Rehabilitation

At Clearwater Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy are available in an inpatient setting. The medical director leads the team in developing an individualized treatment program designed to help achieve optimal independence and to prevent further decline in function.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy services enable individuals to restore and/or achieve optimal movement and function and to relieve pain. Through evaluation and treatment programs, the physical therapist can treat persons with a variety of ailments, including:

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Balance/gait disorders
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Other orthopedic/athletic injuries
  • Treatment following joint replacement surgery

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy services enable individuals to achieve independence in their lives despite their disabilities. The occupational therapist facilitates, promotes, maintains and enhances performance in activities of daily living skills, regardless of a resident’s physical, developmental, social and emotional problems. Services include:

  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Retraining in daily living activities
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Wheelchair management

Speech and Language Pathology and Swallowing Management

Led by our full-time speech therapist, these services enable individuals to maximize functional speech, language, cognition and swallowing skills. Services are provided to residents of all ages who have a range of diagnoses, such as:

  • Motor speech disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Swallowing disorders

Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our Cardiovascular Pulmonary Program follows the guidelines of the American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Our outcomes for successful patient care are tracked and documented in three major domains:  behavioral, clinical and health. This program serves those who have a range of lung and heart diseases, including:

  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease