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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy helps patients in all phases of healing, from initial diagnosis through the restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Physical therapy may be a standalone option, or it may support other treatments. A common question we receive is, “How can physical therapy help my loved one in a nursing home?” Our goal at Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is evaluate and treat abnormal physical function to help regain or maintain as much independent function as possible. As your loved one ages, they’ll often deal with arising age-related physical limitations, such as loss of mobility and muscle strength. That’s where physical therapy comes in. It will not only boost your loved one’s physical strength, but it will also improve their overall well-being and mental health.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a program of exercises and functional skill training designed to restore strength and mobility, re-condition muscles to work, and teach residents how to manage and recover from a disability. Here, at Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, your loved one will receive individualized physical therapies that are goal-oriented. We’ll help your loved one continue to stay active while boosting and maintain their health.

How does Shaker Place Physical Therapists help my loved one?

Our excellent staff works simultaneously to help your loved one stay active and independent. Together, our physicians and other care providers create a comprehensive regimen to help residents recover from injury or illness, restore function, and regain their independence.

Using a range of traditional and advanced therapies, our team uses various physical therapy methods and equipment to accelerate recovery. Some of our specialized equipment includes the following:

⦁ KORE balance machines for testing and treatment.
⦁ NuStep cross-training machines that are wheelchair accessible for working the upper and lower extremities.
⦁ sit-to-stand machines to foster strength and balance and power parallel bars.
⦁ Modalities for the treatment of soft tissue injuries such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound and laser are also available.

What kind of training does our team have?

Our skilled physical therapists have advanced training to ensure the health and safety of your loved one. Specifically, they have specialized training in the following areas:

⦁ geriatric exercise
⦁ balance and fall prevention
⦁ vestibular rehabilitation
⦁ lymphedema management
⦁ massage
⦁ manual therapy

Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is privileged to employ extremely qualified physical therapists. Our physical therapy team uses their advanced training and skill to ensure our residents continue to boost and maintain their health.

Contact us for more information or take a virtual tour of our facility!