Physical Therapy provides treatment to individuals who have pain, disease, injury or impairment that limit their ability to perform sports, work, leisure or other daily activities. They also educate and assist people to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent injury. Physical Therapists can also educate and make recommendations for workplace design, stress management, relaxation training, and Wellness programs. Diagnosis or injuries that are referred to Physical Therapy include:
- Neuromuscular disorders (i.e. stroke, head injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
- Post-orthopedic surgery (i.e. total joint replacements, rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction, fractures)
- Low back or neck pain
- Fractures, Sprains, and Strains
- Sports Injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Arthritis, bursitis or tendinitis
- Balance disorders
- Urinary incontinence
Occupational Therapy focuses on functional, day to day activities that a person needs or wants to be able to do. These tasks can be as basic as feeding yourself or as complex as caring for your home or meeting job requirements. The types of diagnoses we work with are:
- Brain trauma
- CVA (stroke)
- Developmental Delay
- Mental Health conditions
- Orthopedic or other injuries that affects a person’s ability to complete daily activities
- Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease
- Competent driving skills assessment and recommendations
- Cognitive assessment/retraining/adaptation focusing on functional tasks
- Orthotics – custom fitted orthosis for hand and upper extremity conditions
- Home safety assessment (one time visit)
The Phase 2 and 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation program is a multi-disciplinary program staffed by Respiratory Therapists, Registered Nurses or Physical Therapists.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist people who have suffered a cardiac event such as a Myocardial Infarction (heart attack), Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Angioplasty, Stable angina and various other heart related problems. The program focuses on strengthening the heart and body to assist in the return to previous level of function and also education for prevention of further heart disease. Education includes topics such as diet, cholesterol, stress management, CPR, proper exercises, pharmacy, anatomy and physiology of the heart, risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and emotional response to heart disease.
Speech and Language Pathology
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work with patients of all ages to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders such as:
- Alternative and augmentative communication
- Apraxia of speech
- Articulation disorder
- Cleft lip/palate
- Cognitive-linguistic deficits
- Swallowing disorders/dysphagia
- Speech-language delays
- Voice disorders
- Cognition related to remembering and using information from reading and conversation
- LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) Loud Program for Parkinson’s Disease
- Pediatric feeding (dysphagia and picky eaters)
- People with voice problems such as vocal nodules and vocal cord dysfunctions
- Pediatric speech/language
Birth to Three
- The Birth to Three Program is a service provided to children birth to three years of age who show delays in their development. The child may be referred by a parent, caregiver or health care provider. The referral process is started by calling the Program Coordinator at Lafayette County Human Services, 608-776-4913.
- The program includes a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapist. Once the therapist(s) evaluates the child; the family, program coordinator and therapist(s) meet to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) if therapy is needed. An IFSP includes goals and what will be done to accomplish them as well as the frequency of visits. Therapy takes place in the child’s natural environment (home, daycare, etc).
The Phase 2 and Phase 3 Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is staffed by Respiratory or Physical Therapists and is designed to help people who have a decreased quality of life due to respiratory problems. The goals of the program are individualized and geared towards increasing the participant’s activity level, decreasing the need for use of oxygen and decreasing the frequency of respiratory complications.
The program consists of exercise and education. The exercise program is a gradual increase in activity to promote overall strength/endurance and the body’s utilization of oxygen. Education is geared toward improving the participant’s respiratory health with a focus on diet, activity, stress management, understanding of health problems, oxygen utilization and energy conservation.