Physical Therapy is considered a conservative treatment method addressing the treatment,
healing and prevention of injuries and disabilities. The goal is to restore normal
movement and function while attempting to resolve problems such as pain, weakness,
loss of motion, or lack of coordination. Our therapy staff understands the many
challenges involved in the rehabilitation process, and with their significant experience
in rehabilitation, they are able to overcome many of the barriers and produce positive
results. Our therapists place special emphasis on working with the families in conjunction
with the resident to ensure that the plan of care developed for the resident is
individualized and designed to offer the resident the best opportunity for a successful
rehabilitation. The registered therapist provides:
Assessment and treatment of range of motion deficits through exercise, positioning,
Assessment and treatment of strength through therapeutic exercise.
Assessment of balance, coordination, and gait with training in use of appropriate
Orthotic/Prosthetic assessment and training program.
Wheelchair assessment, transfer training and bed mobility intervention.
Implementation of diversified, individualized treatment plan using modalities, functional
equipment, and manual therapy.
Wound care evaluation and intervention.
Assessment of home safety needs prior to discharge.
Implementation of maintenance programs and instructions in follow-up care for restorative
aide and nursing staff.
Restorative programs for residents who have "graduated" from individual physical
therapy or for individuals who need less instruction in their mobility training.
Treatment is provided by trained restorative aides and is supervised by a licensed
Benefits of Physical Therapy in a Skilled Nursing Facility
Reduces the chance of re-injury
Reduces the chance of re-admission to the hospital
Assists in reaching the greatest level of independence in order to return to the
community as soon as possible
The first 20 days are covered 100% under Medicare Part A, if you qualify