Therapy Services

Therapy Services

North Vista Hospital offers comprehensive therapy services to help both hospitalized patients and for those who are being treated on an outpatient basis. After a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition, our experienced team creates a customized treatment plan that is designed to maximize the benefits of therapy and achieve specific goals.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists can work with patients to relieve pain, improve mobility, restore impaired functions and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. Upon referral from a doctor, our experienced therapists will develop an individualized program of care tailored to your unique needs and abilities. Our therapists treat patients with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains/strains
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma and fractures
  • Rehabilitation following joint replacement and other surgeries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Work-related injuries

We offer a variety of therapeutic techniques and use state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment in our treatment regimes. Your therapist will closely monitor your exercises and therapies during your sessions and may prescribe a home exercise program to reinforce your treatment. In addition, we will show you techniques to prevent recurring injury and to maintain your renewed mobility.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps people learn or regain both physical and cognitive abilities to carry out the activities of daily living. These services can be especially valuable to persons recovering from a stroke or brain injury as well as those suffering from disorders like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease. Following a thorough evaluation, our therapists work one-on-one with each patient to help maximize skills and abilities. Often, these services make the difference that enables patients to live independently at home.

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists work with patients to help improve their ability to speak, listen, read, write, organize and solve problems. Speech therapy can be especially helpful for patients whose abilities are impaired because of a stroke or head injury, those who suffer from speech impediments such as stuttering, patients who have suffered a hearing loss and those with a mental disability or a condition such as cerebral palsy.

For patients who have swallowing problems, we can perform a barium swallow study to diagnose the cause of the problem and provide treatment. Our therapists are trained in providing VitalStim®, the only therapy of its kind certified by the Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of swallowing disorders. By using electrical stimulation to increase strength and coordination of the swallowing muscles, our speech pathologists may help patients improve their quality of life and regain the ability to enjoy normal eating and drinking.