Winder Healthcare

Rehabilitation Services

The purpose of rehabilitation is to restore some or all of the patient's physical, sensory, and mental capabilities that were lost due to injury, illness, or disease. Rehabilitation includes assisting the patient to compensate for deficits that cannot be reversed medically. It is prescribed after many types of injury, illness, or disease, including amputations, arthritis, cancer, cardiac disease, neurological problems, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries.

A proper and adequate rehabilitation program can reverse many disabling conditions or can help patients cope with deficits that cannot be reversed by medical care. Rehabilitation addresses the patient's physical, psychological, and environmental needs. It is achieved by restoring the patient's physical functions and/or modifying the patient's physical and social environment. The main types of rehabilitation are physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Your interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, which includes highly trained and experienced specialists in this field, will work closely with you to advance your recovery, provide the skills and strategies to encourage your independence, and offer you and your family support and encouragement every step of the way.

Occupational Therapist (OT)

The OT checks current abilities and develops a treatment plan for meeting goals in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including:

  • Self–care, such as dressing and bathing
  • Leisure, such as hobbies
  • Work–related tasks
  • Problem solving to accomplish any of the above
  • Fine-motor skill development and strengthening, such as hand and arm exercises
  • If necessary, identify alternate ways with or without equipment to accomplish daily tasks
  • Positioning & Environment Modification
  • Splinting
  • Energy Conservation Training
  • Cognitive and Perceptual Training
  • Caregiver Education and Training

Physical Therapist (PT)

The PT checks current physical abilities and develops a treatment program for meeting goals in:

  • Mobility needed for activities of everyday life such as exercising muscles and joints, moving in bed, using a wheelchair, transferring (for example, from the wheelchair to the car) and walking with or without equipment.
  • Gait Training
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Total Knee Replacement Rehab
  • Total Hip Replacement Rehab
  • Fall Recovery
  • Manual Therapy
  • E-Stim/Ultrasound

Speech Therapist/Speech–Language Pathologist

The speech–language pathologist provides evaluation and clinical therapeutic services to patients in the areas of:

  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Speech, Language & Communication
  • Cognitive Dysfunction including maximizing independence for patients with Dementia
  • Voice Disorders
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Family/Caregiver Education