Physical and Occupational Therapy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provides physical and occupational therapy assessment and treatment services to patients of all ages, including newborns and adults. Our specialists see patients with a variety of diagnoses including:
- orthopedic injuries
- acute or chronic neuromuscular problems
- genetic disorders
- developmental delay
- cardiovascular and respiratory disorders
- head injuries, spinal cord injuries
- learning disabilities
- sensory integration dysfunction
- oral motor and feeding dysfunction
- communication disorders
Occupational therapy (OT) provides services to patients who are at high risk for developmental delays due to marked prematurity or delays in fine motor skills, upper extremity dysfunction, visual perceptual difficulties, oral motor skills or activities related to daily living skills (i.e., bathing, dressing or feeding). Those patients with diagnoses including (but not limited to) head trauma, stroke, failure to thrive, brachial plexus injury and feeding and swallowing disorders are appropriate referrals for services provided by occupational therapy.
Physical therapy (PT) provides services to patients who are at high risk for developmental delays due to marked prematurity or delays in gross motor skills. Additional indications include limitations in bed or wheelchair mobility, transfers, gait, coordination/balance, or lower extremity losses in function. Patients in preparation for or following organ transplant, those with limited pulmonary or cardiac function, compromised skin integrity/open wounds/burns and/or pain are also appropriate for PT services.