THERAPY SERVICES

Nurse Force understands that after a prolonged illness, hospitalization, surgery or some type of accident, that the road to recovery is often long and difficult. To help you through these times, Nurse Force offers in-home rehabilitation therapy.

So, what exactly is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is performed by skilled therapists who provide treatment in order to restore function to an individual who has suffered an illness or injury. Physical, Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists assist patients in achieving their highest functional level of independence and prevent further decline in the individual's ability to participate in activities of daily living.
There are a number of conditions that can be treated with rehabilitation:
• Acute & Chronic Pain
• Amputations
• Cognitive & Memory Deficits
• Communication Deficits
• Fractures & Orthopedic Conditions
• Neuromuscular Injuries & Conditions
• Respiratory & Pulmonary Conditions
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Strokes & Cerebral Vascular Accidents
• Swallowing Disorders
• Visual-Perceptual Deficits

Physical Therapy

Your physician or surgeon may recommend physical therapy following a serious injury or surgery. Physical therapy provides benefits for many problems including, but not limited to:

• Difficulty with ambulation
• Rehab after surgery, including joint replacements
• Loss of motion or strength
• Balance disorders
• Poor endurance
• Cardiac problems
• Decreased function due to stroke, brain injury or other disability
• Injury from a motor vehicle accident
• Sports related injuries such as fractures, sprains, etc.
• Work related injuries due to repetitive motion, etc.

Our Physical Therapists develop an individualized plan of treatment for each client and works toward specific goals to improve:
• Proper body mechanics to avoid injury or re-injury
• Exercise to treat and strengthen after an illness or injury
• Treatments after surgery or illness to help regain strength and endurance

Nurse Force Physical Therapists will also perform an in-home evaluation and make recommendations for various equipment needed to assist with safety and comfort in the home. Once the equipment is obtained, our therapists will provide education regarding the equipment to ensure proper usage to help facilitate a quick and complete recovery.


Occupational Therapy

Your physician or surgeon may also order Occupational Therapy to assist you on your road to recovery. An Occupational Therapist will design a plan of treatment to help you adapt to your social and physical environment. They can help improve:
• Balance
• Coordination
• Strength
• Fine Motor Skills
• Activities of Daily Living such as feeding and dressing
• Compensation for non-functioning limbs
• Wellness maintenance
• Increasing safety awareness
• Perceptual skills
• Development of energy conservation techniques
• Adaptation of wheelchairs
• Fitting splints for hand or arm

Speech & Language Therapy

The Speech and Language Therapist treats language, voice, articulation and fluency disorders, as well as retraining for patients with memory, thinking and processing problems. They are also experienced in caring for people with swallowing disorders, a critical problem often overlooked in caring for the elderly.

Speech Therapists also create individualized plans of treatment for needs such as:
• Recovery of speech, language and memory skills
• Proper head positioning to help promote safe swallowing
• Re-education regarding speaking at a slower rate for clearer speech
• Verbal and non-verbal communication, including services for the hearing impaired
• Oral muscle strength and functioning required for speaking and swallowing
• Appropriate diet recommendations for swallowing issues
• Teaching compensatory techniques if a person cannot be retrained to his or her former level of performance.

Our therapists love thinking “outside the box” for creative solutions for tricky rehabilitation issues. They are diligent in finding the most effective devices or treatments available for any treatment issue. We receive testimonials from our clients on a regular basis praising our therapy staff for the quick return to independence obtained with their help.

The staff of Nurse Force are committed to improving the health of the clients we serve.

For further information on progressive rehabilitation services, please contact us via e-mail at Nurse Force or by calling us at 515-224-4566.

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2900 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Ph: (515) 224-4566
Fax: (515) 224-1707

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