It is the goal of Rehabilitation Services to provide skilled clinicians to serve our community with effective treatment, specialized for each individual.
The Rehabilitation TeamThe Rehabilitation Team consists of several professionals in a variety of disciplines working together in conjuction with your referring physician. Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy work to provide individuals a path to a multidirectional approach to improving quality of life when an incident occurs that is detrimental to his/her functional well-being.
At Greenwood County Hospital the rehab team can assist individuals of all ages who may suffer from:
Orthopedic or neurological incidents.
If your situation fits into any of these categories you could benefit from involvement with our rehabilitation program.
Speech TherapySpeech therapy assists individuals who have difficulty communicating and/or swallowing effectively. These difficulties result from stroke, traumatic brain injury,developmental delays, degenerative disease or many other related diagnoses. Speech Therapy works with individuals as an inpatient or outpatient, at home or in the skilled nursing facility. Some of the specific difficulties for adults include:
Oral motor deficits
Finding words to express wants or needs
Getting the words out
Swallowing dysfunction affecting nutritional intake
For the pediatric population speech therapy may work with:
Increasing language and/or vocabulary skills
Oral motor strengthening
These are just some of the areas that speech therapy addresses. There may be other problems that are not mentioned that interfere with the ability to communicate wants, needs or ides effectively and/or swallow efficiently.
Occupational TherapyOccupational therapy works with those who because of physical, developmental, social or emotional problems need special assistance to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives. Occupational therapy involves the therapeutic use of self-care, work and play activities to increase:
The occupational therapist often adapt a client's task or environment to achieve their maximum independence and improve quality of life. Occupational therapy provides treatment in a variety of environments:
On an outpatient basis
As an inpatient in acute care
In a skilled nursing facility
Occupational therapy provides treatment for people with upper extremety dysfunction or hand injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury and tendon repairs often require custom splinting for the wrist and hand to allow healing and functional return.
Specialized treatments included:Vestibular training
Assistive devices for walking consultations
Physical Therapists treat the full spectrum of people, from infants to the elderly. This include inpatients in acute care or skilled nursing facilities, outpatients and home health clients. The next time an ache or pain does not resolve on its own, or other activities cannot be performed properly due to physical restriction, physical therapy may be the answer.
Physical TherapyPhysical Therapy (PT) involves the rehabilitation of a person to restore function and prevent disability following a disease, injury, surgery or amputation. Each client is evaluated and treated with an individualized PT program to achieve maximal physical functioning the most effective and efficient way possible. Therapeutic intervention may include:
Exercise / Stretching
Heat / Cold
Gait and balance training