Whether recovering from surgery or an injury, the highly respected therapists at the Weeks Rehabilitation Department focus on regaining independence and promoting well-being. The physical therapists at Weeks assess and treat musculoskeletal and neurological disorders with the primary goal of improving movement and function; expanding movement potential; and relieving pain.
Occupational therapists offer upper extremity treatments due to orthopedic and neurological diagnoses, and client/caregiver consultation regarding life tasks that are meaningful to the patient. Environmental factors are assessed and modified as needed.
The OT for COPD program is a comprehensive outpatient exercise and educational program specifically designed for patients with chronic lung disease. The goal of the program is to help patients with lung disease and breathing problems achieve a better and more enjoyable quality of life through exercise, education and support.
The speech therapists work with people who have difficulty talking, understanding language, swallowing, reading, writing and stuttering. Patient diagnoses include stroke, head injury, head and neck cancer, Parkinson’s, developmental disorders, and related disorders of communication and swallowing.
The Rehab team works with patients who have had hip and knee joint replacements. In the majority of cases, rehabilitation can be done in the very same hospital room ensuring continuity of care. Occupational therapists are also part of the rehabilitation process and review precautions with the patient related to everyday activities.