Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy

Learning to walk again after a brain injury is one of the most crucial goals of rehabilitation. Success is renowned for its Physical Therapy program, which is focused on regaining ambulation and balance to enhance a patient’s return to a meaningful life. The program is tailored to each client'ss injury, capability, and potential. Trained therapists utilize technology and clinical practices to maximize client abilities. This comprehensive approach is designed to enhance our patients’ functionality at home or at our program. 

Analyzing physical and cognitive deficits is a crucial first step. Clients are assessed on transferring, sitting balance, reaching, lifting, wheelchair mobility, performance on stairs, and basic household mobility. The physical therapist then develops a treatment plan focused on independence. Success's daily structure and interdisciplinary approach also include home programs to maximize clinical progress. Physical therapy covers many skills and includes:

  • Functional mobility training & therapeutic exercise.

  • Gait and balance training

  • Vestibular and concussion rehabilitation

  • Spasticity management

  • Equipment prescription

  • Equestrian

  • Lower extremity function and neuromuscular re-education

Occupational Therapy

At Success Rehabilitation, occupational therapists incorporate a holistic approach to treatment, addressing a spectrum of issues. These include physical dysfunction, visual impairments, and help with self-care, home care, sleep, leisure, and work. Because brain injury can result in complex deficits, Success takes a multifaceted approach to treating the complexities associated with those deficits. Services include manual therapy for physical impairments, exercises and activities, motor performance training, recommendations for environmental adaptations, and training for home programs. Therapists collaborate with physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, educational therapists, and counselors to help patients remediate skills or incorporate adaptations to improve their quality of life. New skills can encompass: one-handed techniques for cooking, referencing memory aids, adjusting car settings to promote safety, or implementing a modified work or school schedule. Occupational therapists provide evaluations and treatments to improve function in daily life activities, our treatment focuses on:

  • Equipment prescription

  • Visual-perceptual and functional cognitive training

  • Activities of daily living (ADLs)

  • Upper extremity function and neuromuscular re-education

  • Spasticity management

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Speech-Language Pathology

Speech and cognitive deficits are among the most devastating realities that survivors of brain injury face. Without the ability to think and communicate, the goal of independent living is imperiled. Cognitive deficits such as decreased memory, poor concentration, and an inability to solve problems also impact an individual’s ability to return to school or work or complete the most basic activities of daily living. Some individuals may also have difficulty with basic skills like swallowing, forming words, or using their voice. Our intensive therapies focus on restoring communication and cognition essential for safety, returning to work or school, and community reintegration. 

  • Expressive communication

  • Receptive communication

  • Awareness and use of non-verbal communications

  • Dysphagia evaluation & treatment

  • Caregiver training

  • Strategies to improve intelligibility

  • Cognitive-linguistic skills

  • Memory

  • Organization

  • Problem-solving

  • Planning

  • Functional strategies to improve integration

Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy

Among all the disruptions inherent in brain injury, cognitive functioning is one of the most devastating. The simple task of remembering vital information is a struggle for many patients. Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) at Success emphasizes independence in every therapeutic module and exercise, building skills that restore the rhythm of living across the following domains:
 

  • Attention Skills

  • Executive Functioning Skills

  • Memory Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Visuospatial Skills

  • Problem Solving Skills

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Expert Physiatry Network

At Success Rehabilitation, we have cultivated numerous relationships with physiatrists known to our team and treatment model. We are proud to work with the physiatrists at Moss Rehab, Elkins Park, for initial PM&R evaluations for a selection of our clients.