Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Speech therapy can help patients overcome cognitive impairments caused by illness or injury

Speech-language pathologists can help patients with a wide variety of speech and swallowing disorders caused by illness and injury. When a communication challenge is brought about by a cognitive issue, they use techniques that help patients restore their abilities or compensate for lost skills. The goal is to help patients communicate effectively and confidently [...]

2021-09-21T07:53:39-06:00September 21st, 2021|

A rehabilitation therapist can help patients determine when it’s safe to return to work and resume activities

The goal of rehabilitation therapy is to help patients return to normal activities following an injury or illness. Part of the process includes a Functional Capacity Evaluation, where a therapist and rehabilitation medicine physician determine whether a patient can safely return to work. Regional One Health's Dardhielle Jean, OTR/L, CHT says patients can expect [...]

2021-09-21T07:55:04-06:00September 21st, 2021|

Adding physical therapy to your healthy aging plan can reduce pain and improve mobility

Joint pain, weakness and stiffness are very common complaints, especially as we age. Physical therapy can help by strengthening the muscles around the joints, reducing inflammation, and teaching patients good habits in terms of caring for their joints. Regional One Health offers outpatient physical therapy at its main campus and East Campus, and patients [...]

2021-09-21T07:55:55-06:00September 19th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: Pain and muscle tightness and decreased mobility are impacting my quality of life. Can hands-on myofascial release help?

Myofascial Release is a hands-on physical therapy technique that helps restore a pain-free range of motion. Andrew Wofford, who provides the therapy at our Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, said it can help patients recover from everything from a traumatic injury to pain caused by poor posture. Myofascial Release, which involves using pressure and stretching to [...]

2021-05-11T08:43:09-06:00May 11th, 2021|

A swallowing disorder can be dangerous – but a speech-language pathologist can help you resume a safe, more normal diet

While many people think of communication disorders when they think of speech-language pathologists, these medical professionals also help patients with trouble swallowing. Swallowing disorders, or "dysphagia," can include pain, the feeling that something is stuck in the throat, or losing the ability to swallow altogether. Speech-language pathologists can help patients stay safe and return to [...]

2021-04-06T07:24:40-06:00April 6th, 2021|

Speech-language pathologists help patients resume healthy, independent lives by treating communication and swallowing disorders

Speech-language pathologists can help patients with both communication disorders and swallowing disorders. They treat a wide variety of diagnoses, and often work with patients after a stroke or traumatic brain injury, or those with neurological conditions like Parkinson's disease. At Regional One Health, our speech-language pathologists develop individualized treatment plans aimed at achieving each [...]

2021-03-23T08:40:37-06:00March 23rd, 2021|

When a hand or arm injury impacts quality of life, Certified Hand Therapist Dardhielle Jean can help improve function and reduce pain

Dardhielle Jean, OTR/L, CHT, has joined our Center for Rehabilitative Medicine as a Certified Hand Therapist and Occupational Therapist. Her specialty in hand therapy allows her to help patient recover from injuries and illnesses that impact the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. These are complex parts of the body, and hand therapists use specialized [...]

2021-02-10T11:49:22-06:00February 17th, 2021|

Regional One Health’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital is a leader at getting patients back to life more often and more quickly

After a major illness or injury, patients often need rehabilitation to get back to as normal and independent a life as possible. Regional One Health's Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital has a stellar track record in terms of getting patients back to the things they love as quickly as possible. The team relies on their experience, [...]

2020-09-17T09:40:09-06:00September 17th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: When should I see a pelvic floor therapist, and what can I expect?

If you're experiencing symptoms like urinary dysfunction, constipation and pelvic pain, it might be time to see a pelvic floor physical therapist. Darianne Butler sees patients at Regional One Health's East Campus.  She said patients should expect to describe their concerns and undergo an exam. Then, she prescribes a series of exercises that can [...]

2020-01-22T10:25:41-06:00January 27th, 2020|
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