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Therapies

Click on the therapy types below for more information on each, including some common conditions or ailments treated by each discipline. Aspirus also has locations that offer inpatient rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy

Aspirus physical therapy services can help you or a loved one recover from injury or surgery.

Physical therapy is often required following surgery or injuries to joints and related structures in the shoulder, hip, knee, elbow and ankle. Physical therapy can help you regain strength, stability and range-of-motion and return to normal activities.

Our physical therapists work with patients of all ages and tailor all our treatments and therapies to each individual's personal needs and work toward the goals you set so you can get back to doing the activities that are important to you.

Physical Therapy services vary by location, but some common conditions treated by physical therapists include:

  • Arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Balance problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Conditions requiring aquatic therapy
  • Hip, knee, ankle & foot problems
  • Neck and back pain
  • Neurological conditions such as strokes
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and muscle strains
  • Total joint replacements
  • Vertigo
  • Women's health/bowel and bladder incontinence
  • Workplace injuries

Occupational Therapy

Skilled therapy assessment and interventions focused on making every day “occupations” safe, independent, and pain-free.

Occupational therapy provides treatment to all age groups, from infants to the elderly and can be provided in the home, a hospital, outpatient clinic, school, or a company.

Occupational therapy helps individuals achieve their highest level of independence in activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, education, work, leisure, play, social participation, and sleep/rest.  Examples of these activities include but are not limited to:

  • Bathing/Grooming
  • Feeding/Eating
  • Work Tasks
  • Writing
  • Dressing
  • Cleaning
  • Driving
  • Cooking

Achieving full independence might include the use of adaptive equipment or modifications to one’s environment or specific activity. Occupational Services and Patient diagnoses that can include but are not limited to:

  • Neurological – Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Deconditioned/Weakness
  • Upper Extremity Orthopedics – Arthritis, Fractures, Tendonitis, and Nerve injuries from the shoulder to the hand.
  • Joint Replacements –  Hip, knee, and shoulder
  • Lymphedema – Chronic edema or cancer related edema
  • Oncology – Breast Cancer
  • Pediatrics – Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Sensory Disorders
  • Stress/Anxiety Management
  • Clinic Based Driving Evaluations
  • Worker Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention
  • Ergonomic Consultation
  • Work Conditioning Programs

Speech & Language Therapy

Aspirus speech and language therapists work with people of all ages who have difficulty swallowing or various levels of speech, language and communication problems, such as:

  • Speech Sound Production
  • Articulation, Apraxia of speech, Dysarthria, Ataxia, Dyskinesia
  • Resonance
  • Hypernasality, Hyponasality
  • Voice
  • Phonation quality, Pitch, Loudness, Respiration
  • Fluency
  • Stuttering, Cluttering
  • Language (comprehension & expression)
  • Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics
  • Pragmatics (language use, social aspects of communication)
  • Literacy
  • Prelinguistic communication (e.g., joint attention, intentionality, communicative signaling)
  • Paralinguistic communication
  • Cognition
  • Attention, Memory, Sequencing, Problem solving, Executive functioning
  • Feeding and Swallowing
  • Oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal Orofacial myology (including tongue thrust)
  • Oral-motor functions

Massage Therapy

Massage has been used for thousands of years as a way to sooth and heal. It can offer you respite and provide you relief from stress that can have a negative impact on your health. Massage techniques available address your special health and physical needs include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Muscle Release Techniquesm
  • Chair Massage
  • Cancer Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Mastectomy Massage

Sessions range from 15 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on your needs, and payment is expected in full at the time of service.

Medical referrals are accepted for select services and some insurance plans and flexible spending accounts may offer coverage for massage therapy. To determine if you have health benefits for this service, please contact your insurance provider.

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