Physical therapists and physical therapy assistants assist patient recovery from surgery, injury and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. Physical therapists evaluate, diagnose and manage the physical therapy treatment plan, customizing it to each individual patient's needs.
The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence to each individual patient. To achieve this goal, a variety of exercise interventions, education, functional activities, manual therapy and physical modalities such as heat, cold and electricity are used. It is offered to a wide variety of patients of all ages. Physical therapy is useful in treating many different medical disorders and plays a key role in the rehabilitative process.
Physical therapy services are provided by physical therapists, who are licensed healthcare professionals with an advanced degree in physical therapy.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Occupational therapy helps people recovering from injury to regain skills and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services include an individualized evaluation, during which the patient/family and occupational therapist determine therapy goals. Customized interventions are used to improve the patient's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.
Occupational therapy services are provided by occupational therapists, who are licensed healthcare professionals with an advanced degree in occupational therapy.
Speech Therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume. Patients may need speech therapy after a stroke or traumatic accident that changes their ability to use language.
Speech therapy services are provided by speech language pathologists, who maintain a national clinical competence certificate through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed within the state in which they practice.
News & Events
Welcome to the Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy event calendar, where you’ll find a variety of classes for patients, athletes, care providers, parents and coaches both to rehabilitate and help prevent injuries.
- To search for specific events or locations, type a keyword into the search box above the calendar.
- To learn more about an event, including how to register, simply click on the event listing.