Stroke and Neurological Therapy
Therapists from a variety of disciplines work together to develop an individualized plan to maximize your recovery from a stroke or other neurological condition and set realistic expectations during the recovery process. Click on the icons below to see information on the therapy types we offer.
Shortwave Diathermy uses electromagnetic waves to increase circulation in the body's tissues. Diathermy is generally used for larger treatment areas such as knees, hips and back. It helps with soft tissue injuries, slow healing wounds, arthritis, scar tissue and contractures.
Electrical Stimulation (E Stim)
E-Stim provides gentle electrical stimulation through electrode pads placed at or near the treatment site, which helps with neuromuscular re-education, pain and strengthening. E-Stim also assists with pain management, wounds, weakness, fall prevention, and joint and orthopedic procedures.
The Lifefitness system uses an advanced pulley system to isolate muscle groups for strengthening the upper body and range of motion. The machine can accommodate patients of all sizes and abilities.
Mat Exercise / Transfers
The mat surface is used to practice safe transfers, functional bed mobility, stretching, range of motion and other manual techniques.
The NuStep helps with upper and lower body strength, range of motion and endurance for a wide variety of patients. The patient is in a seated position and uses a smooth stepping motion. It provide both upper and lower body motion work for all the major musicle groups. It helps the patient burn calories, buildng strength and improve their overall cardiovascular fitness.
This unique cycling systems offers motor-assisted exercise options for upper and lower extremities. The omnicycle automatically "senses" to what degree the patient is able to exercise independently and provides powered assistance as needed to accommodate the individual's physical limitations.
OmniVR uses movements in 3-dimension space to create an interactive experience, similar to popular video games. Patients using OmniVR might be working on muscle weakness, poor balance, difficulty walking or sitting upright, loss of flexibility or movement, endurance or cognitive deficits.
The parallel bars offer arm support to assist with walking for short distances. Generally used for pre-gait (walking) and early gait activities, it prepares patients for safe and effective walking by addressing sit to stand skills, balance, weight shifting and development of correct gait patterns.
Stair training simulates the steps at home and in the community, allowing for practice before discharge. The Dynamic Stair Trainer has adjustable stair heights so that patients recovering from orthopedic injuries or stroke can gradually use steps.
Language Pathology Therapy services are delivered to address the needs of patients in the areas of speech production, language comprehension, language expression, cognition and swallowing.
The Synchrony Dysphagia Solutions Program uses biofeedback to help patients to "see" the swallow and aids the speech therapist in treatment of swallowing disorders.
Sound waves create a thermal and sub thermal effect which assists in tissue healing, tendonitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, arthritis, contractures and slow healing wounds.