Therapy Services

Physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), and speech language pathologists (SLP) participate in the care of our patients at all levels at Touchstone with the valued input from physicians and nurses.  Each therapist has received specialized training allowing for sophisticated decision-making with a breadth of knowledge.  Our patients benefit from therapeutic interventions throughout their progression through our continuum of care.

Physical Therapy identifies strength, range of motion (ROM) and balance deficits; impairments in functional mobility, gait and endurance and assesses safety awareness. Read More Here

Occupational Therapy examines upper extremity dysfunction, deficits in daily self-care, and barriers to home/community reintegration. Read More Here 

Speech Language Pathologists treat dysfunctions specific to speech, language, cognition and swallowing. Read More Here

Cognitive Therapy focuses on determining how a person's brain injury affects their thought processes, and finding methods to utilize remaining strengths to compensate for deficits, as well as using evidence-based therapies to speed recovery. Read More Here

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The focus of rehabilitation goes well beyond just maximizing each patient’s functional independence.  Simply being able to walk and talk isn’t good enough.  Our ultimate goal is for patients to return to participating in their prior roles in the family, community, and workplace.  Accomplishing this requires setting goals that are very specific to each individual patient and involves much greater collaboration between therapy disciplines (including Cognitive and Vocational therapies). 

At the post-acute phase of recovery, the traditional medical model of rehabilitation (multidisciplinary) is less effective than a truly interdisciplinary approach.  Touchstone’s therapists work very closely with each patient and family to generate therapeutic goals that represent the most critical areas of concern.  These goals then become the focus of the entire team, including the Vocational and Cognitive Therapy departments and residential care staff.  This collaborative model ensures that the areas of progress that are valued most by the patient receive the most attention.  Another difference in our delivery model is that we utilize small group interventions to target certain skills, although the vast majority of our sessions are on-to-one.  The benefit of using small groups is in the peer-to-peer interaction that not only enhances attention but also bolsters motivation and participation. 

Touchstone places great emphasis on the use of scientific evidence to guide treatment decisions.  Therapists will develop plans of care that are driven by an understanding of the principle of neuroplasticity.  These principles shed light onto how the brain changes and recovers in direct response to the experiences provided during rehabilitation. Read More Here

Family or caregiver involvement is the key to a successful treatment. Family training is  an ongoing process at Touchstone and participation in individual sessions is often encouraged.

 

Mobility Skills

Daily Living

Social & Communication

Community Skills

Ambulation

Basic Self Care

Verbal Communication

Shopping

Transfers

Food preparation

Nonverbal communication

Public transport

Bed Mobility

Money management

Introductions

Map reading

Terrain Navigation

Meal planning

Listening skills

Leisure planning

Balance skills

Housekeeping

Giving/receiving feedback

Community resources

 Agility skills

Time management

Assertiveness

Vocational Training

 

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