Rehabilitation Therapy

Woman Exercising PictureRehabilitation is a team effort requiring active participation from patients, family members, physicians, and other health professionals. By working together, our team helps establish the best quality of life for you or your loved one. At Fountainview, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy are available in an inpatient setting. The medical director leads the team in developing an individualized treatment program designed to help achieve optimal independence and to prevent further decline in function. Members of the rehabilitation team will evaluate a patient’s needs to develop appropriate goals and coordinate therapies to make those goals a reality.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Services enable individuals to restore and/or achieve optimal movement and function and to relieve pain. Through evaluation and treatment programs, the physical therapist can treat persons with a variety of ailments including:

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Balance / gait disorders
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Other orthopedic / athletic injuries
  • Treatment following joint replacement surgery

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy services enable individuals to achieve independence in their lives despite their disabilities. The Occupational Therapist facilitates, promotes, maintains and enhances performance in activities of daily living skills regardless of physical, developmental, social and emotional problems. Services include:

  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Retraining in daily living activities
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Wheelchair management

Speech and Language Pathology and Swallowing Management

These services enable individuals to maximize functional speech, language, cognition and swallowing skills. Services are provided to residents of all ages who have a range of diagnoses such as:

  • Motor speech disorders
  • Treatment of aphasia
  • Treatment of swallowing disorders

Respiratory Therapy

Fountainview offers in-house respiratory therapy services five days a week and on call. Respiratory therapy is a program of exercises and treatments designed to help patients maintain and recover lung function after an illness, injury or surgery. Our respiratory therapists are specially trained to provide respiratory care under the direction of your physician.