Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation

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Northeastern Health System spans many facilities. Conveniently located only a few miles from our main campus, our Outpatient Physical Rehab clinic offers speech, occupational, and physical therapy.

 

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty involved with evaluating and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It is concerned with developing, maintaining, and restoring maximum movement and functional ability.

When to suggest a referral for NHS Outpatient Physical Therapy?

  • Neurological disorders
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • CVA/stroke
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

Pre and post-surgical rehab for:

  • Total joint replacement
  • Neck and back surgeries
  • Rotator cuff repair and other shoulder surgeries
  • Other rehab services include:
  • Knee, hip, and shoulder rehab
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Meniscus and ligament injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Work-related injuries

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a healthcare specialty that aims to promote health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful activities. It may include adaptation of task or environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance the quality of life. It differs from physical therapy in that it deals primarily with fine motor skills such as coordinated hand movements and perceptual skills as opposed to physical therapy where the gross motor skills exercise large muscle groups.

Patients who can benefit from our occupational therapy services

  • Orthopedic problems
  • Work related injuries
  • CVA
  • Tendonitis/nerve compression
  • Cognitive problems
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Cardiac Patients
  • Burns/scar management
  • Birth injuries
  • Developmental syndromes
  • Educational needs (problem solving; attention span)
  • Limited memory

Difficulty with daily living activities

  • Self-care
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor chores

What is speech pathology?

Speech language pathologists treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages. The following conditions are treatable symptoms:

  • Swallowing/feeding problems
  • Tongue thrust/reverse swallowing
  • Delayed onset of speaking or slow progression of speech/language

Voice disorder

  • Stuttering/fluency disorder
  • Resonance disorder
  • History of aspiration or suspected aspiration
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Cleft lip and/or palate

Adults and children who have any of these conditions can be referred for an evaluation to establish the presence of the disorder in order to determine the appropriate course of care.

 

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