Arbor Springs Health and Rehab Center

Short Term Therapy

The Rehab Center at Arbor Springs partners with Champion for all of our therapy services. Champion works to provide the absolute best in physical, speech and occupational therapy for our short term rehab patients as well as our long term care residents.

physical therapy

Physical Therapy...Promoting Mobility. Physical Therapists concentrate on improving strength, mobility, balance, coordination, endurance, and pain management.  They teach residents skilled techniques to improve abilities for walking, climbing stairs, and increasing physical stamina.  This training may include the use of ambulation devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and other equipment.  Physical Therapists also assess the need for specialized braces or other apparatuses that may be required to improve self-reliance or improve safety.  Treatment modalities used by a Physical Therapist include hot and cold applications, muscular stimulation, therapeutic exercise, ultrasound, hydro therapy, and other techniques to ease pain and treat wounds, including pressure sores.

occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy...Promoting Independent Living Activities. Occupational Therapists retrain residents in self care skills like feeding, dressing, bathing, and grooming.  They use graded activities, safety training, and other compensatory techniques to improve activities of daily living.  Occupational Therapists are specialists in recommending adaptive equipment and other environmental changes to help the resident function safely.  They also use splints and positioning devices to correct deformities and increase function.  Pain management is also part of occupational therapy treatment programs.  Occupational Therapists instruct residents in ways to reduce pain, conserve energy, and increase endurance. The planning goals of an Occupational Therapist are to improve motor, sensory, and perceptual and cognitive abilities.  For patients who are returning home, an Occupational Therapist may provide an evaluation of the home environment and make recommendations to improve the resident's transition.

speech language pathology

Speech-Language Pathology:  Restoring Communication and Swallowing. Speech-Language Pathologists assist residents with all aspects of communication.  In a nursing facility, the primary focus for the Speech-Language Pathologist is to return the resident to the highest potential of communication for his/her environment.  Treatment strategies involve teaching compensatory techniques to improve swallowing, speaking, listening, reading and writing comprehension, language interpretation, and expression skills.  These strategies can help a resident improve his/her ability to receive and process information as it relates to activities of daily living.  In addition, Speech-Language Pathologists work with residents who are experiencing swallowing difficulties.  A Speech-Language Pathologist can also provide consultation to patients who experience frustration in their decreased ability to express themselves and when appropriate, make recommendations for augmentative and alternative communication systems.