A construction worker with an injured back…an individual with arthritis…an infant or child with a disability…an athlete…a person who has suffered an acquired brain injury or a stroke...a diverse group of people, yet they can all in some way benefit from the Therapy Services Department at Union County Hospital.
The Therapy staff at Union County Hospital take a professional approach to meeting an individual's health needs and wants, whether a patient's goal is walking independently, breaking a one-mile run record, or being more independent with taking care of basic needs, or returning to work after an injury.
For people with health problems resulting from an injury or disease, the Union County Hospital Therapy staff can aid in the recovery process. The staff can help in making them stronger, relieving their pain, and helping them to regain use of an affected limb or to relearn activities of daily living, such as walking, dressing, communicating, or bathing.
Another role of the Therapy staff is keeping people well and safe from injury. We do this by teaching people the importance of fitness and showing patients how to avoid hurting their bodies at work or play. By designing and supervising individualized conditioning programs, we promote optimal physical performance and enable health-conscious people to increase overall fitness level and muscular strength and endurance.
There are many methods of therapy that are available to aid in a patient's recovery. The Physical/Occupational Therapist will evaluate your injury and design and supervise an individualized conditioning program to meet your specific needs. These methods of therapy may include:
The Speech Therapist will evaluate your communication, cognitive, and/or swallowing needs and will design and administer an individualized therapeutic program to meet your specific needs. The areas of specialty include: