Rehabilitation Therapy

What is Rehabilitation Therapy?

Whether accessed on an inpatient or outpatient basis, rehabilitation therapy is a vital part of recovering from an accident, illness or hospitalization. People of all ages— benefit from these therapeutic disciplines. The three most common types of rehab therapies include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy.

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Rehabilitation therapy is vital to your recovery

Rehabilitation therapy is paramount in recovering from an accident, illness or hospitalization. There are three main types of rehabilitation therapies, including physical, occupational and speech, and people of all ages benefit from these therapeutic disciplines.

You may need one or more of these therapies, depending on the level of your physical limitations and your goals. Typically, patients work with their physicians to determine what treatment would be most beneficial. Compare the three therapy types and see what therapy types may be best for you.

  • Physical Therapy

    Benefits:

    • Decreases pain, swelling, and inflammation
    • Improves range of motion, coordination, and balance
    • Increases strength and endurance
    • Prevents disability
    • Teaches skills for fall prevention and safety
  • Occupational Therapy

    Benefits:

    • Restores abilities or teaches alternative methods for providing self-care for activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and meal preparation
    • Prevents further deterioration
    • Provides skills for stress management and coping with the physical and emotional effects of disability.
  • Speech Therapy

    Benefits:

    • Improves speech and language abilities
    • Treats condition that involve speaking, listening, writing, reading and gesturing
    • Provides new methods of communication
    • Improves swallowing ability

    Want to know more? Find out what to expect in therapy.

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