Physical therapists are experts at treating movement and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Physical Therapists apply research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. Your physical therapist will examine you and develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Your physical therapist can also help you prevent loss of mobility and motion by developing a fitness- and wellness-oriented program tailored to your specific needs
Occupational Therapists work with many different types of patients including injured workers, children and older adults. Typically, an Occupational Therapist will combine clinical strengthening and stretching techniques in conjunction with simulated work and activities of daily living as part of the therapy process. These “real world” activities are used to better enable a patient to return to work and everyday life
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), often informally known as speech therapists, are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. They hold at least a master’s degree and state certification/licensure in the field, as well as a certificate of clinical competency from ASHA. By assessing the speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing skills of children and adults, speech-language pathologists can identify types of communication problems and the best way to treat them. SLPs treat problems in the areas of articulation; dysfluency; oral-motor, speech, and voice; and receptive and expressive language disorders.