Focused on Independence
Performance Rehab delivers various senior care programs to help ensure that each resident has access to services aimed at helping them maintain their highest level of function and independence.
Falling – even once – can threaten your health, well-being and quality of life. The best way to avoid a fall is to know your risks and how to reduce them. Our trained therapists can help patients avoid falls. Our comprehensive evaluation will test vision, balance, strength and flexibility. Therapists also test the patient’s ability to turn, walk, reach and bend. Each patient will receive a customized treatment plan that targets their identified risk areas. The plan may include slow, gentle stretches and/or exercises for strength and balance. Our therapists also help patients minimize hazards inside their living space.
If a patient has experienced these symptoms, their falling risk is increased:
— Fear of falling or a recent fall
— Avoidance of routine daily activities
— Unsteadiness while standing, walking, bending or turning
— Suffered a stroke or hip fracture
— Experienced side effects from medications
Fitness & Wellness
With our Fitness & Wellness Program therapists focus on creating independence so Daily Living Activities (DLAs) such as bathing, dressing, brushing hair and changing clothes can be performed. Our therapists perform self-care assessments and deliver a treatment plan customized for each individual. Key components include exercises that focus on strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, mobility training and fine motor skills.
When we use the word "cognitive" we mean our thinking, reasoning and perceptual abilities. Cognitive rehabilitation has two parts: restoring the actual cognitive skill and learning to use strategies to compensate for the impaired ability.
Our Memory Care Program includes the following activities and techniques:
— Sequencing & matching activities
— Recognition of shapes & colors
— Reminiscing strategies
— Orientation to the day of the week, month & year
Neuromuscular Reeducation Program
This technique used to restore normal movement. Together, your nerves and muscles work to produce movements and movement is affected when patients experience a stroke or other injury. Our therapists examine posture, balance and joint movement and develop a customized treatment plan with repetitive movements, posturing and stimulation designed to reinforce nerve signals.
Chronic pain hurts. Be it from arthritis or another condition there are effective, therapeutic ways to reduce pain. Stretching and strengthening the muscles surrounding painful joints can help reduce chronic pain and improve joint movement and stability. The application of ultrasound or electrical stimulation (TENS) also can lead to less pain during daily activities.
Our therapists address the following topics with each patient:
— Monitor activity levels & set goals
— Pace & plan activities
— Set baselines & increase tolerances
— Reduce reliance on equipment
— Perform ultrasounds and/or electrical stimulation
— Apply manual or hands-on therapy
Sometimes called hands-on physical therapy, manual physical therapy uses no devices or machines. With this technique, therapists use only their hands to provide pain relief. Examples of manual therapy include massaging of muscle tissue and joints; stretching tendons and ligaments to increase range of motion; application of cold or hot packs and splinting as needed.