Physical therapy at Houston Northwest is designed to help you achieve optimal function and improve your quality of life. It addresses orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions that may be affecting your mobility and strength. Together with a licensed therapist you’ll develop a program based on your individual needs.
Activities are designed to improve:
- range of motion
- muscle strength
If you’re undergoing surgery, you may also benefit from physical therapy, both before and after surgery.
Those in need of wound care are also candidates for therapeutic intervention.
Balance training is designed to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of balance disorders. Balance equipment allows a physical therapist to provide personalized training designed to challenge a patient's neuromuscular system in a effort to minimize disability and enhance functional performance. Balance training incorporates both range-of-motion and weight shift exercises to help decrease the risk of falls.
The balance system may be used for patients with a number of common conditions:
- Fall risk in older adults
- Orthopedic injuries
- Joint replacement
- Sports injuries
- Neurological events
The lymphedema management program is designed to help treat and manage the swelling and pain associated with lymphedema. The program is personalized to provide the specific care needed based on patient medical history and current conditions.
Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when lymphatic fluid accumulates in the soft tissue of the body due to a restriction in the lymphatic vessels. The lymphatic fluid is blocked from flowing freely through the system, resulting in swelling of the area or limb.
Comprehensive lymphedema therapy consists of several elements to reduce lymphedema symptoms including:
- Compression with bandaging and garments
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Education and self-care instructions
If an illness or injury has impaired your ability to perform tasks of daily living, such as eating, dressing or bathing, occupational therapy may help. When beginning occupational therapy at Houston Northwest, your therapist will evaluate the areas that Occupational Therapy can help accomplish daily tasks. An individualized program will be developed to regain optimal function and increase your independence.
Techniques and treatment to improve daily function will vary for everyone, but include a wide range of options. For instance, individuals with arthritis may learn new ways to accomplish daily tasks without putting undue stress on painful joints. Those suffering from the effects of stroke or a progressive neurological disorder may benefit from perceptual and cognitive training. In addition, other techniques may be used, including:
- Appliance and garment planning
- Energy conservation techniques
- Muscle re-education
- Relaxation techniques
Speech therapy is designed to help you overcome obstacles to effective communication. Whether you have a voice disorder or your speech has been affected due to an injury or health event, licensed speech pathologists at Houston Northwest can help.
Through speech and language therapy, cognitive and memory skill training and oral motor musculature strengthening, your therapist can help address challenges to communication and improve your ability to communicate with others.
Parkinson's Disease Therapy
The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) programs we offer are designed to help patients with Parkinson's disease overcome the challenges of communication and movement.
- LSVT LOUD Speech Therapy
This technique focuses on teaching patients how to improve air movement and vocal cord closure so they can speak with increased volume, allowing patients to improve voice loudness, articulation and intelligibility.
- LSVT BIG - Physical Therapy
BIG therapy includes repetitive, exaggerated movements to help counteract the slow movement, called bradykinesia, which is one of the main motor symptoms that often affect patients with Parkinson's disease.
Take Back Your Life
Rehabilitation can help you overcome obstacles and better live your life. To learn more about any of our rehabilitation services, call (855) 997-7246