Fulton County Medical Center - Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy
Fulton County Medical Center - Program
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Physical Therapy is defined as the service that maximizes movement potential through prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Our department offers therapy services to our outpatient clients, acute care and swing bed patients, long term care residents, and Home Health patients. Our goal in therapy is to focus on restoring patient's and resident's function through various techniques and modalities. Occupational therapy at FCMC looks at the function and independence of people across the lifespan and works individually to retrain, restore, and adapt environments and processes to improve the overall quality of life.
Occupational therapy takes a holistic approach towards functional and your daily routine. They look at individual's "occupations” or, their everyday activities. OT's work specifically to maximize a person's quality of life and improve their ability to safely and effortlessly engage in daily tasks. Occupational therapy services typically include:
• Evaluation of current function and needs, during which the patient and occupational therapist work together to develop a plan that will work towards success in areas valued by the patient.
• Development of a customized approach for treatment that focuses on the person’s ability to engage daily in everyday activities.
• Routine assessment of progress towards goals in order to ensure that the original plan is effectively working towards end goal of success.
Occupational therapy services can also include assessment of home and work/school environments to allow specific recommendations and adaptations for improved independence.
Speech Therapy services at FCMC provide therapy for children and adults whose ability to communicate or swallow may have been affected by injury or illness. They provide evidence driven treatment for individuals with communication impairments, cognitive-communication, swallowing, or voice limitations. Speech therapy also perform modified barium swallow studies (MBS) to observe the function and performance of the structures in the throat and determine if food or liquid are entering a person’s lungs. Speech therapy uses routine assessment to determine progress towards goals and provide patient education to maximize outcomes.