Physical Therapy

The goal of Physical Therapy is to restore, maintain, or promote optimal physical function. After an initial evaluation, which includes performance and interpretation of standardized tests, physical therapists create individualized therapy plans to address each patient’s needs.

Physical Therapy uses treatment techniques which can help to improve mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance, and even reduce pain. Such techniques can include:

  • Therapeutic and aerobic exercise training
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Thermal modalities
  • Manual techniques

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy services also begin with a thorough assessment of the patient’s ability to care for themselves and any underlying physical and cognitive impairments that are impacting their performance with their activities of daily living. Treatment may include

  • Environmental modifications
  • Recommendation for adaptive equipment and training in its use
  • Low vision retraining
  • Contracture management through splinting/positioning

The goal of Occupational Therapy is to assist patients to regain the skills or adapt to the environment and maximize their optimal level of independence.

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for individuals with impairments in speech, language, swallowing and cognition (memory, attention, problem solving). Standardized assessment tools are utilized with attention to the goals of the individual. Treatment may include traditional or cutting edge interventions that are designed to optimize the function of the individual. These can include specialized programs such as:

  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Technique for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Biofeedback for dysphagia
  • Vitalstim-neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallowing
  • Videoflouroscopic instrumental swallow exams

Our Speech-Language Pathology team has extensive training and knowledge in providing services to older adults. We feel confident that the best SLP services can be found at HRC.

Therapy often includes teaching patients, families, and caregivers about procedures as part of the patient’s on-going program and to carry over gains and prevent further functional decline. Treatment plans are individualized and the frequency and duration of therapy services are determined by the therapist depending on severity of condition and medical necessity. Services provided must be medically reasonable and necessary. Therapy Services are always ordered by a physician or nurse practitioner.

Therapy services are indicated when there has been a change in functional status, requiring the assessment and skills of a physical, occupational or speech/language pathologist.

Additional Services provided:

  • Balance/fall prevention 
  • Lymphedema management 
  • Seating and positioning 
  • Splinting and Orthotics 
  • Wound Management 
  • Continence Improvement 
  • Vitalstim and Biofeedback for swallowing impairments 
  • Videoflouroscopic swallow studies 
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Technique for Parkinson’s Disease 
  • Treatment of Cognitive Disorders