Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy
Physical therapists are mobility experts. Motion is necessary to be able to perform daily activities, to return to work, and to be able to participate in leisure activities you enjoy. Our physical therapists work in collaboration with you, depending upon your challenges, goals and needs to design a program, including an individualized home exercise program, to promote normal motion, restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability, and ultimately to promote optimal health and improve quality of life.
Pondera Medical Center Physical therapists provide treatment across the lifespan from infancy to geriatrics. Our Physical Therapists evaluate and provide evidenced based treatment for low back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, osteoporosis, post-surgical joint replacements, sports injuries, pelvic pain, incontinence, developmental delays and many other diseases and conditions.
Leandra Gebhardt, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Occupational therapists “help people of all ages to participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).” (AOTA.org) Occupational therapists improve your well-being by addressing your physical, psychological and cognitive function in all of your environments, such as home, work, school and community. Evaluation and treatment is individualized based on your needs and skills. You may also be provided with a customized home exercise for follow through.
Pondera Medical Center occupational therapists provide specialized hand therapy for post-trauma, post-surgical and chronic conditions, such as arthritis; fibromyalgia and repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome; sports injuries; acute medical and neurological conditions via activities of daily living (ADL) training, such as after a stroke or after total joint replacement; adaptive equipment recommendations and training to help simplify ADLs and improve safety; work-place ergonomics and home safety evaluations, caregiver and family education, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercise and splinting.
Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed
Improve communication, treat speech, swallowing & cognitive disorders across the lifespan from infancy through adulthood
Cognitive Therapy, Dysphagia Evaluation and Management, Team Approach to Parkinson’s, LSVT Certified.
Our Speech and Language Pathologist provides treatment of speech disorders, language disorders, verbal and non-verbal communication, cognitive handicaps, Autism, Dementia, Parkinson.
Pondera Medical Center speech and language pathologists provide evaluation and treatment of
difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently
problems with voice resonance
sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings
difficulty with social use of verbal and non-verbal communication
problems organizing thoughts and paying attention, such as
after a stroke, or traumatic brain injury, with autism, or with dementia;
swallowing and feeding disorders.
Stephanie Keil-Harris, Speech-Language Pathologist