Rehabilitation Unit – Therapy Services
To provide the highest quality of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and therapeutic recreation services to enable all referred patients to achieve their optimum level of function.
To maximize your gains and minimize your pains.
The Department of Rehabilitation Therapies encompasses:
Physical Therapy is a rehabilitative service that is concerned with patients’ functional mobility and safety. The physical therapist at the Center for Rehabilitation at Boston Medical Center evaluates and treats various conditions that may impede patients’ progress or return to their baseline status. These areas of impairment include musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and neurological impairments. Once a patient has been evaluated the clinician will make recommendations based on clinical expertise and standards of practice as to the level of treatment needed as well as discharge needs.
Treatment strategies may include:
Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all aspects of their lives. The occupational therapist at the Center for Rehabilitation at Boston Medical Center evaluates and treats various conditions that may impede patients’ progress or return to their baseline independence in basic and instrumental activities of daily living tasks. A wide variety of patients benefit from occupational therapy services including: limitations following stroke or heart attack; arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other degenerative chronic conditions; birth injuries, learning problems, developmental disabilities; burns, spinal cord injuries, amputations; fractures from a fall or accident; vision or cognitive problems; and loss of hand and/or upper extremity function. Customized treatment programs focus on improving patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living.
Interventions may include:
Speech-Language Pathologists specialize in improving functional communication, cognitive, and swallowing skills. The Speech Language Pathologist at the Center for Rehabilitation at Boston Medical Center evaluates diagnoses and treats individuals with deficits resulting from neurogenic disorders (traumatic brain injury, stroke), spinal cord injury, degenerative diseases and complex medical and pulmonary complications.
Interventions provided include:
Therapeutic recreation is a professional service which utilizes recreation as a treatment modality to help persons with disabilities, and other limitations, exercise their right to a lifestyle that focuses on functional independence, health and well being. The recreational therapist at the Center for Rehabilitation at Boston Medical Center evaluates and treats various conditions that may impede a patient’s progress to return to their baseline level of independence accessing the community and participating in recreational activities. A wide variety of patients benefit from recreational therapy including: limitations following stroke or heart attack, multiple sclerosis, developmental disabilities, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, limitations with the geriatric population, vision or cognitive problems, and/or psychiatric health issues. Customized treatment programs focus on optimizing a person’s leisure lifestyle (ability to participate, understand and have leisure on a regular basis) so as to enhance the overall quality of life and allow a person to reach his/her fullest potential. Therapeutic Recreation is a key component of our rehabilitation program. All patients are provided the opportunity to explore adaptive recreation during in patient rehabilitation.
Interventions may include:
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