Physical Therapy (PT) provides for the expert examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect your ability to function as well as you want in your daily life. Physical therapists specialize in muscle development and motor coordination. Physical therapists assist patients in regaining strength and mobility after surgery or an extended illness. PT management commonly includes prescription of specific exercises, manual therapy, gait, balance training, prosthetic or orthotic training, education and other interventions.
Specialized RehabilitationOccupational Therapy, (OT), employs various therapeutic strategies to help you achieve or regain a higher level of personal independence with everyday tasks necessary to function in the community and in our chosen environments. At BayView our OT’s use careful analysis of physical, environmental, psychosocial, mental and cultural factors to identify barriers to everyday activities. We will offer comprehensive evaluations of your home, make recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use and provide guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Our therapists believe it is important to focus on adapting the environment to fit the patient and that the patient is an integral part of the therapy team.
Speech Language Pathology (SLP) also known as speech therapists or speech clinicians, work with conditions related to communication and swallowing. Speech Language Pathologists address the individual needs of patients diagnosed with a wide spectrum of disorders resulting from stroke, brain injury or other neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS.
Our therapist utilizes a variety of retraining and compensatory techniques designed to treat and manage a variety of swallowing, inhaling without choking, speech, voice, language and cognitive disorders. Diagnoses and treatments can include patients who have trouble making sounds related to speech, those who cannot produce clear and understandable words, those who have trouble communicating with language.