Following an accident or illness, patients can receive physical, occupational and speech therapy in this relaxed, fun, outpatient setting.
Many people, when they think of physical therapy, think of massage and exercise. Although these are definite components, physical therapy is much broader.
The Takoma physical therapists are licensed professionals, from a medical background who are experts in musculoskeletal dysfunctions, such as:
- Low back/neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis/golfers elbow
- Knee ligament injuries
- Ankle sprains
OT in general looks at how a person can function in their environment and where problems are seen, the therapist can assist the patient to use adaptive techniques or devices to remain as independent as possible.
Occupational therapists have specialized in their knowledge of the upper extremity, range of motion, splinting and exercises to help the patient regain functional use of their extremity. Occupational therapists also look at activities of daily living, and can provide devices to make every day tasks easier in the areas of work, such as ergonomic information/tools, home tasks, such as jar openers, zipper pulls and shoe laces.
Speech Language Pathologists provide services to improve: communication and swallowing problems in order to maximize abilities in these areas. We treat problems associated with:
- Neurological Disorders (i.e. Parkinson's, MS, ALS, Myasthenia Gravis)
- Voice Disorders (i.e. Nodules, Polyps, Laryngectomy)
- Aphasia, Dysarthria
- Swallowing Disorders associated with stroke
- Modified Barium Swallow Studies