There are three types of therapy that your doctor may order. Depending on your situation, you could receive all of them in coordination with each other or just physical, occupational or speech therapy alone.

Physical Therapy

The goal of Physical Therapy is to help you improve your strength, flexibility, balance and coordination, which in turn will help you to:

» Get in and out of bed or a chair
» Walk on level ground and navigate stairs and curbs
» Use a can or walker safely and effectively
» Improve your posture and balance
» Conserve your energy and limit strain on joints and muscles
» Learn about fall prevention and exercise programs

Occupational Therapy

The goal of Occupational Therapy is to help you regain the ability to perform everyday activities independently, such as eating, dressing, bathing, preparing a meal or enjoying your favorite hobby. Your Occupational Therapist will help you to:

» Adapt your day-to-day routine to meet your abilities
» Improve fine motor skills so that buttoning a shirt, putting on shoes or cutting food becomes easier
» Live safely and comfortably in your own home

Speech Therapy

The goal of Speech Therapy is to regain and strengthen your speech and/or language skills and in some cases, improve your ability to eat and swallow. Strokes, certain developmental delays, neuromuscular diseases and neurological disorders can all affect your communication, language and your ability to eat safely. Your Speech Therapist will develop a program with strategies designed specifically for you.