Rehabilitation Services

A man in a wheelchair being assisted by a staff member

Wellsprings Post Acute Center focuses on short-term rehabilitation. We work with patients to help them reach their highest level of functional ability.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy team works toward specific goals of achieving the patient’s highest functional level of independence. Physical therapy focuses on identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following evaluation, our experienced physical therapists develop an individualized treatment program. The goal is to achieve safety in a variety of areas
Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Increasing strength and mobility in the body and lower extremities
  • Increasing motor control for a patient who has suffered a stroke
  • Improving coordination, balance and the ability to walk following a fracture
  • Improving overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Managing pain
  • Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promoting safety awareness for the well being of the patient

Occupational Therapy

Our professional occupational therapists use task-directed activities in the treatment of our patients whose functional abilities, daily activities, and independence have been impaired by illness, injury, or aging.

Occupational therapy assists our patients in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with patients who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living. They also assist patients with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking,
  • Maintenance of wellness: dressing and grooming
  • Prevention of further disability: home assessments and modifications, adaptive equipment
  • Increasing safety awareness

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help patients affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our professionals also work with patients suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem-solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Patient and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing

Respiratory Therapy

Our respiratory therapists evaluate and treat individuals who have trouble breathing or those with respiratory associated illnesses such as asthma, pneumonia, emphysema, bronchitis and sleep apnea.

Respiratory therapy services include:

  • Oxygen
  • Nebulized Breathing Treatments
  • Ventilatory Assistance
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Patient Education
  • Assistance with CPR
  • Airway Management