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.
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
- Back and neck injuries
- Orthopedic conditions
- Sports injuries
- Trauma and fractures
- Rehabilitation following joint replacement and other surgeries
- 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 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.
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.