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CSMR celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

September 19, 2014

The Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (CSMR) is celebrating National Rehabilitation Awareness Week Sept. 21-27.

This is an annual recognition that highlights the value of rehabilitation, the capabilities of people with disabilities, and the value of the professionals who provide services to this community. Rehabilitation helps minimize physical or cognitive disabilities and restores those affected by a potentially disabling disease or traumatic injury to health and productivity.

CSMR provides the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation service between the Twin Cities and Rochester. It staffs two outpatient clinics, one in Northfield and one in Lakeville, and provides therapy services at Northfield Hospital. Its progressive rehabilitation programs focus on injury prevention; recovery from injury, surgery or illness; and coping with chronic illness. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, pediatric therapy, hand therapy, home health care, hospital based acute care therapy and athletic training services.

These are the people who make it happen:

  • Physical therapists are the experts in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect peoples’ abilities to move the way they want and function as well as they want in their daily lives.
  • Occupational therapists uses goal-directed activity in the evaluation and treatment of persons whose ability to function is impaired by normal aging, illness, injury or developmental disability. Treatment goals in occupational therapy include the promotion of functional independence and prevention of disability.
  • Speech-language pathologists, also known as speech therapists assess, treat and help to prevent oral motor, swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, speech, and language disorders. Speech pathologists work with individuals whose oral motor, swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, speech, or language skills have been affected by a neurological event/disease, head/neck cancer, or possibly debilitation related to an underlying medical disease process.
  • Athletic trainers play a significant role in the management, prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of injured athletes. Under the supervision of a licensed physician, athletic trainers administer immediate emergency and follow-up care. Athletic trainers also provide a vital communication link between the injured athlete, the physician, the coach and sometimes the athlete’s family to determine when it’s right to return to practice and competition. CSMR provides Athletic Training Services at St. Olaf, Carleton College, Northfield High School and Farmington High School.
  • Support Staff: Of course CSMR could not function without our front desk and rehab aide. They keep us organized and keep things running smoothly in CSMR.

Why not take a moment this week to say “thanks” to your favorite CSMR employee!

National Speech Therapy Month – May 2014

May 8, 2014

The month of May we recignize the great works of speech therapy. This annual event provides opportunities to raise awareness about communication dosorders and to promote treatment that can imporve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding or hearing.  Join us in celebrating the hard work of our Speech Therapist’s.

April is Occupational Therapy Month

April 1, 2014

Each year in April, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students in practice, education, research, and science host a month long celebration showcasing the importance of Occupational Therapy. It’s the time of year when everyone in the profession goes out of their way to tell the world about what we do. But promoting our profession is not just an April job

National Physical Therapy Month – October 2013

November 4, 2013

October is National Physical Therapy Month!

National Physical Therapy Month is held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives.

Physical therapists (PTs) and Physical therapy assistants (PTA’s) are educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.

Physical therapy can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs and PTAs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapy provides care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices.

The Physical Therapy staff at the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (CSMR)  and Northfield Hospital & Clinics are available to meet your needs through many specialized programs including:

  • Injury prevention
  • Women’s Health
  • Coping with chronic illness
  • Fall prevention and balance training
  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Manual back and neck care
  • Children’s therapy
  • Home Health Care
  • Recovery from injury, surgery or illness

Sources:

www.moveforwardpt.com

www.apta.org

Occupational Therapy Month – April 2013

April 3, 2013

As an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, you are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide.

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