Along with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology, Carle Therapy Services offers a wide range of specialty-specific services. These services are outlined below.
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When land-based therapy is too painful, you can find relief in the water. Water helps decrease pain, loosen muscles and reduce swelling. Your therapy might begin on an underwater treadmill and progress to aquatic jogging and strength therapy. Aquatic therapy may be seen as a stepping-stone or as a complement to land-based therapy.
It might be one of the smaller body parts, but when your hand hurts, it can cause a major disruption in your daily life. Our hand therapy services can treat carpal-tunnel syndrome, repetitive-stress injuries or trauma and can provide post-surgery rehabilitation. After an extensive evaluation, we may advise heat treatments, strength and flexibility exercises or customized splints.
We can get you back on your feet after trauma or other injuries throw your life off balance. After an extensive evaluation, you will begin an individualized exercise program to sharpen physical control, sensory-motor skills and inner-ear function. We can also help senior adults learn how to prevent falls.
At Carle Therapy Services, foot therapy complements the services of your referring physician by focusing on the biomechanics of the feet and lower legs. By examining joint and soft tissue movement, we can identify and address problems such as leg-length discrepancies, movement problems and pain. We provide individualized treatments and can also create orthotics designed just for you in our on-site lab.
Lymphedema doesn’t have to slow you down. Carle Therapy Services can help reduce the swelling associated with the disease so that patients can lead normal and active lives. We use Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), which combines drainage techniques, bandaging, exercise, instruction and skin-care education. Our therapy treatments also help to promote the healing of wounds.
Our neuro rehabilitation offers hope to patients who have lost mobility from stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, multiple traumas or a debilitating disease. The Carle Therapy Services team works with patients and family members to develop individualized plans that foster each patient’s independence within the home, community, school setting and workplace.
You don’t have to live with an aching back. Our knowledgeable team is educated in a variety of therapies that will help you reduce pain by increasing your range of motion, strength and endurance, while promoting good posture. Spine Therapy combines physical therapy and education designed to promote total spine health.
Urinary Continence Training
Numerous medical conditions can affect your continence. It is a difficult condition to live with, but there are therapies that can help. Our treatment might include exercise for the pelvic floor muscles, diet and lifestyle changes, quieting techniques or electrical stimulation, which retrains muscles to work properly.
Seating and Wheeled Mobility Clinic
Mobility is important. That’s why we have a clinic dedicated to evaluating and fitting patients with custom manual and power wheelchairs, scooters and seating systems. All appointments require a prescription from a primary care physician. Prescriptions for scooter evaluations must come from a specialist such as an orthopaedic surgeon, a physiatrist, a rheumatologist or neurologist.
Community Reentry/Vocational Rehabilitation
When you have been sidelined be sever illness or injury, the community reentry program team can help you adjust to daily living. We work with our patients in everyday environment such as home, work, stores and school, in addition to hospital and clinic settings. Our comprehensive program includes memory and thinking aids, community-based skills (shopping, banking, etc.), job placement, follow-up services and creating strategies to deal with reduced functionality.
We want to help you stay safe on the road. Our driver assessment and rehabilitation program at Carle Therapy Services is designed to help doctors make recommendations to patients about their ability to drive. We develop a plan to bring your cognitive and physical skills to acceptable levels for safe driving and offer ongoing training to enable independent driving.
Occupational rehabilitation can help you return to work. We will assess your needs and then develop a plan to help you work with greater independence and safety. Carle Therapy Services also provides on-site training and ergonomic assessments for companies who want to foster wellness among their employees.
We believe that children with developmental disorders can have a bright future. We help our young patients reach their potential using a combination of physical, occupational, speech and developmental specialists for an emphasis on overall health. An RN coordinator helps with the scheduling and communication between the parents and therapists.
Dementia/Alzheimer's Occupational Therapy
Carle offers occupational services for dementia/Alzheimer’s patients in their homes. Our staff of trained professionals will evaluate and identify the patient’s cognitive and functional deficits in the home. Staff will then assist the patient and caregivers with strategies and training on self care activities, home safety and adaptations to the environments with assistive devices—improving the quality of life with compensatory strategies and support. This process is typically handled in a series of two to six home visits.