Presbyterian rehabilitation services offer a wide range of rehab and fitness programs to help restore or maximize function. Our rehab team can provide services to help you regain strength and mobility after surgery, an accident or a long-term illness. The team can help create a rehab plan for patients who have a chronic illness or who have undergone surgery or treatment which has decreased their strength. Our rehabilitation services also encompass helping members achieve fitness goals, continue to maintain their activities of daily living after completing a formal rehab program, and make smart lifestyle decisions to improve their overall wellness and well-being.
Does Presbyterian rehabilitation services only provide rehab?
Our rehabilitation locations throughout the state can provide not only an extensive selection of rehab services, but many locations also provide fitness services that include exercise classes, disease management classes for chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, aquatic exercise classes, flexibility and strengthening classes and access to exercise equipment such as treadmills, stationary bikes, indoor walking tracks and more.
Do I need a referral from my healthcare provider to receive rehabilitation services?
While your provider may provide you with a referral for a specific diagnosis, many insurance plans will now allow patients to be seen in physical therapy or occupational therapy without a referral from their provider. If you are currently under the care of a healthcare provider and wish to self-refer for one of our therapy programs, please contact the location for further information and to find out if you qualify. If you are interested in one of the fitness programs, please choose a convenient location to find out which services are available at each facility.
What is the difference between physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT)?
Physical therapy (or PT) focuses on helping patients regain mobility, strength and function. Physical therapists will use variety of exercises, stretches, and weight training. For example, a patient who has undergone knee replacement surgery will work with their physical therapist to strengthen the knee and increase range of movement in the knee joint. This can help them move more easily with less pain and discomfort.
Occupational therapy (or OT) focuses on helping patients perform daily activities more easily. Occupational therapists will often provide a combination of exercises to help improve your motor skills, as well as suggest ways to make your home environment work better within your limitations. For example, an occupational therapist may work with a patient who has suffered a stroke to help them re-learn daily tasks such as using a fork and knife, as well as provide a home assessment for the installation of safety features like a grab bar in the shower.