We are committed to continually offering one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the industry, providing individualized physical, occupational and speech therapies.  We also provide the encouragement and hope essential to well-being during and after the rehabilitation process. Through our rehabilitation program, recovery can be expedited, functional independence maximized and, whenever possible, a safe return home facilitated. Our rehabilitation program is patient-specific with treatment plans that address the whole life of a patient, not just a treatment for an immediate concern.

 

 

Post Amputee Program

 

Springdale Village’s Post Amputee Program helps our patients regain mobility and confidence through special amputee therapy while minimizing stress on injury. The comprehensive program is designed to take amputees beyond traditional rehabilitation by helping them optimize the use of their prosthesis. Our new ceiling-suspended walking therapy gives patients a way of non-painful, controlled weight bearing early in the recovery period.

 

The Springdale Village Post Amputee Program provides prosthetic rehabilitation focusing on improving knee muscle strength of the prosthetic limb, and eccentric ankle and hip strength of the intact limb, improving stability and progression, particularly during weight transfer onto single support of the prosthetic limb.

 

Disabled individuals at the early stage of rehabilitation need training and physical activity. for those with permanent disabilities, the Post Amputee Program assists patients with their bio-mechanics of prosthetic devices for learning how to maneuver with the device. Therapists introduce and apply the principles of regaining mobile skills to the disabled patient early in the rehabilitation process and thus orient him/her toward an active, productive lifestyle.

 

The program training consists of individual balancing and walking exercises between handrails, and for some patients, progressing to stair-climbing and walking on slopes.

 

A high level of advanced exercises is appropriate for use with patients of all disabilities to improve ambulating, including:

 

 

• Strengthening training exercises

 

• Prosthetic control exercises

 

• Cardio conditioning

 

• Proper running gait

 

• Exercises for improving strength: hamstrings, hip extensions, quadriceps, hip flexors, abductors and adductors, gluteus medius and maximus

 

• Proprioception

 

• Stance phase

 

• Suspension

 

• Range of motion

 

• Knee flexion and extension

 

• Contracture prevention

 

Physical Therapy

 

Physical Therapy is an important part of recovery for many different health problems. Targeted exercises and techniques can help patients reduce pain, improve strength and balance to prevent falls, regain mobility after joint replacement or other surgeries, and improve gait and balance in stroke survivors. A trained physical therapist can also prescribe appropriate mobility aids and orthotic devices, if necessary.

 

Occupational Therapy

 

Occupational therapists assist patients in learning how to safely and effectively carry out ADLs and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) and meet personal goals for regaining functional abilities. This process involves relearning ways of doing “common” activities (with or without assistive devices) and how to alter living environments to be conducive to a patient’s temporary or permanent functional limitations.

 

Speech Therapy

 

Patients who are in rehab for things like stroke recovery, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or progressive neurological diseases can suffer from problems like aphasia, dysphagia, dysarthria and apraxia, which affect the ability to comprehend and produce speech. Working with a trained Speech-Language Pathologist can help these patients to regain and improve their communication skills and ability to safely eat and drink.

 

Specialized Equipment

 

A needs and goals assessment is conducted for each patient upon admission, and this is used to create a personalized care plan that will guide their recovery efforts to best utilize our specialized equipment.

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