Our Programs
Low Vision Program

This therapeutic program is designed to patients with low vision diagnosis. It helps patients
to live independent and meaningful  lives.

Our Occupational therapist can :

  • Evaluate a person's environment at work and at home to determine how it can be altered to make the
    most out of a person's remaining vision.
  • Help a person identify items used everyday that need to "stand out" (provide a contrast) by marking
    them with bright colors so they can easily be found.
  • Increase lighting so objects can be seen easily. In addition to providing extra light to items,
    Occupational Therapists can identify areas that could be dangerous if not well lit, such as stairwells,
    kitchens, and spaces with area rugs.
  • Reduce clutter in rooms to increase safety by removing items from counter tops, table tops and floors.
  • Educate a person on how to compensate for vision loss by using other senses, such as touch,
    hearing and smell.
  • Recommend and train a person to use assistive devices that can aid in completing daily activities
    such as magnifiers, audio equipment, and voice-activated computers.
Complete Decongestive Therapy
                                                                                            
CDT is the most successful treatment for  
chronic extremity lymphedema and other
related conditions respond extremely well
to this gentle non-invasive and highly
effective therapy. EDT is sometimes
referred to as Complete Decongestive
Physiotherapy.  

CDT consist of the following four steps:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) - MLD is a
    very gentle manual treatment  which improves
    the function of the lymphatic system
    throughout the body by rerouting the lymph
    flow around blocked areas into healthy lymph
    vessels which drain into the venous
    circulation.
  • Compression Therapy - Compression
    Therapy through the use of multi-layered
    bandages and compression garments are
    utilized to prevent the re-accumulation of
    evacuated edema fluid.
  • Exercises - Remedial exercises are
    performed to further reduce edema by
    activating the muscle and joint pumps of the
    swollen limb.
  • Skin Care - Skin care and general hygiene
    are taught to eliminate bacterial and fungal
    growth which can cause attacks of cellulitis or
    erysipelas.
Urinary Incontinence/Bladder Control Program

Specially trained Physical Therapist work with
you on an individual basis to help you regain
bladder control.

Components of the Program includes:

  • Simple, effective exercises to help        
    strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.         
    Theses exercises, which can be done at    
    home, play a major role in the success of   
    the program.
  • State of the art modality ( a painless non-  
    invasive equipment to strengthen the        
    pelvic floor muscles).
  • Education on life style changes to           
    decrease bladder irritability.  
  • Keeping a bladder diary to aid in re-
    training.
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques.

Physical Therapist involved with this program
have worked with men and women of all ages.
Sensitive, well informed and appropriately
trained, they empower individuals with
knowledge and skills needed to effectively
safe manage the problems.

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