The expert physical therapists at Morton Plant North Bay Rehabilitation help patients achieve their maximum physical ability. They carefully evaluate their patients’ conditions and implement individualized treatment programs to optimize movement, flexibility, and muscle control; build strength and endurance; and improve balance.
Depending upon the individual's needs, treatment may include:
- Exercise to increase strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance and coordination.
- Use of various pain relief methods such as heat/cold, water, electrical stimulation, therapeutic massage and joint mobilization.
- Instructions for walking and moving with the use of assistive devices.
Our occupational therapists help patients gain independence in performing daily activities, from dressing and eating to more complex tasks needed at home, the workplace or the community. Programs are designed to increase strength, range of motion and coordination through exercise, and to enhance skills in actual or simulated settings. Individualized treatment may include:
- Hand and upper body rehabilitation.
- Creation and use of splints.
- Daily living training.
- Adaptive equipment assessment/training.
- Developmental intervention and safety awareness assessments.
- Work on visual or cognitive difficulties, such as problem solving, memory, or perceptual problems.
- Home evaluations to make recommendations for structural modifications.
The speech language pathologists at Morton Plant North Bay help adults who may have experienced speech, language, cognitive, or swallowing problems due to brain injuries such as stroke or tumor. Treatment may include:
- Language therapy: listening, talking, reading or writing deficits.
- Cognitive therapy: memory, reasoning or judgment concerns.
- Swallow function studies and treatment for patients with swallowing difficulty.
A recreation therapist works with adults to improve their ability to participate in leisure and recreational activities following discharge. Individualized and group treatments may include:
- Activities such as crafts, gardening, golf, games and music
- Social group therapy
- Community re-entry education