Outpatient Therapy Services
Our outpatient therapy program is designed for those individuals who may not require inpatient therapy but would benefit from physical, occupational, or speech therapy.
All that is required is a doctor’s order. Individuals suffering from pain, specifically joint pain, are great candidates for outpatient therapy. Individuals may also qualify if they have general weakness, decreased balance and mobility, recent surgery, increased difficulty in performing activities of daily living (getting dressed, showering, toileting, etc.). They may also qualify for speech therapy if they are having difficulty eating, speaking, swallowing or memory problems.
At Bear Creek Rehab we are proud of our accomplishments in the field of rehabilitation. Our highly trained and experienced therapy team provides the rehabilitative services and assists with education, counseling and discharge planning needs. Our skilled staff can assist you in reaching higher levels of independent functioning and quality of life. Discharge planning is initiated prior to admission and home evaluations are available as you prepare for discharge. As a follow-up to the rehabilitation program, our restorative services will help to maintain the skills developed in the formal rehab program.
Initially, our therapists perform a thorough evaluation, taking into consideration your individual goals, capabilities and tolerance levels. Then a treatment plan is established with your physician to obtain the desired outcomes. Whether it’s to increase strength, improve mobility, alleviate pain or treat a communication disorder, we are committed to helping you reach your highest level of independence as quickly as possible.
Our therapists are experienced in treating the following diagnoses and conditions:
- Head Injury
- Orthopedic – hip fracture, joint replacement, arthritis, shoulder or hand injuries
- Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
- Communication disorders
- Swallowing deficits
- Generalized weakness and the loss of function secondary to illness, postoperative conditions or respiratory disorders
Addresses post-acute and chronic conditions following injury, surgical procedures or disease using specialized therapy techniques and advanced rehabilitation equipment designed to improve or regain physical abilities.
Physical Therapy works to improve your gross motor skills, which may include bed mobility, wheelchair mobility, ambulation using assistive devices as needed, and transfers. Physical Therapy can assist in pain management and healing following surgery, a fracture, or a soft tissue injury such as a sprain. The Physical Therapist also works to improve range of motion and strength and to maximize your ability to move within your environment. Following a thorough evaluation by the licensed Physical Therapist, an individual treatment program is established in conjunction with your physician.
Treatment techniques utilized may include range of motion and stretching, strength and endurance training, pain management, soft tissue mobilization, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic heat and cold treatments.
Who would benefit from PT Services?
You may wish to discuss the need for PT with your physician if you are experiencing difficulty with:
- moving in bed
- transferring in and out of bed
- ambulating or propelling a wheelchair
- coping with pain associated with movement
- balance or coordination
- weakness as a result of an injury or illness
Designed to help individuals improve or regain their ability to perform “activities of daily living” which are necessary to maintain independence. Special programs in this area include lymphedema reduction and management.
Occupational therapy is the occupation of everyday living and surviving in the environment in which you live. In addition to working with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as feeding, hygiene, dressing, bathing, homemaking skills, OT can also involve gaining the basic skills required to obtain care for yourself. This may include working to improve your ability to sit up and use your hands at the same time or to move from one position to another in a sitting or standing position. The Occupational Therapist assesses your physical abilities to perform everyday tasks. Range of movement, strength, and coordination are evaluated as well as perceptual abilities, cognitive abilities, safety skills, and judgment. Sometimes, splints may be applied to reduce contractures or provide comfort and positioning. All activities are geared toward gaining function to meet the needs of the person’s living environment … home, relative’s home, boarding home, nursing home, etc.
Who would benefit from OT Services?
You may wish to discuss the need for OT with your physician if you are experiencing difficulty with:
- feeding yourself/dressing/bathing/grooming
- functional mobility
- visual spatial awareness
- memory, attention span, or problem solving abilities
- limitations in upper extremity functions
Communication problems may arise from injury or disease that affects the head and/or neck and damages the actual speech mechanism, such as the mouth, tongue or larynx; or the area of the brain that formulates and interprets communication. Problems may also arise when hearing problems interfere with effective communication with others. The Speech-Language Pathologist provides specialized treatment programs for coping with speech, language, comprehension, cognition or swallowing disorder. Speech-Language Pathologists are also trained in identifying and treating swallowing disorders.
Who would benefit from SLP Services?
You may wish to discuss the need for SLP with your physician if you are experiencing difficulty with:
- expressing thoughts
- speaking, reading or writing
- interacting through conversation
- hearing others
- understanding what is spoken
- swallowing or chewing
- cognitive skills
How much therapy would an individual receive?
Therapy will be based upon a doctor’s recommendations as well as an individual’s specific clinical needs. Depending on those needs, an individual could receive therapy 1 to 5 times per week and around 45 minutes to an hour for each discipline (physical, occupational, and speech therapy).
What differentiates us from other outpatient providers?
Flexibility and creativity. We understand that schedules have to be flexible when it comes to providing these services. Therefore, we work around your schedule. We can provide outpatient services Monday thru Saturday. Services are provided by appointment only. We are willing to work around your schedule as to what works best.
What insurances are accepted?
Currently, we accept Medicare (part B) and some insurances. Since we are adding insurances, please contact us to see if we accept your specific insurance.
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