The use of aquatic therapy allows our therapists to initiate early ambulation following surgery for patients with weight bearing restrictions in a gravity reduced environment. Various systems of the body including: balance, gait, body awareness, and trunk stability can be trained in an environment where the patient is surrounded, and supported receiving feedback from the water in three dimensions.
Southeastern Health provides athletic trainers to the Public Schools of Robeson County’s six area high schools. Southeastern Health recognized the importance of providing quality health care to in the student-athletes and this was a vital step in improving the health and well being of the students and student-athletes. The athletic trainers oversee the care of over 1,600 athletes for the PSRC. The athletic trainers have specialized training in the following areas: Acute Care of Injury and Illness, Injury Prevention, Assessment and Evaluation, Rehabilitation of Injuries, Nutritional Aspects, and Health Care Administration.
SRMC's commitment to excellence in it's rehabilitation department has resulted in an outpatient team of physical therapists who specialize in treating the neck and back.
Each of our spine therapists holds advanced certification in the evaluation and treatment spine-related disorders. We have diplomated and credentialed practitioners in the McKenze method of evaluation and treatment, an evidence- based approach for musculoskeletal problems. They are also trained in manual techniques to use as appropriate for their patients.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully, but for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or even months. Older adults and children usually take longer to recover from concussions, as well as people who have had concussions in the past. These groups of people may also have more severe symptoms such as increased headache, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), feeling exhausted or slowed down, difficulty concentrating, balance problems, and sensitivity to light and noise and/or vision problems.
Do you have problems getting to the bathroom in time?
Do you leak whenever you cough, sneeze, or stand up?
Does it feel uncomfortable, or maybe even hurt, when you are intimate with your partner?
While it may be difficult to talk about these things with your doctor, if you are open with him/her about what you are feeling, they maybe able to help! One of the things he/she can do is refer you to physical therapy where we have been trained to listen to your concerns and make sense of your symptoms in order to help correct these embarrassing problems.
What is dry needling? Dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.
Hand therapy is a specialization for the treatment and rehabilitation of upper body surgeries, injuries or disorders.
Therapy is provided by an occupational or physical therapist who helps a patient regain maximum use of his or her hand after surgery, or the onset of disease. Hand therapists teach exercises, apply modalities and create custom splints to help the hand heal and to protect it from additional injury.
Industrial rehabilitation is a service that provides a structured and goal oriented program designed to help people regain functional skills, identify work capacities and return to work after injury.
The individualized treatment programs are designed by physical and/or occupational therapists. The program generally consistsof stretching and strengthening exercises, and cardiovascular and musculoskeletal conditioning programs. In addition, education is provided on injury prevention, body mechanics, posture and pain control strategies.
Low vision can be defined as a decrease in visual acuity or visual field resulting from a disruption of the visual system.This decreased acuity or field results in an impaired ability to perform work, leisure, or daily living activities
Patients who may benefit from low vision therapy may be suffering from:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Optic nerve damage
- Blurred vision
- Traumatic brain injury
LSVT BIG is a very effective treatment program for patients with Parkinson’s disease. LSVT BIG can be delivered by a physical or occupational therapist. Treatment is administered in 16 sessions over one month (4 days per week for 4 weeks). The program emphasizes increased effort and bigger movements to improve balance, range of motion, weight shifting and motor planning. The protocol is both intensive and complex, with many repetitions of core movements that are used in daily living. This type of practice is necessary to optimize learning and carryover of better movement patterns into everyday life. For more information, contact Julie Sawyer, PT of Southeastern Lifestyle Rehab at 910-738-4554 or visit lsvtglobal.com.
At the Lifestyle Center for Rehabilitation we have therapists certified in the Vodder and Leduc Method of Lymphedema Management.
Our therapists provide various manual maneuvers, such as lymphapress and multilayered bandaging to stimulate the lymph system to reabsorb the protein rich fluid so that your body can eliminate it.
Head and Neck Lymphedema Theraphy
This program is designed to treat individuals with lymphedema of the head and neck due to cancer treatments, including:
- Lymph node removal
- Radiation across lymph nodes
- Surgery affecting lymph nodes
Symptoms of Lymphedema include:
- Swelling along face, neck and under the chin
- Fibrosis/adhesions limiting movement
- Complaints of "heavy" feeling in face, neck and under chin
- Asymmetry of face
The goal of occupational therapy at Southeastern is to assist the injured or disabled to better care
for themselves in regards to self care, work and leisure skills while addressing their orthopedic or neurological disabilities.
Occupational therapy Services Include:
- Neurological dysfunction
- Cancer rehabilitation
- Hand therapy
- Lymphedema therapy
- Pediatric therapy
Physical therapy at Southeastern is geared towards assisting patients in achieving independence following surgery or debilitating injury. Our therapists work closely with the referring physician and with each other, combining their training and experience to ensure the best possible treatment approach for each patient.
Speech therapy is also available at the Lifestyle Center for Rehab of Fayetteville Road. Please call (910) 738-6071 or fax (910) 738-3002 for more information.