Have you or a family member found yourselves in a situation that you “just couldn’t….” reach for something without losing your balance, put on your pants, climb the stairs anymore, or even a loss in your ability to remember important things in your life? Or how about a significant medical change to your body that left you with lost independence that may have resulted in a hospital stay? Whatever it may be, we are here to enhance your functional potential. Who are we? We are the Rehab team at the Shook Home and the Quarters of Shook. Our rehab team is composed of an outstanding group of healthcare clinicians with strong passion and a devoted mission to assist you in achieving the goals in your life that may seem daunting. By utilizing evidence-based research and treatment approaches, the rehab department is holistic in our approach to your recovery. To do so, we offer a wide range of therapeutic services including Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy.
Physical Therapy by definition: therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training. Our Physical Therapy team is able to provide you with a program to enhance your ambulatory function by promoting the strength to do so and the endurance to get you where you need to go. In addition to the basic physical therapy needs that can focus on orthopedic and neurological deficits, our team is highly qualified and specialized in providing wound care management, vestibular rehabilitation, and pain management by use of modalities and manual treatment techniques.
Occupational Therapy by definition: therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction. Occupational Therapy specifically enables and encourages participation in these crucial life activities despite various impairments or limitations including orthopedic, neurological, or other physical and mental functional deficits. The occupational therapy staff is able to provide you with the adaptive equipment/devices or the environmental modifications needed to attain your highest practicable level of functional ability in daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, self-feeding, and toileting. Our occupational therapy department is highly qualified and specialized in various treatment techniques to address unique and diverse diagnoses. These diagnoses include: urinary incontinence, NeuroVision, low vision, myofascial release, dementia, and upper body pain/dysfunction. Urinary incontinence is addressed with use of pelvic muscle exercises as well as specific modalities which enhance pelvic floor strength and bladder control. NeuroVision and low vision deficits including visual field loss, double vision, macular degeneration, or glaucoma, to name a few, are addressed with oculomotor exercises or the implementation of environmental modifications and adaptations. By providing these skilled services, it is promoting one’s ability to re-enter the community or their prior home setting at their highest level of functioning.
Speech therapy by definition: therapy to evaluate and treat speech production, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive disorders. There are many approaches and techniques that speech language pathologists utilize to improve all of these areas. Our therapists are certified in Vital Stimulation, which is a technique for improving swallowing deficits with the use of electrical stimulation. The speech therapy team also utilizes Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS), which is another technique utilized to improve and enhance swallow dysfunction to have our residents and clients achieve their highest level of recovery. Cognitive-communication disorders are addressed with clients who have dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease in order to improve communication skills and decrease unwanted behaviors; therefore, provision of these services is to enhance an individual’s quality of life.