At Desert Canyon Post Acute, 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. We have a trusted team of physical, occupational and speech therapists to assist you in achieving successful functional outcomes to enable you to return back to the community.
We treat patients in need of:
Joint replacement and orthopedic injury recovery
Injuries related to trauma
Cardiac recovery care
Generalized weakness following a hospital stay
Patient and family education
Physical Therapy focuses on identification, prevention and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain. Following evaluation, your physical therapist will develop an individualized treatment program addressing the areas of lower extremity strength, balance, coordination, functional movement, ambulation, endurance and general mobility. The goal is to achieve safety in a variety of areas.
Areas of treatment focus may include:
Increase motor control for a patient who has suffered a stroke
Improve overall strength conditioning and endurance
Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
Promoting safety awareness for the well-being of the resident
Improve coordination, balance, and the ability to walk following a fracture
Balance and coordination therapy
Pre and post operative exercise programs
Community re-entry programs
Bed mobility and transfer training
Occupational Therapy addresses activities of daily living skills. They assist patients with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment. Occupational Therapy enables our patients to return home as independently as possible following an illness or injury. Our enhanced occupational therapy services include a full kitchen dedicated to occupation therapy training.
Prevention of further disability- home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
Increasing safety awareness
Home assessments and modifications – including ordering of equipment
Adaptive equipment and training
Speech/Language Therapists provide a continuum of services including assessment, education and treatment of patients with communication, cognition and swallowing problems. Treatment programs are directed towards improving communication skills in the area of comprehension and expression. Patients admitted to the facility that are receiving nutrition partially or exclusively via a gastrostomy tube are evaluated for their potential to return to solid foods as appropriate.
Speech therapists work to restore the following abilities:
Improving speech and voice clarity
Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
Improving chewing and swallowing ability
Maximizing cognitive language skills, like memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
Patient and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing