Physical & Occupational Therapy
Physical and occupational therapy are key components of rehabilitation following spinal cord injury. As varying degrees of mobility loss permanently affect muscle function, a consistent regimen of therapy and exercise enhances the rehabilitation process.
Cheshire Home's state-of-the-art therapy center is a hub of activity, as residents, under the supervision of our certified clinicians, dedicate themselves to the exercises that increase their ability to become self-sufficient.
Physical therapy helps individuals with paralysis to improve blood circulation, regain a measure of stamina, strength and range of motion, and maintain muscles in paralyzed limbs while strengthening and toning less affected or unaffected muscles. Potential improvement in balance, coordination and range of motion is maximized, and in some cases mobility is restored.
In conjunction with physical therapy, occupational therapy assists our residents in improving arm and hand movement and coordination, boosting their capacity to perform personal tasks.
Our most recently added physical therapy equipment is the Roho Group Pressure Mapping System, which utilizes computer imaging to identify existing pressure points under the skin. Since individuals who are wheelchair users are at risk for the development of dangerous pressure sores, this tool contributes immeasurably to the health and well-being of our residents.