coordination, sense of touch and range of movement to perform functional activities.
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
Speech Pathologists are essential professionals. They help you develop or regain communication skills as well as improve understanding and interaction skills.
Specialized services are provided to improve swallowing and breathing functions related to stroke or other neurological conditions. Specialized communication systems may be used to enhance your communication ability.