Various Therapy Sessions for Your Overall Healing
Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on an individual’s ability to perform the broad range of everyday life activities. Our Occupational therapists are highly trained in activity analysis that involves the musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular systems. Our Therapists will utilize modalities; physical training and functional activities in order to promote healing, restore function and enhance an individual’s life following an injury, surgery, disease and lack of the ability to perform tasks. In order to receive OT, a physician’s referral is required. At your first appointment, our occupational therapists will complete a thorough evaluation of your needs, problems, and concerns. Then, the therapist will create a customized treatment plan designed to improve skills and maximize functional abilities based on your priorities and personal goals. Our therapists will consider your physical, psychological, and social well being, as well as environmental factors when developing your treatment plan.
We specialize in all the following surgical conditions, as well as traumatic injuries and diseases involving the upper extremity:
- Flexor/Extensor tendon injuries & repairs
- Reconstruction surgery of Hand, wrist & fingers
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
- Trigger Fingers
- DeQuervains Tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Ligament injuries of the wrist, thumb & finger
- Rotator cuff tears & surgery
- Shoulder Acromioplasty
- Shoulder Labrum tears and surgery
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Elbow Fractures
- Forearm Fractures
- Lateral/ Medial Epicondylitis
- A Humerus fractures
- Distal Radius fractures/ Radial Head fractures
- Carpal Bone Fractures
- Sensory & Nerve injuries
- Muscle weakness
- All Finger injuries
- Dislocations/Fractures of hand/fingers
- S/P Amputations
- Fine Motor & Gross Motor coordination Problems
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
- Cervical & Neuropathies
- Neurological (Stroke and Traumatic Brain injuries)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sensory Testing/Evaluations
- Work Hardening Programs
Physical Therapy is often described as rehabilitation. It is a multi-faceted profession whose aim is to encourage and support the return to normal following illness, surgery, disease or trauma. So whether your problem is a sprained ankle, back pain, a stroke, chest problems, women\'s health, injury at work or many other different conditions, there will be a physiotherapist to help you get better. They often work with OT, Speech Therapists, Respiratory Therapist and other medical professionals.
Physical Therapists treat the following complaints:
- Spinal problems - including prolapsed discs, degeneration, sciatica, lumbago, stiff/painful neck and referred arm and leg pains
- Joint problems - arthritis, injury, pain and swelling, stiffness in joints
- Injuries - to muscles ligaments, cartilage and tendons. Work related conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and sports injuries
- After surgery - rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery e.g.. Hip and knee replacements or general physiotherapy after general surgery
- Fractures - treatment to increase the healing rate and gain full function once the bones have healed
- Neurological problems - brought by stroke, Parkinson\'s and the like, to improve balance, posture and gait
Physical therapists will not only treat the problem but by spending time with the patient will often be able to show the patient how to minimize the impact of their problem and to help prevent the problem happening again.
Physical therapists use a number of different techniques including manipulation and soft tissue / joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, exercise programs, electrotherapy (e.g. Ultrasound), cold laser, Super-Luminous Diodes (S.L.D\'s) and home exercise programs education.
Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is a merging of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combine comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations. A Certified Hand Therapist can fabricate a custom orthosis (splint), which can be Static, Dynamic, Serial Splints, or Static Progressive in order for proper healing following an injury and or surgery.
The best treatment possible for all hand & Upper extremity conditions should be the Certified Hand Therapist, thus assure optimal recovery. The CHT is the highest level of competency in the profession and is mandated to stay up to date with the latest surgeries and practice within the field. The Hand is the most important tool in one’s life; any loss of function through injury or traumatic accident may be devastating effect on their lives.
Neurological Rehab is an intricate medical process which aims to avail instauration from a nervous system injury, and to minimize and/or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it.
In case of an earnest incapacitation, such as caused by an astringent spinal injury or encephalon damage, the patient and their families' facilities, life style, and projects, are suddenly shattered. In order to cope with this situation, the person and their family must establish and negotiate a "incipient way of living", both with their transmuted body and as a transmuted individual within their wider community.
Thus, Neurological Rehab works with the skills and postures of the incapacitated person and their family and friends. It promotes their skills to work at the highest caliber of independence possible for them. It additionally inspirits them to reconstitute self-esteem and a positive mood. Thus, they can habituate to the incipient situation and become empowered for prosperous and committed community reintegration. Neurological Rehab should be:
- Holistic It should cater for the physical, cognitive, psychological, gregarious and cultural dimensions of the personality, stage of progress and lifestyle of both the patient and their family.
- Patient-focused Customized health care strategies should be developed, fixated on the patient (and family).
- Inclusive Care-plans should be designed and implemented by multidisciplinary teams composed of highly eligible and incentivized practitioners experienced in multidisciplinary teamwork.
- Participatory The patient and their family's active cooperation is essential. The patient and family must be well-apprised, and a trusting relationship with the multidisciplinary team must be built.
- Sparing Treatment must aim at empowering the patient to maximize independence, and to reduce physical impairment and reliance on mobility aids.
- Perennial The patient's sundry needs throughout their life must be catered for, by ascertaining continuity of care all the way through from injury onset to the highest possible level of recuperation of function. This may include addressing medical complications of the injury or illness later in life.
- Resolving Treatment has to include adequate human and material resources for efficiently resolving each patient's quandaries as they arise.
- Community-focused. It is indispensable to probe for the solutions best habituated to the concrete characteristics of the community and to further the engenderment of community resources favoring the best possible community reintegration of the incapacitated person.
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is concretely concerned with the obviation of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports concrete fitness, regardless of age and competency.
It utilizes the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Sport and Exercise Therapy is not just about massages. However, Sports therapists will possess massage skills that are an integral part of their scope of practice.
Sports therapists are not Physiotherapists, but sports therapists will apply “physiotherapy” skills because physiotherapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, electricity and exercise, rather than drugs or surgery”
Sports therapists will apply many skills and modalities that are included within this list but in a sport and exercise perspective rather than a traditional healthcare context; they are not just first aiders. More significantly they are first responders who have the training, erudition, skills and expertise to provide immediate care in a first replication role.