ACMC Rehabilitation Services, which includes physical, occupational, and speech therapy, has moved to a new location in the ACMC Health and Wellness Plaza, next to Premiere Fitness.
Rehabilitation Services includes occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy – all with a goal of helping patients gain or regain optimal function. Occupational therapy focuses on restoring the skills people need for daily activities, such as working, self-care, or home independence following injury or disabling condition. Outpatient physical therapy addresses functional limitations using therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, joint mobilization, massage, dry needling, or other treatments. It has proven to help with pain management, balance issues, physical weakness, or inflexibility.
Speech therapy focuses on communication or swallowing issues due to stroke, neuromuscular issues, pediatric speech delay, articulation problems, and more. Specialty rehabilitation services include therapy options for arthritis, geriatrics, balance, and vestibular disorders. Aquatic therapy is also available.
Each therapy discipline emphasizes education of patients and their caregivers, as well as the strategies to maintain goals long after formal therapy is discontinued.
“Moving Rehabilitation Services has been a goal since we purchased the plaza. It makes sense from a patient-care perspective to have Rehabilitation Services and Premiere Fitness located next to each other,” said ACMC Healthcare System President & CEO Michael Habowski. “Our therapists will be able to incorporate equipment at Premiere Fitness into the patient’s treatment plan. Patients are often encouraged to continue exercising at home or at a fitness center once their course of treatment is completed. Patients who choose to continue their exercise program at Premiere Fitness will already have a comfort level with the facility and equipment.”
The majority of the funding for renovating the new space for rehabilitation services was provided by the ACMC Foundation.
The new location has more square-footage and features two separate treatment gyms - one with a rubberized flooring, which assists treatment plans for athletes and others who need sports medicine treatment and a specialized treatment area for pediatric patients. The pediatric treatment room is separated from the adult treatment areas but has a viewing window so parents can stay out of sight of their child, but still monitor treatment progress.
“Children often need therapy for motor skills or speech delays. Children of all ages can make great strides in functional improvement when therapy is provided early and applied consistently. Our new location provides a wonderful environment for children to receive high quality PT, OT, or Speech Therapy that is safe, challenging, interactive, and fun”, said ACMC Rehabilitation Services Director Jim Pierce-Ruhland. “The ACMC Foundation provided the funds to support the pediatric treatment area, making it possible to incorporate unique technological tools to create individual treatment plans for children.”
Patients will enter ACMC Rehabilitation Services through Premiere Fitness.
ACMC Rehabilitation Services also has locations in Conneaut and Jefferson. Daytime and evening hours are available at all locations. To schedule an appointment with ACMC Rehabilitation Services, please call 440-997-6680. Occupational and speech therapy require a referral from a patient’s provider.
For more information about ACMC Rehabilitation Services, visit www.acmchealth.org.