Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults to facilitate the individual's independence and his/her abilities.
- Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently or has problems with his or her voice or resonance.
- Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others, or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form, content, and/or use/pragmatics of language in functional and socially appropriate ways.
- Social communication disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems communicating for social purposes, talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting and following rules for conversation and storytelling.
- Cognitive-communication disorders include problems organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, analysis, reasoning and/or problem-solving.
- Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) are feeding and swallowing difficulties, which may follow an illness surgery, stroke, or injury.
Occupational Therapy (OT) is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing skills necessary for independent and satisfying lives and restoration of functional skills after illness, injury or disease. OT treatments are designed to improve one's ability to perform daily activities. They may involve home and job site adaptive recommendations, performance and skills assessments and treatments, adaptive equipment recommendations, guidance to family members and caregivers, manual therapy and many other services.
Our occupational therapists have several years of experience with a variety of patients and diagnoses – both surgical and non-surgical cases.
CMH occupational therapy team works through Performance Rehab providing holistic and client-centered care. Specialized treatment options and diagnoses treated at our facility include the following:
- Outpatient and inpatient orthopedics targeting shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands
- Fine and gross motor control function
- Sensation management and disorders
- ASTYM and manual therapy techniques
- Women's and men's pelvic floor strengthening and incontinence management
- Driving screens and cognitive assessments
- Geriatrics and fall prevention
- Kinesiology taping and splinting
- Home health and assessments for safety in home
- Community reintegration
Physical therapy is the practice of rehabilitation of functional mobility after an illness, injury or disease. Treatments may include gait, balance and transfer training, exercise programs, manual therapy, and possibly the use of physical modalities – such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound/phonophoresis, iontophoresis or thermotherapies. Physical therapy also offers specialty programs for treatment of lymphedema, vestibular (dizziness) issues and dry needling.
Performance Rehab provides a full scope of outpatient, inpatient, industrial rehab and home health services. Our therapists provide individualized hands on therapy with a commitment to educating patients and the community in the promotion of injury prevention, general wellness, and a healthy lifestyle.
We have therapists who specialize in the following areas:
- Outpatient and inpatient orthopedics
- Extremity sprains and strains
- Manual therapy
- Work injury rehabilitation
- Women's health
- Functional job analysis
- ASTYM therapy
- Pre-employment screening
- Back/cervical injuries
- Vestibular (dizziness) disorders
- Home health
- Sports injury
Clinic-Based Rehabilitation Services
Outpatient and inpatient physical and occupational therapy services are provided at CMH. We'll work closely with your referring healthcare provider and you, the patient, in establishing a treatment plan to meet your rehabilitation goals. When work injury occurs, we also coordinate with your occupational medicine physician and your employee's supervisor to focus on job-related function and a progressive return-to-work regiment.
Most Performance Rehab staff are trained and certified in ASTYM. ASTYM treatment is an evidence-based rehab program specifically designed to treat degenerative tendinopathies and scar tissue that can interfere with recovery after surgery or injury. It stimulates the body to regenerate and heal, decreases pain, enhances mobility, and keeps patients active. ASTYM therapy has proven effective in the treatment of lateral epicondylosis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylosis (golfer's elbow), carpel tunnel syndrome and post-op joint replacements, to name a few. For more information on ASTYM treatment, please call any of the Performance Rehab clinics or visit www.astym.com.
Many of our team members are certified in Lymphedema, which is the stagnation of lymph fluid that occurs when the lymphatic vessels are impaired. Although most recognized in relation to breast cancer, lymphedema can occur due to any type of cancer surgery or condition due to the possibility of surgical removal of lymph nodes and possible radiation. To find out more about lymphedema management and treatment, call (563) 578-2139.
The LSVT BIG program is an intensive, effective, one-on-one treatment created to help people with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions to address walking, balance and other activities of daily living or even job-related tasks. The program consists of 16 individual sessions over four weeks with an LSVT BIG-certified physical or occupational therapist. Focus will be on skills personalized to you and how to accelerate your progress at home and/or at work. To find out more information about the LSVT BIG program, please call (563) 578-2139.
Many women experience pelvic dysfunction that could improve with physical therapy, and do not even realize physical therapy is an option. This can include women who experience urinary incontinence as well as pelvic pain. These types of sessions include hands on manual therapy to relax muscles that are overactive, facilitation of proper core and pelvic floor muscle activation, coordination of breathing, and progression of daily activities that may be limited by incontinence or pain. Every course of treatment is individualized to your specific needs and concerns. If you are wondering if you may benefit from women's health physical or occupational therapy, or if you have any questions, please call (563) 578-2139.
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To speak to a staff member, obtain additional information or to schedule an appointment at CMH, call (563) 578-2139