Meadows Health offers a range of rehabilitative therapy types aimed at helping people get their lives back. “Anything that has caused a disruption in a person’s daily routine – whether it’s from disease, trauma or disability – we help them to return to their prior level of function or it might be that we help them to heal first,” says Lynn Day, one of the occupational therapists working at Meadows Health.
Being unable to perform day-to-day tasks can feel discouraging. Rehabilitative therapies, such as physical therapy or occupational therapy – can restore hope and quality of life for patients. Leslie Kyzer, one of Meadows physical therapy assistants, feels her job is not just about the physical outcome, it’s about the functional outcome. For Leslie, it’s gratifying, making a difference, helping patients get back to living life.
Whether you are a stroke patient working to regain function in the upper extremities or hands, or you’re an orthopedic patient recovering from surgery or an injury, the team of speech, physical, occupational respiratory therapist at Meadows Health Therapy in the Wellness Center may use a variety of techniques and therapies designed to help you regain function, mobility and to become well again.
While these therapies have been around a while, they continue to evolve and improve. “The way we treat patients has changed so much, and it’s going to keep changing,” says Shannon Brantley, PT, ATC, director of therapy and sports medicine. “We’re going to keep getting better at it.”