Our physical therapists at Health Force are involved in working with patients to reduce pain and restore mobility after an injury or while living with a disability. Our physical therapists begin by evaluating your condition in person and from medical records. They will then develop a therapy program specifically tailored to you.
Our physical therapy program involves exercises that may help with strength, endurance, coordination, motor skills, and range of motion. In addition, a physical therapist may provide heat therapy, water therapy, massage therapy, or traction, depending on the particular patient's condition, and what will relieve pain and speed recovery.
Our physical therapists work in a variety of medical settings and see patients on a temporary basis, depending on the patient's needs.
Our occupational therapists or our OT's help people who need to improve their ability to perform everyday tasks. Clients of an occupational therapist include people who have some sort of disabling condition – whether physically, developmentally, mentally, or emotionally. Our occupational therapist helps clients to improving reasoning, motor functioning, and ability to perform their daily tasks. An OT can also help a client to adjust to a permanent disability or loss of function.
Our occupational therapist can assist a client in activities ranging from getting dressed alone to cooking to using special computer-aided adaptive equipment. He or she may arrange for employment for their clients, or work with clients in a school setting. Occupational therapists even work with infants for early intervention. The elderly can also benefit from the services of an occupational therapist, who can teach elderly clients to live more independently.
Our speech therapist, or out ST’s, also called a speech-language pathologist, diagnoses and treats speech, language, and voice disorders. Speech therapists often work in schools but can also be found in clinics, hospitals, and private practice.
People who have trouble with clear speech often work with speech therapists. Some of these problems include an inability to speak, stuttering, difficulty with rhythm or fluency in speaking, and communication disorders. Some of the problems that speech therapists treat are congenital or developmental, and others can be the result of an injury or illness. A speech therapist may even work with people who wish to modify their accents.
In addition to working on speech, a speech therapist might work with people in alternative forms of communication. Speech therapists working in schools make sure that their treatment follows a student's individual education plan (IEP).