Happy National Rehab WeekSeptember 18 - 24, 2016
Since 1976, National Rehabilitation Awareness Week has been celebrated annually across the United States. This observance, falling on the third week of every September, promotes the value of rehabilitation, highlights the capabilities of people with disabilities, salutes the professionals who provide services to this community and renews our commitment to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Rehabilitation helps minimize physical or cognitive disabilities and restore those affected by potentially disabling disease or traumatic injury to health and productivity.
The Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (CSMR) has outpatient clinics in both Northfield and Lakeville providing the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation service between the Twin Cities and Rochester. CSMR also provides therapy services at Northfield Hospital. The rehabilitation staff at the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (CSMR) includes occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, athletic trainers, rehab aides and patient service representatives.
CSMR offers a full range of rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, pediatric therapy, hand therapy, home health care, hospital based acute care therapy and athletic training services. Our progressive rehabilitation programs focus on injury prevention; recovery from injury, surgery or illness; and coping with chronic illness.
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!