Often after illness or injury, an individual finds him/herself in need of some form of rehabilitation services on either an inpatient or an outpatient basis. The goal of rehabilitation is to improve the functional capabilities of the patient so that he/she may participate in and enjoy lifes activities as fully as possible.
St. Nicholas Hospital provides outpatient rehabilitation services which can take many forms: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy, rehabilitation nursing, and psychological services. Services are provided by a specially trained staff. For more information about our rehabilitation services, call 920-459-4642.
Services available include:
Physical Therapy 459-4681
The goal of physical therapists is to restore normal movement and function while attempting to resolve problems such as pain, weakness, loss of motion, or lack of coordination. Treatment begins with an evaluation to determine the structures involved as well as the severity and nature of the problem. The plan of care may include exercises to restore function, training in the use of proper body mechanics, gait training, prosthetic training, and muscle reeducation. Physical therapy services are available at both St. Nicholas Hospital and
Prevea Plymouth Health Center.
Occupational Therapy 459-4682
Occupational therapists work with individuals who have physical, developmental, emotional, or social deficits which affect their ability to participate in daily activities. After evaluating a patients daily living skills, i.e., the ability to get dressed, walk, or perform routine functions, the therapist helps the patient "relearn" those skills.
Speech Therapy 459-4643
Through careful evaluation, planning, and treatment programs, speech-language pathologists work at improving a patients communication skills. Services include direct therapeutic treatment, staff consultation, and family counseling. Disorders treated by speech language pathologists may include aphasia, swallowing disorders, speech and language impairment, oral-motor dysfunction, Alzheimers, and hearing impairment.
Recreational Therapy 459-5170
Recreational therapists facilitate the development, maintenance, and expression of an appropriate leisure lifestyle for individuals with physical, mental, emotional, or social limitations. While developing leisure skills, the patient is assisted in eliminating these barriers.
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