Rehabilitation services are ideal for those who are experiencing difficulty with mobility, communication and activities involved with self-care. Columbia Memorial Hospital’s (CMH) Rehabilitation Services department offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program provided by a team of specialists dedicated to helping individuals reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
CMH Rehabilitation Services caregivers include licensed physical therapists, licensed physical therapist assistants, licensed and certified speech-language pathologists, licensed occupational therapists, licensed certified occupational therapy assistants, and licensed massage therapists. Together, their goal is to help patients return to their active and productive lives.
Physical therapy click to open
Physical Therapy is for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease.
CMH uses physical therapy to treat patients of all ages with a wide range of needs, including:
Occupational therapy click to open
Occupational therapy uses a variety of techniques to increase independent self-care, work and leisure activities. This type of therapy also helps to develop motor and cognitive skills and works to prevent disability in people of all ages. Occupational therapy can:
Speech therapy click to open
Speech and language pathology is a health science that involves the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, voice, swallowing and oral-motor disorders.
People who can benefit from speech therapy may have:
Health conditions that affect speech may be present in patients of any age. In children, speech therapy can also be beneficial for those with tongue-thrust problems, or, in the case of speech and language delay as a result of hearing loss or developmental disorders.
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Hand Therapy is an advanced specialty certification, granted only to an Occupational or Physical Therapist who has passed comprehensive clinical and practical exams, has a minimum of five years clinical experience, and 4,000 hours of direct practice in hand therapy. CMH offers hand therapy provided by a certified hand therapist with more than 10 years of practice experience.
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Massage therapy has become an important part of general health care for many people living in today’s stressful world.
CMH recognizes that therapeutic massage can play an important role in treating illness or chronic ailments, and contributes to a higher sense of general well-being. We offer 15-minute chair massages that focus on the upper back, neck and shoulders.
Q: How should I dress for physical or occupational therapy? click to open
A: Please wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes to your appointment. It is important that you are able to move freely.
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