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The Rehabilitation Services Department manages helping patients achieve maximum quality of life within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, and rehabilitation. This encompasses Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy. It involves the interaction between therapists, patients, other health care professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to each discipline.
Physical Therapy provides services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by pain, aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. A Physical Therapists (PT) focuses on maximizing movement potential by utilizing an individual's history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan.
Occupational Therapy incorporates meaningful and purposeful activity to enable people with limitations or impairments to participate in everyday life. Occupational therapists (OT) facilitate health and well-being through engagement or re-engagement in occupation. The primary goal is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. They achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual's ability to participate, by modifying the environment, or by adapting the activity to better support participation.
Speech Therapy is the treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting in difficulty with communication and/or swallowing. A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) can address speech production, vocal production, swallowing difficulties and language needs through exercises, audio-visual aids and introduction of strategies to facilitate functional communication.