ACMH is one of the only facilities in the area that offers the availability of all three outpatient therapies - physical, occupational and speech therapy - in a single location!
Loss of function/ability can be devastating. It is important to know that services are available within your community which can assist in your recovery. ACMH provides services to patients/clients who have functional limitations, pain control impairments, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes. Our staff consists of caring, qualified individuals (many with advanced degrees and specialist certifications) in the Inpatient, Outpatient, Skilled Nursing and Acute Rehab Units.
Licensed physical therapists perform individualized assessments resulting in the design of a customized treatment program. Therapy is administered utilizing hands-on techniques combined with state-of-the-art equipment. Our goal is to return patients to their highest functional level by providing quality therapy in an environment that is friendly and supportive to patients and their families.
Specialized therapy is available for:
A customized treatment plan will be developed based on individualized assessments performed by our registered occupational therapists. The goal of occupational therapy is to improve a person’s functional ability to meet the basic demands of daily living. Adaptive equipment in simulated kitchen, laundry, bedroom and bathroom facilities are used for training purposes to assist in regaining those functions. Specialized therapy is available for stroke management, hand and wrist injuries, adaptive splinting and pediatric interventions.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
The purpose of pediatric occupational therapy is to assess the child’s development of skills for play, school performance, and activities of daily living. Therapy is conducted in an environment that fosters growth and development of each child’s individual needs. Areas that are addressed during therapy may include, but are not limited to:
Occupational therapy provides treatment to children with diagnoses including, but not limited to:
Adult and pediatric services are provided by licensed speech-language pathologists who are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Services include clinical evaluation and individualized treatment of communication and swallowing disorders associated with, but not limited to:
Specialized services are available including modified barium swallow studies, Vital-Stim Therapy, augmentative and alternative communication.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
The pediatric speech therapy program at ACMH provides comprehensive speech, language and feeding services to children of all ages. Individualized treatment plans are designed for each child’s specific need and implemented within a welcoming and fun environment. Our therapists are skilled in treating a diverse population including children with developmental delays, autism, apraxia and other neurogenic disorders.
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Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein rich fluid that causes chronic edema and changes in the skin and surrounding tissue. Common signs and symptoms include slow progressive onset of edema that occurs most often in the extremities, but can also be present in the face and trunk. The most common cause of lymphedema in the United States is due to treatment of cancers such as breast, uterine, cervical, ovarian and prostate cancer. Other causes include trauma, infection, obesity, and chronic venous insufficiency.
Treatment for lymphedema includes Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) followed by use of the most appropriate compression garmet upon completion of CDT. Complete decongestive therapy consists of a specialized massage also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, followed by compression bandaging, exercise and instruction in self care.
At ACMH, our goal for lymphedema treatment is to reduce fluid, restore motion, prevent infection such as cellulitis, and improve quality of life. We aim to make patients and their families as independent as possible in their lymphedema care. A therapist trained in lymphedema management will perform a comprehensive evaluation and help to determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient and family.
A stroke diagnosis can be life altering for the patient and for the patient’s family/caregivers. Here at ACMH, we strive to help our patients in achieving maximal functional recovery. We will work closely with the patient, family, and caregivers to help with equipment, social services, and recommendations for modifications in the home and functional routine to promote independence. The staff will also work together as a team to co-ordinate service delivery whether the patients are staying on our acute rehab floor or are following up as an out-patient. Each person is affected differently by their stroke symptoms and a plan will be made to address that unique experience.
An essential part of treatment planning is incorporating the patients’ and the families’ goals. We will use that information along with information gathered in the initial evaluation to address balance, cognition, dressing, eating, fine motor co-ordination, mobility and recreational activities.
How can someone get therapy services?
Outpatients should call or stop in to make an appointment (bring physician prescription).
How soon can someone get therapy services?
Outpatients can typically be scheduled for an appointment within 1-2 days or sooner as available.
What makes ACMH Rehabilitation Services different from other area rehab facilities?
ACMH Rehabilitation Services is one of the few local rehab departments where PT, OT and SLP may be provided in the same location. Additionally, as a hospital-based rehab department, emergency and other services are immediately available as needed.
For more information, please call 724-543-8145.