HealthWorks Rehabilitation offers several unique treatment modalities and treatment services in its stat-of-the-art facility, so community members do not have to travel away from home to receive care in the following specialized areas:
HealthWorks Rehabilitation features the area’s premier warm water aquatics program and therapy pool. Our 15,000 gallon pool is the latest treatment modality to assist with pain as a result of musculoskeletal issues, especially arthritis. The aquatics program was designed by a national leader in warm water aquatics treatments.
Balance/Fall Prevention Program
The therapists at HealthWorks are trained and experienced in treating dizziness and vertigo. Utilizing computer-aided equipment and other resources, our rehabilitation team works with patients to strengthen muscles and increase motor skills needed to maintain balance during day-to-day activities. Therapists at HealthWorks have a strong knowledge base and the necessary equipment to find the treatment techniques that are best for improving your balance.
Lymphedema is the disruption of normal drainage of fluid through the lymphatic system. Lymphedema presents as abnormal swelling that is greater in one limb than in the other. While there is no cure for lymphedema, the condition can be managed through a combination of early detection, clinical treatment, education, and home management.
In the early stages of lymphedema, when very mild selling is present, the condition is managed by compression garment wear, exercise, and elevation. If the condition progresses, physical therapist management may include:
- Manual lymph drainage
- Compression garment wear following lymphatic drainage
- Ski care
- Patient education for proper diet, ways to reduce risk of injury and infection in the effected extremity
- Garment fitting
FRHS HealthWorks Rehabilitation and Cancer Care Center are working together to screen at risk patients for lymphedema. If lymphedema is detected, a certified HealthWorks therapist will assist the patient in the treatment and management process.
The FRHS HealthWorks Rehabilitation and the FRHS NeuroCenter are prepared to help those who have suffered impairments or a loss of function due to:
- Brain Injury
- Degenerative Neurological Disorders (Parkinson’s Disease, Poly-neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Other debilitating conditions resulting in loss of mobility and/or independent function
The Rehabilitation Center at HealthWorks provides cost-effective services to maintain a safe and healthy workplace and reduce Workers’ Compensation injuries and associated costs. Services are tailored to meet the individual needs of the company while also striving for the maximum functional improvement of the employee. Our specialists can provide assistance with educational prevention programs, post-offer screening, ergonomic consultations and employee wellness programs.
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Physical Therapy can help patients recover and manage the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment through:
- Exercise to improve strength, endurance, range of motion and circulation
- Lymphedema massage, compression wrapping, fitting compression stocking
- Pain management
- Wound therapy
- Posture education, movement mechanics, and pacing education to minimize fatigue
Many times, therapeutic services may benefit children or adolescents with special needs. These children, together with their families, are provided with individual assessments and treatment plans. Pediatric therapy is particularly beneficial to children with diagnoses of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, mental retardation, Scoliosis, Spina Bifida, and other neurological, orthopedic and/or developmental delays.
Speech, Language, and Swallowing Disorders
Our Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech and Language Pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a dedicated clinician providing diagnostic and therapeutic services.
In conjunction with manual techniques and exercise, Shannon uses VitalStim® therapy as a safe and effective way to treat swallowing disorders also called dysphagia. VitalStim® is an electrical stimulation therapy that assists in re-training the musculature within a patient’s neck to promote improved swallowing.
The following is a list of Speech and Language services provided at FRHS:
- Aphasia treatment following a stroke or brain injury, including speech and language
- Swallowing treatment for adults including diet texture and liquid level advancement
- Modified Barium Swallow studies to assess swallowing difficulties
- Articulation and tongue thrust treatment
- Voice assessment and treatment including vocal hygiene training
- Stuttering and cluttering therapy
- Cognitive linguistic rehabilitation
- Augmentative Communication Device assessments and training including non-verbal sign language and system usage
- Our Facility at FRHS offers an environment conducive to therapeutic wellness with a team approach and cutting edge technology. In addition, the speech service includes free hearing screenings and free phone consultations.
Wrist, Hand, and Elbow Therapy
Our Occupational Therapist will perform evaluations of the hand and upper extremity to provide functional training in joint protection, motor coordination and range of motion. Custom splinting of the upper extremity, modalities and other manual techniques are also utilized where appropriate.