Rehab Therapy Resources for Families

Our team of rehabilitation professionals offers a full range of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services. We are available to answer any questions you might have about the role of rehab therapy in maintaining or improving independence, mobility, overall functioning, and quality of life. For more information, please contact the Encore Rehabilitation corporate office at (248) 865-1177.

Below are some explanations of how our services can make a difference.

Physical Therapy

  • Exercises which enhance activity tolerance and overall function
  • Exercises and techniques which re-educate muscles, normalize muscle tone, and enhance strength and movement in arms, legs, back, and neck
  • Activities which improve balance and coordination
  • Training in the use of walkers, canes, wheelchairs, and other adaptive equipment
  • Training in the use of prostheses (artificial limbs) and orthoses (support braces)
  • Fitting of splints and other supportive devices to help prevent further contractures
  • Joint mobilization techniques which enhance movement, reduce pain, and improve range of motion

Occupational Therapy

  • Training which improves ability to complete daily tasks
  • Fitting of customized splints to improve hand function
  • Exercises which build strength and activity tolerance
  • Techniques which help compensate for vision and memory loss
  • Education for facilities and families on ways to prevent further problems which could result from a patient’s injury or condition
  • Recommendation of equipment for the facility or home that can assist in the completion of tasks such as dressing, bathing, and meal preparation
  • Suggestions for facility or home modifications that can improve safety
  • Training in energy conservation techniques such as pacing, breathing, and use of adaptive equipment which can improve overall functioning in daily living activities

Both Physical and Occupational Therapists are provided with physical agent modalities. These modalities provide numerous benefits:

  • Use of electrical stimulation for pain management, spasticity management, and muscle re-education
  • Ultrasound treatments used for deep heating to facilitate the relaxation of contractures and accelerate the healing of soft tissue
  • Use of shortwave diathermy to increase the extensibility of collagen tissue, reduce inflammation, and increase local blood flow to decrease pain
  • Extensive education and training for facilities and families/caregivers

Encore Rehabilitation therapists also receive extensive training and clinical support in these areas:

  • Complex Wounds, Edema, Chronic Pain, Contractures, Incontinence, Falls Prevention, and Muscle Re-education

Speech Therapy

  • Restoration and improvement of cognition and communication skills and abilities with attention, perception, concentration, orientation, memory, problem-solving, reasoning, information processing, and orientation
  • Techniques which ensure safe swallowing, eating, drinking, and talking
  • Assistance with vocal quality, pitch, and loudness following injuries such as stroke, brain injury or neurological changes
  • Improvement of articulation, voice, fluency, rhythm, and rate following a stroke, brain injury or damage to parts of the nervous system related to speech
  • Treatment of language disorders resulting from damage from stroke, brain injury, brain tumor or other neurological changes to the language centers of the brain