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Therapeutic Services at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital

At Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, we’re committed to getting you back in tip-top shape! That’s why we offer therapeutic services with one single goal in mind — a complete recovery. Working together with your primary care doctor, we’ll create a therapy program specifically designed for your needs.

Our skilled therapists will get you back into daily living condition. Below, we’ll outline the three types of therapy we offer, explain the differences, and hopefully give you a clear idea of which one is right for you or a loved one!

Physical Therapy

Our highly skilled and certified physical therapists are movement experts who provide individualized treatment methods to help you attain your highest level of functioning possible. Through prescribed exercise, hands-on care and patient education, our therapists will improve your ability to move, reduce or manage pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

Physical therapists treat sports injuries, surgery patients, folks with a chronic medical condition, and more, including people recovering from:

  • Stroke
  • Balance (vestibular) problems
  • Bone and Joint (orthopedic) conditions
  • Back pain or injuries
  • Many other medical conditions

Like we mentioned before, our methods of therapeutic approach are designed specifically to your needs and include:

  • Ultrasound cryotherapy
  • Electric stimulation
  • Phonophoresis iontophoresis
  • Paraffin bath
  • Anodyne therapy (a diabetic treatment)

If you need to make moves to get back in motion, call to schedule an appointment for physical therapy. (904) 593-4034 ext. 2243

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy, also known as OT, helps people of all ages with physical, sensory or cognitive problems get back to their standard of daily living and work with the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Our caring, highly professional team of therapists will focus on both your physical and mental health and after an evaluation, create a program designed exactly for your needs.

Our occupational therapists are specially trained to help with a variety of health issues ranging from loss of strength or motion, to coordination of the hands and arms, to low vision, to things like guidance on daily living activities (dressing, bathing, etc.) and even education and training for other people in the patient’s life, like family members and caregivers. Some of these therapies include:

  • Static splinting
  • Hand and elbow rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation for stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and many others
  • Orthopedic therapy, which may include training for adaptive equipment and upper extremity strengthening
  • Arthritis education for hands
  • Geriatric therapy

If you or a loved one may benefit from occupational therapy, please contact us for an evaluation by calling (904) 593-4034 ext. 2243

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology is the study and treatment of human communication and its disorders. Our highly-skilled, extremely compassionate speech pathologists evaluate, diagnose and treat speech, language and swallowing disorders in folks of all ages — from infants to the elderly.

They’ll work with you to create a specifically-designed therapy process that maximizes your quality of life through improved communication. Speech therapy for adults includes treatment for:

  • Cognitive issues after stroke or head injury
  • Aphasia (trouble understanding and/or expressing language
  • Motor speech disorders (from Parkinson’s, ALS, MS, stroke or injury)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • VitalStim Certified

Our speech therapy programs for children and adolescents (ages 5-18) include treatment for:

  • Language disorders or delays
  • Speech disorders
  • Social communication disorders

Our therapists always bring compassion and consider your mental health when giving treatment. We’ll make sure to not only maximize your quality of life but do so in a comforting, caring and understanding way. To schedule an appointment for speech therapy, please call (904) 593-4034 ext. 2243