Therapy

Carson Tahoe has a full team of experienced medical professionals specializing in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We accept most insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and many others. Therapy services are offered at five convenient Northern Nevada locations.

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Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists work with patients to help decrease pain and improve strength, endurance, balance and range of motion. The techniques they teach can be incorporated at home for continued improvement.

Common diagnoses treated by physical therapists include, but are not limited to, the following:

•  Orthopedic injuries

•  Back and neck injuries

•  Sports injuries

•  Hand injuries

•  Joint Replacements

•  Hip fractures

•  Post-surgical conditions

•  Spinal dysfunction

•  Chronic pain

•  Stroke

•  Neurological disorders

•  Amputations

Treatment schedules are individualized and flexible, but are designed for a steady, rapid progression towards the patient’s goals. Treatments may include:

•  Specific goal-oriented exercises to restore motion and strength

•  Strengthening specific muscle groups to help restore fine motor and gross skills

•  Comprehensive home programs and patient education

•  Use of modalities to help restore joint motion and minimize pain and sensitivity

•  Pain management

•  Aquatic therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with patients to improve their coordination and fine motor activities. They help people manage the tasks that make up their daily lives and ease the frustration many feel when they can’t do things for themselves. Occupational therapists are concerned with helping people become cote self-sufficient, often by teaching them new ways to perform job and life tasks. They also teach people how to protect their muscles and joints and increase their strength and endurance.

Common diagnoses treated by occupational therapists include, but are not limited to, the following:

•  Stroke

•  Work-related injuries

•  Arthritis

•  Multiple Sclerosis

•  Spinal cord or brain injuries

•  Amputations

•  Hip and knee replacements

Treatment schedules are individualized and work towards the patient’s goals. Treatments may include:

•  Strengthening specific muscle groups to help restore fine motor and gross skills

•  Comprehensive evaluation of home and job environments to provide recommendations on modifications (ergonomic evaluations)

•  Assessment of work performance skills

•  Recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment

•  Education on injury prevention and energy conservation

•  Specific goal-oriented exercises to restore motion and strength

•  Comprehensive home programs and patient education

•  Prosthetic training

•  Driving Evaluations

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists work with patients with speech, swallowing, or cognitive problems following an illness or injury, and children/adolescents with speech problems. Speech-language pathologists are concerned with functional communication skills, safe oral feeding and swallowing, and education for patients and families on compensatory strategies and home programs.

Common diagnoses treated by speech-language pathologists include, but are not limited to, the following:

•  Aphasia

•  Multiple Sclerosis

•  Stuttering disorders

•  Brain Injury

•  Laryngeal Cancer

•  Cognitive deficits

•  Swallowing disorders

•  Tracheotomy

•  Stroke

•  Parkinson’s Disease

Comprehensive treatment plans are developed for individuals. Treatments may include:

•  Receptive language therapy (listening, reading)

•  Expressive language therapy (speaking, writing)

•  Speech production therapy

•  Pre-operative counseling and post-operative treatment

•  Voice therapy

•  Stuttering therapy

•  Cognitive therapy (memory, problem-solving, reasoning)

•  Assistive communication devices

•  Modified barium swallowing studies

•  Patient/family education

•  Exercises for strengthening and coordination of swallowing

 

    

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