Therapy Services can be your initial procedure, or, can be part of your recovery. It can be diagnostic, or it can be a treatment. Every therapy service is uniquely attuned to your individual needs, and your progress will be carefully monitored to ensure that you are progressing on your treatment plan.
Allied Services Rehabilitation offers a hospital-based, acute rehabilitation program at Moses Taylor Hospital, and treats patients who are rehabilitating from joint replacement surgery, stroke, and other neuromuscular conditions in a hospital setting, utilizing hospital resources, to meet each patient’s individual needs.
Physical therapy is a form of rehabilitation that improves a patient’s strength, walk, balance, range of motion and endurance. This is accomplished through passive and active exercise, massage, heat or cold therapy, and a variety of other techniques, including ultrasound. Muscular strength can often be restored, joints and muscles can be retrained to improve function, reducing pain and spasms. Performed as an inpatient or outpatient procedure, the physical therapy department has extended hours to accommodate your busy schedule.
Occupational therapy at Moses Taylor Hospital helps patients increase their independence with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Another segment of this program helps patients increase functional mobility when using everyday household items such as a bed, tub, chair or commode. Often times, occupational therapy is necessary after a serious physical illness, a stroke, or an accident.
Speech therapy provides evaluation and remediation of communication disorders as well as swallow function. Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, head trauma and degenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis frequently interfere with an individual’s ability to communicate. Speech therapists at Moses Taylor Hospital work with patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis to assist patients with speech and language difficulties, and swallowing impairment.
Stomal therapy at Moses Taylor Hospital provides care and education to patients who have had surgery to create an ostomy, an opening between the skin and the small intestine (ileostomy), colon (colostomy), or a urinary diversion for bladder cancer (urostomy). Depending on a patient’s diagnosis, an ostomy can be temporary or can be permanent.
Stomal therapists will help fit the patient with a pouch system, educate and train the patient in usage and care, and help find supply sources.
Respiratory therapy at Moses Taylor Hospital is the assessment and treatment of breathing disorders including chronic lung problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Respiratory therapists are specialists in airway management, mechanical ventilation, and acid-base balance. Respiratory therapists’ duties include the administration of oxygen and aerosolized drugs, insertion of arterial lines, management of tracheostomies, and the drawing and interpretation of arterial blood gas samples.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Moses Taylor Hospital is a multi-disciplinary service that meets the continual needs of each individual patient. The program provides each patient, through exercise and education, the opportunity to improve their quality of life, enhance awareness of their disease, and reduce and control symptoms. The patient process involves an initial sequence of testing, evaluation, education and breathing training, followed by a session of varied exercises, under the guidance of a respiratory therapist. The third component is a maintenance program of self-directed exercise, with the support of Moses Taylor Hospital staff.