The Western New York Physical & Occupational Therapy Group offers both
Physical and Occupational therapy services for a multiple of diagnoses.
Your rehabilitation will involve the following three steps:
1. Comprehensive Patient Examination
The first step in the recovery process is a comprehensive patient examination. Upon receipt of your physician's referral, you will receive a personal and complete consultation with one of our highly skilled licensed physical or occupational therapists. Using a combination of special tests and measurements and dialogue with you, the therapist will be able to determine the limits of your injury or condition. Therapists develop treatment plans and goals tailored to your needs through data collected by testing of:
- Joint Range of Motion
- Ligamentous Integrity
The second step in the recovery process is physical and occupational therapy, alone or with aquatic therapy, helps increase overall strength, endurance, and cardiovascular capacity. Working closely with the WNY PT & OT staff, you will be able to learn how to recognize the physical limitations imposed by your injury and your treatment goals.
Our rehabilitation goal is for you to achieve your maximum level of function and learn how to avoid repeat injuries. Each patient is instructed in a customized home exercise program to assist in the maintenance of the progress gained during your treatments at our locations.
A wide variety of treatment techniques may aid in your recovery. These may include the following:
- Therapeutic Stretching & Strengthening Exercise
- Closed Chain Kinetic Activities
- Joint Mobilization and Range of Motion
- Cardiovascular Endurance Training
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
Modalities such as Ultrasound, Electrotherapy, Lumbar and Cervical Traction, Whirlpool Therapy, Iontophoresis, and Paraffin can be applied during treatments to provide pain relief and aid in your recovery.
Aquatic Therapy is available at our Weinberg Campus office.
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The third step in the recovery process is for our therapists to explain your injury so you understand what happened to your body and how physical and/or occupational therapy will aid in your recovery. Specific guidelines for your continued progress at home between treatments to help you return to your former level or surpass your current level of function will be provided throughout your rehabilitation.