At Westminster Health Care Center, our restorative nursing and rehabilitation team is made up of registered nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. All of these members of our rehabilitation team work together to promote independence, provide safety education, and help each resident attain their highest functional ability.
Our physical therapists are highly trained to diagnose and treat movement dysfunction with the use of physical and mechanical methods. These methods may include exercise, manual therapy, and various modalities.
- Mobility training
- Exercise to increase strength, range of motion, and endurance
- Balance facilitation to assist in fall prevention
- Modalities to address pain management
- Facilitating proper body mechanics to assist in preventing future injury
- Promoting safety awareness
Our occupational therapists treat those whose functional abilities have been impaired by illness, injury, or aging. They work with residents to encourage independence and improvement in activities required for daily life.
Areas of treatment within occupational therapy may include functional independence, maintenance of wellness, prevention of further disabilities, or increasing safety awareness.
Speech and Language Therapy
Our speech pathologists make individualized plans with residents to improve areas of chewing, swallowing, communication, fluency, and cognitive communication impairments. Our speech and language pathologists most often treat those affected by stroke, brain injury, and dementia.