The Rehabilitation Team consists of several professionals in a variety of disciplines working together in conjunction 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.
- Sports Injury.
- Work-related syndromes.
- Musculo-skeletal injuries.
- If your situation fits into any of these categories you could benefit from involvement with our rehabilitation program.
Speech 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:
- Slurred speech
- Oral motor deficits
- Finding words to express wants or needs
- Getting the words out
- Thought processing
- Swallowing dysfunction affecting nutritional intake
For the pediatric population speech therapy may work with:
- Increasing language and/or vocabulary skills
- Oral motor strengthening
- Swallowing dysfunction
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 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:
- Independent function
- Enhance development
- Prevent disability
The occupational therapist often adapt a patient’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
- At home
- 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.
- Vestibular training
- Wound Care
- 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 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
- Anodyne Therapy
- Manual therapy
Cardiac Rehab is a Medicare-approved program that aides in the recovery of a qualifying heart event or condition. Greenwood County Hospital’s physician-supervised cardiac rehab team will help you with exercise training, education on heart healthy living, and activities to help you return to a healthy, active life. Benefits include:
- Reduces your risk of future heart problems
- Can decrease the need for some medications
- Improves overall health by reducing heart risk factors
- Improves your quality of life
Hours of Service
Regular Outpatient/Inpatient Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cardiac Rehab: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
For inquiries, please contact us at 620-583-0511