Here at Oakpark, we are proud to provide outstanding therapy services including: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy.
By employing an experienced, motivated therapy team that specializes in treating patients with health-related conditions, illnesses, and injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities, we are able to discharge the majority of our patients home or to a lower level of care after completing our rehabilitation programs. It is the goal of our therapy team to restore a patient’s ability to perform activities necessary for daily living and to obtain their prior level of function before an illness or injury when possible.
Our therapists establish a care plan, specifically tailored to meet the goals of each individual. The care plan may include pain management, exercises, stretching, manual therapy, and education, as well as other interventions. While all therapists work under the supervision of a Director of Rehabilitation, the Director ensures the recovery of our patients is being supported by all individuals involved with a patient’s care by working directly with our nursing staff and physicians.
Physical therapists work with individuals by maintaining, restoring movement and functional ability back to the patient, and preventing further loss of mobility before it occurs. Physical therapy is meant to help each individual build strength, endurance, coordination, balance, and/or flexibility with an ultimate goal is to restore maximal functional independence to each individual.
Our occupational therapists work hand-in-hand with physicians and surgeons to ensure that our patients reach their highest level of independence. Occupational therapists work with patients who suffer from physically, mentally, and/or emotionally disabling conditions by developing an individualized care plan that improves basic motor functions and reasoning abilities. Our occupational therapists provide customized interventions to improve individuals ability by providing treatment programs that may include range of motion, and strengthening exercises, functional ergonomics, and/or use of modalities to decrease pain and swelling.
Speech and language therapy is aimed at improving communicative abilities and cognitive functioning. The Speech-language Pathologists at Oakpark Healthcare Center tailor plans for patients requiring speech-language therapy. Our therapists work with patients that have communication disorders and provide treatment in the areas of speech, voice, fluency, and swallowing.