Rehabilitation Services at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center
includes occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. The services are designed to accommodate the unique needs of patients of all ages requiring rehabilitative care.
Occupational therapy is a health care profession concerned with the development, recovery and maintenance of daily living activities. Occupational therapy may include education, exercise and the use of devices which compensate for permanent or temporary loss of function.
Physical therapy is a health care profession concerned with maximizing movement and function that has been impaired by injury, surgery, or medical conditions. Physical therapy may include education, exercises, treatment modalities and other interventions. Physical therapy provides care for a wide range of medical conditions.
Speech-language pathologists at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center evaluate and treat patients to address speech, language, cognitive, and/or swallowing difficulties.
Dry Needling uses a fine needle or filament to relax trigger points in muscles to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and restore function in a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Patients with a variety of conditions can benefit from dry needling including those with neck, back, knee, hip and shoulder pain. Those with muscle spasms and strains, sports injuries and even those with headaches.
Lymphedema treatment is focused on reducing swelling and controlling pain. Treatment options may include exercise, wrapping, massage and compression to help encourage lymph drainage.
LSVT Big and Loud are treatment programs geared towards those with Parkinson's or other neurological conditions who have difficulty with moving and balance or decreased vocal loudness.
Occupational therapists are highly trained in specialty areas:
- Hand Injuries
- Pre/Post-Surgical Care
- Activities of Daily Living/Self Care
Physical therapists are highly trained in specialty areas:
- Pre/Post-Surgical Care
- Wound Care
- Amputee/Prosthesis Care
- Women’s Health
- Sports Injuries
- Dry Needling
- LSVT - Big
Speech-language pathologists are highly trained in specialty areas:
- Swallowing - Videoflouroscopy/Modified Barium Swallow studies
- PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
- PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)
- LSVT - Loud
Common diagnoses and populations served:
- Orthopedics: Post-Surgical, Post-Fracture, Injuries, Arthritis
- Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrist and Hand Fractures
- Developmental Delay/Disorder
CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center is dedicated to children and their families. Whether a child is speaking, walking or trying something new for the very first time, we look forward to taking that journey with you. If you are questioning whether your child is on the right path to achieving success, speak with your healthcare provider about therapy options.
We utilize a team approach for the treatment of neurological, orthopedic and genetic disorders, as well as problems associated with premature birth and developmental delays. Our team includes occupational, physical, and speech therapists who work closely with a child’s physician. Our goal is to assist each child to live the fullest life possible by enhancing function and promoting independence through therapeutic programming.
Occupational therapy addresses a variety of concerns that may arise throughout the development of your child.
These concerns may include, but are not limited to:
- Concerns with hand strength
- Fine motor issues
- Developmental delays/disabilities
- ADL training
Physical therapy focuses on gross and fine motor skills, strength and endurance, balance and coordination and sensory processing and integration.
Common conditions treated by physical therapy include, but are not limited to:
- General developmental delays
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Plagiocephaly and Torticollis
- Congenital spinal cord injuries
Speech-language pathologists work with children of all ages. For example, infants and toddlers may receive speech therapy if they have feeding and swallowing problems or need assistance in developing verbal communication. Preschool children also may require extra help to learn basic skills, such as communicating wants and needs. School-age children go to speech therapy to learn how to correct articulation errors and improve language skills.
Areas of treatment include:
- Articulation / phonological delay (sound errors)
- Augmentative and alternative communication
- Cognitive / language deficits
- Dysarthria / Apraxia of speech (slurring or sound substitution)
- Expressive and/or receptive language delays (using and/or understanding language)
- Fluency / stuttering