Rehabilitation Services

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At Sierra Valley, our focus is short-term rehabilitation. We work with patients to help him/her reach their highest level of functional ability.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy team works toward specific goals of achieving the patient’s highest functional level of independence. Physical therapy focuses on identifying and rehabilitating individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as minimizing the risk of future injury. Following evaluation, our experienced physical therapists develop an individualized treatment program. The goal is to achieve improved functionality.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Increasing strength and mobility
  • Increasing motor control for stroke patients
  • Improving coordination, balance and ambulation
  • Improving overall strength conditioning, range of motion and endurance
  • Managing pain
  • Teaching proper body mechanics to prevent injury
  • Promoting safety awareness for the well-being of the patient

Occupational Therapy

Our professional occupational therapists use task-directed activities in the treatment of our patients whose functional abilities, daily activities and independence have been impaired by illness, injury or aging.

Occupational therapy assists our patients in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with patients who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living. They assist patients with impaired vision and/or hearing to learn to function well in their environment.

Areas of treatment may include:

  • Functional independence: eating, bathing, toileting, homemaking, cooking
  • Maintenance of wellness: dressing and grooming
  • Prevention of further disability: assessment of the home setting and modifications, adaptive equipment
  • Increasing safety awareness

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help patients affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our professionals also work with patients suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.

Areas of treatment focus may include:

  • Improving speech and voice clarity
  • Increasing comprehension and verbal expression
  • Improving chewing and swallowing ability
  • Maximizing cognitive language skills: memory, problem solving, and abstract reasoning
  • Training in medication management
  • Patient and family/caregiver education and training for managing ongoing difficulties with communication, cognition, and swallowing