Villas Total Rehab: Therapy Services for Seniors

Many seniors find they are in need of rehabilitative therapy services following surgery or after suffering an injury. Short-term therapy services, like those offered at Villas Total Rehab, are designed to restore activities of daily living so patients can return home quickly and with confidence. Comprehensive therapy services can include physical, occupational and speech therapy programs, and are crafted to specifically meet each patient's needs and goals.

Physical Therapy: Gait Training & Balance Improvement

Physical therapy can help seniors strengthen their gait and restore their balance. Patients with hip and knee joint replacements, leg arthritis or fractures, peripheral neuropathy, stroke and muscular sclerosis may benefit from physical therapy. Patients receiving this therapy can expect increased ankle and leg strength, more natural coordination and self-confidence during walking, as well as faster speeds of walking for greater distances.

To improve balance and better manage potential falls, physical therapy patients learn what factors contribute to their imbalance and which can increase the likelihood of a fall. Typical outcomes of patient participation include increased flexibility and mobility, better balance control and greater self confidence in avoidance of falls. Patients experiencing dizziness, loss of sight or hearing, general weakness, joint pain, strokes and Parkinson's disease may benefit from this physical therapy evaluation and treatment.

Occupational Therapy: Relearning Activities of Daily Living

Occupational therapy patients, with the supervision of a therapist, practice tasks that help them regain their activities of daily living. Tasks like working in the kitchen, doing laundry and getting in and out of bed on their own can become challenging after surgery or an injury. Even something as simple as turning a faucet can become difficult. Skills that may have been lost are regained and strengthened through practice with the therapy staff. The practical application of these therapy exercises ensures that the patient will be able to care for themselves when they return home.

Speech Therapy: Swallowing Disorders & Parkinson's Disease

Speech Therapy is often helpful in the condition referred to as dysphagia (swallowing disorders). Patients may experience difficulty swallowing and may have pain while swallowing. Sometimes the individual may be completely unable to swallow or may have trouble swallowing liquids, foods or saliva. Eating is difficult and often, it can be difficult to take in enough calories and fluids to nourish the body and weight loss is a common observation. Therapy may include muscle exercises, improving head posture, designing a safe diet and teaching safe swallowing techniques.

The Villas Total Rehab therapy program at The Villas Senior Care Community treats a wide range of diagnoses. You can see a more extensive list of the diagnoses and illnesses we treat at our website. Visit us today and see our new therapy gym, private suites and more!

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