Rehabilitation Services

The rehabilitation team is comprised of physical therapists and PT assistants, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. All are licensed professionals in the state of New Jersey, and all have completed nationally credentialed higher-level educational programs. The therapists work closely with the doctors involved in your care. The goals of this team are to help you to regain as much of your function as possible, to help reduce pain, to provide you with information, and to help you to help yourself. At your request, we will also teach your family about the treatment process. Families are very important members of our team. The goals of this team are based on your needs as a patient.

Your therapy needs will depend on the nature and severity of your condition. Each therapist will evaluate your needs and design a program with you to help you to improve your function. For example, if you have a severely debilitating condition, you may at first benefit from all three types of therapy. For patients with a localized or less severe injury and patients who have made some recovery, therapists will provide guidance in recovery of higher-level functions.

 
Physical Therapy
The physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) address the following areas: balance, muscle tone, flexibility, endurance, strength, coordination and gait. Using an array of exercises, hands-on techniques, and one-to-one instruction, PT begins with goals as fundamental as getting out of bed safely and walking. Further treatment may focus on a particular joint or body part. The patient may work on specific strengthening goals, flexibility, balance, posture, fitness and ability to return to work activities. Throughout the course of treatment, various techniques are used to help to reduce any pain associated with the patient's condition.

Special Programs:

Inpatient Outpatient
Stroke Rehabilitation Work Injury
Orthopedic Rehab Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment
Trauma Rehab Balance/Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment
  Low Back Rehabilitation
  Functional Capacity Evaluations
  Pediatric Rehabilitation
  Wound Care
  Neonatal and Pediatric Therapies 

Occupational Therapy
The occupational therapist (OTR) addresses skills involved in enhancing the patient's ability to work with arms and hands as well as perform every day activities including self-care, home care, transportation, work and relaxation. Activities such as dressing, hygiene, cooking, working with tools, completing household tasks and managing money will be added to the treatment plan as appropriate. As therapy advances, activities that include problem solving, planning and organizational skills will be incorporated with the patient's daily activities.

Special Programs:

Inpatient  Outpatient 
Stroke Rehabilitation  Work Injury - Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment 
Orthopedic Rehab Hand Rehabilitation 
  Customized Splinting 
  Wound Care 
  Functional Capacity Evaluations 
  Pediatric Therapy 

Speech-Language Pathology
The speech-language pathologist (SLP) addresses the patient's ability to understand language and express his/her needs using language that is grammatically correct and understandable. The SLP also assesses the ability to chew and swallow food safely for patients who are having difficulty eating. In the early stages of recovery, the SLP will focus on the patient's ability to respond to environmental stimulation. As the patient becomes more responsive, therapy will address his/her ability to understand and use language in more difficult environments. In many cases, a patient's speech problems may not be readily observable because he/she can speak normally.

Special Programs

  • Swallowing Evaluation and Treatment
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Voice Therapy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation 

 

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