Rehabilitation Services - Pacific Palms Healthcare

Rehabilitation Services

Pacific Palms exercise room

At Pacific Palms, 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 and Language Pathology

Our speech and language therapists work with patients affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, or those suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and other complex medical conditions. The speech therapy program is designed to improve speech, increase comprehension and verbal expression, improve chewing and swallowing, and maximize cognitive skills.