Occupational Therapy Archives - Southern Hills

Occupational Therapy

Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke Rehabilitation
By: Hannah Speckhart
Director of Rehabilitation
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
A cerebrovascular event (CVA/stroke) is the number 5 killer of all Americans and the number 1 cause of long-term adult disability. The rehabilitation period after this major event can help to decrease the odds of long term placement due to the level of disability. […]

Preserving Mobility in Elderly Population; Custom WC’s

Preserving Mobility in Elderly Population; Custom WC’s

Hannah Speckhart
Therapy Director
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab

Preserving mobility throughout the elderly population is of growing concern as the baby boom generation becomes more reliant on adaptive devices as they age. Adaptive devices throughout functional mobility can include multiple options: canes (straight, quad, pyramid), walker (standard, front wheeled, rollator), […]

Vitalstim Therapy

Vitalstim Therapy
by Cori Crittle
Therapy Manager
Southern Hills Skilled Nurinsg & Rehab
Treating Dysphagia
Dysphagia is defined as difficulty swallowing and affects nearly 15 million adults in the United States.  Dysphagia can be extremely morbid, and complications include aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition, dehydration, pulmonary fibrosis, and death. Managing dysphagia as soon as it is detected is essential in treating these […]