Orchards at Saxonburg

The Orchards at Saxonburg FRC Jennifer D. gifted her team for National Rehab Awareness Week!  To understand more about Rehab, please see the below information!

Arbor Rehab is pleased to work with so many kind and talented therapists! Exemplifying this is Facility Rehab Coordinator (FRC)  Jennifer DelSignore who rewarded her team with custom made jackets to celebrate National Rehab Awareness Week! Thank you Jennifer and Team Orchards at Saxonburg for your devotion to your residents and inspiring team work! 

Rehab Awareness Week

Rehab Awareness Week began 1976 and is a celebration of the Physical, Occupation, and Speech Therapy professional and their dedication to assisting their patients in achieving success physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Our mission is to help each person be the best they can be- your success is our success!  The roots of the rehab profession run very deep with Speech Therapy having ties as far back as the 18th century in Europe while Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy have roots related to the poliomyelitis epidemic in the early 1900’s and the need for rehabilitation for soldiers returning from World War I.   Each of the three disciplines of therapy has a different focus, although some areas of focus may overlap across multiple disciplines.

 

Getting to Know the Disciplines:

PT- focuses on gross motor strength, balance, gait (walking) training, use of assistive devices, transfer training, bed mobility, pain management, splinting, bracing, and fall prevention

OT- focuses on ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) such as feeding, bathing, hygiene, dressing, meal preparation, splinting, bracing, community integration, problem solving, fall prevention, home safety, and home adaptations

ST- focuses on speech intelligibility, communication, swallowing capabilities, and memory tasks, home safety, medication management, and cognitive adaptations  

 

Helpful Tips:

Try to exercise on daily basis (with physician approval) if you can

Daily exercise is great for your heart, lungs, brain, and digestive tract

Daily exercise is critical for maintaining strength, balance, and joint health

Keep your home clutter free and well lit to help reduce the risk of falls

 

Did You Know?:

Physical therapy began as a female-only profession

Some therapy techniques are thousands of years old

Occupational Therapy was founded in 1917 by three men and three women- which was 3 years before women could even vote

Speech therapists must complete a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) under the supervision of another speech therapist

PT, OT, and ST can be found in numerous clinical settings including skilled nursing, hospitals, home health, outpatient settings, and schools. 

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