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Rehab Therapy

Rehab Services

Our physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists work closely with patients recovering from a variety of illnesses or injuries, orthopedic or cardiac surgery, neurological disorders, and many other types of health problems to help them achieve their maximum level of functioning.

Rehab Services

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy helps people develop, maintain and restore movement and functional ability when they are threatened by injury, disease or the process of aging.  It is one component of the comprehensive rehab therapy services offered in patient's homes when prescribed by a doctor. VNA of Care New England's highly skilled physical therapists help patients restore movement and function, ease pain, and increase strength and mobility. Using a wide range of techniques, they work in the patient's home to evaluate and treat problems with moving, balance, strength, and conditioning.


Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy helps people develop, maintain and restore the skills they need to handle activities of daily living.
» In-home occupational therapy services
» Occupational therapy at home after a joint replacement
 

Speech Therapy
Speech Therapy helps people with communication skills, swallowing and other upper aerodigestive disorders.
» In-home speech therapy services
» How speech therapy can improve speech after a stroke

Joint Replacement
Your doctor may suggest replacing a damaged joint to relieve pain and move and feel better. Joints that can be replaced include the hips, knees, shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows. Hips and knees are the joints most often replaced.
» Thinking about knee replacement?
» Thinking about hip replacement?

Falls Prevention
Falls and fall-related injuries are among the most serious and common health problems experienced by adults age 70 and older. They often result in hip fractures, head injuries and even death. In many cases, older persons who have fallen are unable to completely recover and their overall health deteriorates.
» Steady Strides Falls Prevention program
» Facts about falls
» Article:  Tips Help Seniors Find Footing After Falls
Regaining Skills after a Stroke
Patient Story
: Marie
When Marie turned 60, she meant to start a healthier lifestyle. She was severely overweight and had a history of high blood pressure, and her doctor and family were concerned about her health.
» Read this patient story
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Joint Replacement Doesn't Slow Him Down
Patient Story
: Rick
As an avid marathoner, Rick had pounded his knees for more than 25 years. Racquetball, skiing and walking 18 holes on golf courses also added to the stress on his joints.
» Read this patient story
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Scientific Support

In a scientific statement by the American Heart Association (AHA), doctors are cautioned to change their approach to prescribing pain relievers for patients at risk of heart disease and to begin with physical therapy and other non-pharmacological treatments.

Rehabilitation 

Boomeritis

Baby boomers, beware. If you ignore your aging body while exercising, you run a high risk of suffering an injury.

Concerns for Baby Boomers
• What makes Boomers injury-prone?
• How can Boomers avoid injuries?
» Get to know your aging body

Stroke Prevention

Every year in America, more than 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke, making it the third leading cause of disability and death in this country.

   Stroke prevention guidelines:
   • Know your blood pressure
   • Find out if you have atrial fibrillation
   • If you smoke, stop
   • If you drink alcohol, do so in
     moderation
   • Find out if you have high cholesterol
   • Exercise
   • Enjoy a lower sodium (salt) diet
   • Start a lower fat diet
» Learn how Rehab Therapy can help

Resources

» Anodyne Therapy
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» Lifeline Emergency Response System
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» Patient Stories

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