Our team approach leads to patient success, with the rehabilitation physician,
nurses, prosthetic and orthotic specialists, neuropsychologist and physical,
occupational and speech therapists working together to address all aspects
of condition management and recovery to meet each patient's goals.
We work hard to help patients adapt after diagnosis from conditions including
multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury,
brain tumors and other neuromuscular diseases.
Through use of neuroplasticity, we can help patients retrain their brains
to reduce or remove persistent pain caused by fibromyalgia or other conditions.
Neuroplastic transformation is a treatment to change an increase number
of brain pathways devoted to processing pain back to normal function using
counter stimulation techniques.
Occupational therapy involves the evaluation, assessment and treatment
of upper body dysfunctions caused by medical disorders, injuries and trauma.
Our goal is to enhance your quality of life by addressing activities of
daily living and promoting your independence and well-being. We offer
hand therapy, work injury and functional capacity evaluations and medical
driving assessments and training, retraining in general life activities
such as dressing, cooking and personal hygiene, along with training in
fall prevention, home safety, body mechanics and lifting, and job-related
activities such as computer ergonomics and those involving fine motor
skills including working with particular tools or equipment.
Our highly trained and experienced staff of physical therapists and physical
therapy assistants provide inpatient and outpatient services. Specific
conditions treated include arthritis, cancer rehabilitation, dizziness
or vertigo, balance and fall prevention, neurological rehabilitation,
orthopedic rehabilitation, pregnancy and post-partum related issues such
as incontinence, pelvic pain, spinal stability and osteoporosis, and persistent
pain/neuroplasticity. Among the specialized therapeutic methods employed
are aquatic therapy and trigger point dry needling. Physical therapy also
can help alleviate side effects from cancer surgery and treatment, including
pain and fatigue, by developing exercise plans.
Speech language pathologists, also known as speech therapists, assess and
treat adult patients with speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive
linguistic disorders. Speech language pathologists use physical examination,
instrumental assessment, and standardized speech, language, and cognitive-linguist
tests to assess and diagnose disorders. All treatment plans are individualized
to the patient's disorder and needs.
Our speech language pathologists offer speech/language evaluations for
those who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor,
Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and degenerative diseases such as
Parkinson's. They can provide therapy for conditions including aphasia,
apraxia, dysarthria and voice disorders. They also can assist patients
with head and neck cancer before, during and after treatment with preventive
exercises and rehabilitative measures to reduce or eliminate dysphagia
(difficulty swallowing), or regain cognitive function.
Bozeman Health Pediatric Therapy provides services based on evidence-based
treatment interventions. Our team of experienced therapists specialize
in pediatrics and have extensive training in unique areas to better serve
our patients. They work as a multi-disciplinary team, with children and
their families, in order to optimize development and independence.
- Occupational therapy helps children build and develop skills at their “jobs,”
to play, learn and socialize. If they are having issues with these activities,
this specialized therapy will provide solutions and practice to build
the skills needed.
- Pediatric physical therapy strengthens children’s movement and function
after surgery, injury or other impairment.
- Speech therapy emphasizes communication and cognition so that children
are able to understand and communicate to the people and world around them.
- Pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment are unique services to help address
bowel and bladder issues in children.
Bozeman Health Pediatric Therapy helps us live out our mission to improve
community health and quality of life, and we're so glad our younger
patients can benefit from these services.