Sandpiper Post-Acute is unique in that we have our own certified in-house therapy team. Our in-house therapy team allows us to provide personalized therapy services to all of our patients as often as they are prescribed by a Physician.
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- VitalStim Therapy Certified
- Geriatric Specialist Physical Therapy
Our physical therapy team works toward specific goals of achieving the resident’s highest functional level of independence. Physical therapy focuses on the identification and rehabilitation of individuals with physical impairment and pain, as well as future injury prevention. Following an evaluation, our experienced physical therapists develop an individualized treatment program. The goal is to achieve safety in a variety of areas.
Our professional occupational therapists use task-directed activities in the treatment of our residents whose functional abilities, daily activities, and independence have been impaired by illness, injury, or aging.
Occupational therapy assists our residents in adapting to their social and physical environment by mastering tasks essential for daily living. Our occupational therapists may work with residents who have debilitating arthritic conditions or those with difficulty bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living. They assist residents with impaired vision and/or hearing to function well in their environment.
Our speech therapists provide a range of interventions to assess and help restore abilities in the areas of communication, swallowing, and cognition. Treatment programs are designed to help residents affected by stroke, brain injury, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Our professionals also work with residents suffering from hearing impairment, respiratory illnesses, and complex medical conditions.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Our skilled therapists will work with patients suffering from diabetes. By providing education and diabetes management, patients can thrive in learning how to deal with and live with diabetes. This nutrition-based treatment is provided by a registered dietitian to provide the best quality nutrition therapy to aid in healing and keep the patients’ diabetes under control.
VitalStim Therapy Certified
Only therapists that are VitalStim-Certified may provide VitalStim therapy to our patients. This therapy provides patients with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation to stimulate motor nerves and muscles responsible for swallowing. This will help those who suffer from difficulty swallowing.
Geriatric Specialist Physical Therapy
Our geriatric specialist is a physical therapist who provides expert care in assessing and managing conditions that affect our seniors such as arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and joint soreness and stiffness. Our goal is to treat our patients to get them back to their highest level of function.