Physical Therapy Services

Physical therapy restores function for individuals who have experienced neuromuscular or skeletal dysfunction.

Individualized therapeutic treatment may include:

  • Training in mobility, gait stability, posture and positioning
  • Exercise programs to increase muscle function, coordination and endurance
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range-of-motion
  • Pain management

Some common conditions that physical therapy can help address are:

  • After effects of a stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back problems
  • Shoulder problems
  • Weakness

In addition, our therapists are also able to recommend special braces, devices or adaptive equipment that may help to make everyday living a little easier.

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapy assists individuals by helping them adapt to their social and physical environment. Therapists enhance patient functionality through:

  • Education and training in areas such as dressing, bathing, eating and grooming
  • Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
  • Adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities
  • Strengthening and coordination exercises
  • Exercises to maintain normal joint movement in order to reduce the effects of arthritis or other conditions

Some common conditions that occupational therapy can help address are:

  • Neurological problems
  • After effects of a stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Debility and weakness
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Nerve injuries
  • Compression injuries

Speech and Language Therapy Services

Speech and language pathologists address general communication issues and swallowing dysfunction. Treatment plans are designed for individual needs, such as:

  • Recovery of speech, language and memory skills
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication, including programs for the hearing impaired
  • Oral muscle strength and functioning required for speaking and swallowing
  • Appropriate diet recommendations

Some common conditions that speech language pathology can help address are:

  • Dementia or other cognitive disorders
  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • Aural (hearing) rehabilitation
  • Aphasia (language problems post stroke)
  • Speech clarity
  • Volume of speech and ability to express needs in an alternative manner

Outpatient Therapy Services

Physical, occupational and speech therapy are available to you at Woodside while you live in your own home in the community or whether you reside at Woodside Senior Communities.