Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy addresses illnesses or injuries that limit a person’s abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives through evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of their impairments. There are a variety of reasons that individuals require physical therapy services which include rehabilitation for orthopedic injuries, post-surgical, cardiopulmonary, neurological, and vestibular.

Physical Therapy emphasis is on the following:

  • Contracture management
  • Fall prevention strategies/education
  • Gait training with an assessment of appropriate assistive devices, level/unlevel surfaces, stair training to assist in returning safely to the community
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities: heat/cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, diathermy to assist with pain, neuromuscular re-education, and strengthening
  • Neuromuscular re-education to promote balance
  • Patient and family education
  • Range of Motion re-training
  • Therapeutic activities including bed mobility and transfer training utilizing proper body mechanics
  • Therapeutic exercises to promote increased strength/endurance of the core and lower extremity musculature.
  • Vestibular assessment

Cascadia of Boise also offers Ventilator and Trach care

 

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