Rehabilitation Services

At Foothill Regional Medical Center, our mission is to provide high-quality multidisciplinary services for patients to achieve the best possible level of functional abilities, independence and quality of life.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists can help with a wide range of health-related conditions including:

  • Pain management
  • Acute injury
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Neuromuscular problems
  • Neuro-developmental therapy

A physical therapist will perform a comprehensive assessment in addition to specific physical tests and measurements to establish an individualized treatment plan consistent with the patient’s goals and general health status. These treatments may include:

  • Functional activity and tolerance testing/training
  • Modalities to improve movement and function, reduce swelling, relieve pain and accelerate healing
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Progressive mobility, transfers and gait training
  • Therapeutic exercises and activities
  • Personalized exercise programs designed to improve strength, range of motion and function
  • Work and occupational retraining/return-to-work planning

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is designed for patients to become as independent as possible in all daily life activities (e.g. working, driving, eating, showering, dressing, etc.). Occupational therapists use their specialized skills for:

  • Activity modification skills
  • Complete home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
  • Designing environmental adaptations to make daily living activities manageable
  • Social interactions and communication
  • Memory skills training
  • Specialized mobility assessment (scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)
  • Vision interventions
  • Safety skills training

Speech and Language Pathology

Speech/language pathologists can clinically assess and treat speech, language and swallowing disorders. This therapy can include one or more of the following communication areas:

  • Expressive language—the inability to form meaningful messages using age-appropriate grammar or word-finding difficulties
  • Receptive language—difficulty understanding what is being said to them
  • Articulation—inability to produce age-appropriate sounds
  • Social language—difficulty with turn taking, initiating and maintaining a conversation, repairing conversation breakdowns, perspective taking and interpreting non-verbal cues
  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Voice—disturbance of pitch, loudness or quality in relation to age, gender and culture
  • Oral motor—difficulty with muscle function and/or motor planning that affects an individual’s ability to eat, drink or speak
  • Auditory Processing Disorder—difficulty in responding to auditory stimuli, poor listening skills, difficulty following multi-step directions, difficulty processing information, difficulty with reading, spelling and vocabulary
  • Augmentative—assisting with non-verbal patient communications

Adults may experience speech and language difficulty for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Articulation disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Speech disorders due to stroke, brain injury or progressive neurological conditions
  • Language disorders due to stroke
  • Cognitive-linguistic disorders following brain injury
  • Voice disorders and laryngectomy
  • Oral pharyngeal swallowing disorders