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Types of Therapies

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession with an established scientific base and widespread clinical application in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function.

Physical Therapists:

  • Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities
  • Restore, maintain and promote not only optimal physical function, but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
  • Prevent the onset, symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions or injuries

Our physical therapists work closely with patients and families to develop a personalized treatment plan to promote functional improvement and return to activities of life.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy concentrates on helping people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities or occupations. They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, socially or emotionally disabling.

Occupational Therapists:

  • Perform an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person's dysfunction, treatment plan and goals.
  • Provide customized interventions to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals.
  • Develops an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or makes changes to the intervention plan.

Occupational therapists have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, a cleft palate, cerebral palsy or emotional problems. Our program includes a specially trained SPEAK OUT! provider, one of only two in the state of Maryland. The Parkinson Voice Project developed the SPEAK OUT! certification program to help individuals with Parkinson's regain and maintain their speaking skills.

Speech Therapists:

  • Work closely with patients and families to develop a personalized treatment plan to facilitate recovery and help patients improve or regain speaking ability.
  • Work with the individual to improve comprehension and memory skills, problem solving, ability to swallow and the ability to speak clearly.
  • Help patients improve or regain functional language, communication, cognition and/or swallowing skills so as to be more successful in the home, classroom or work and the community.

Aquatic Therapy

Using aquatic therapy, patients can often begin to exercise in the pool before they can do so on land. Aquatic therapists provide specific pool programs for each patient in our heated 20'x40' pool.

Arthritis Aquatics
This class is offered in a group setting with an instructor certified by the Arthritis Foundation. A slow pace and warm water are used to promote flexibility and mobility. This class does not include cardiovascular or strength training.

Maintenance Swim
Our maintenance swim times are offered for those who wish to exercise and relax in the warm pool independently. Lifeguards are on duty at all times and equipment is available. Call 301-714-4025 or 4029 for member rates and schedule.

Massage Therapy

As one of the oldest healing arts, it is no surprise that more people are finding out how beneficial it is to add massage therapy to their healthcare regimen. Studies show that nearly 90 percent of disease is stress related. We all have pressure and anxiety in our lives, and while we cannot eliminate stress completely, it can be managed with massage.

Massage therapy can:

  • Increased circulation
  • Increased immune system
  • Increased energy level
  • Decreased stress
  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased blood pressure in cases of hypertension
  • Enhanced sleep quality

The benefits of massage increase with frequency and should be treated as an investment in your health. You do not have to be a former or present patient to receive massage therapy. Massage therapy is offered at TRC with a licensed massage therapist. For pricing and appointment information, call 301-714-4025. Gift certificates are also available.

11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
TDD: 1-800-735-2258
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