Often after surgery, joint replacements, fall, or stroke; therapists teach how to prevent falls in the home, and the physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapists will help you adapt to your home environment.
Physical Therapy (PTs) provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Treatment often includes exercise for patients who have been immobilized and lack flexibility, and range of motion before finally advancing to other exercises that improve strength, balance, coordination, and endurance.
Occupational Therapy (Ots) help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. They also can help patients develop, recover, or maintain activities of daily living, such as using a computer to caring for needs such as dressing, cooking, and eating. Their goal is to help patients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Speech Therapists (or Speech-language pathologists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. The therapist will also work with patients who cannot make speech sounds, or cannot make them clearly; those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; people with voice quality problems, those with problems understanding and producing language; and those with hearing loss who use hearing aids or cochlear implants in order to develop auditory skills and improve communication. They also work with patients who have swallowing difficulties.
Respiratory Therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
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