Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
Serving Patients in Dublin & Wrightsville, GA
Our office has been providing physical therapy since we opened our doors in 1965. Our therapists treat the consequences of disease or injury by addressing impairments, functional limitations, and/or disabilities in patients. Some of the more common conditions for which our physical therapists examine and provide intervention and treatment include the following:
Orthopedic conditions, such as low back and neck pain, headaches, and osteoporosis.
Neurological conditions, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, peripheral nerve injury, and multiple sclerosis.
Sports injuries, such as overuse injuries and trauma in recreational and professional athletes.
Workplace injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cumulative trauma, and stress disorders.
Integumentary conditions, such as burns, ulcers, and wounds.
Arthritic conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
Therapy after rotator cuff and carpal tunnel surgery, for example. They work to rehab the upper extremities from the shoulder down through the fingers.
An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals.
Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach those goals.
An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.
Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors.
Speech and language therapists help…
Babies with feeding and swallowing difficulties
Children with mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties
Specific language impairment
Specific difficulties in producing sounds
Autism/social interaction difficulties
Adults with communication or eating and swallowing problems following neurological impairments and degenerative conditions, including stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease and dementia
Head, neck or throat cancer
Mental health issues