A stroke can cause temporary or permanent paralysis on one side of the body. It can also affect balance, vision, memory, speech, and cognition, and cause other complications such as muscle spasm and pain. For these reasons, people who have experienced a stroke may have difficulty with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and managing a household.
Occupational therapy stroke rehabilitation practitioners address the physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges brought on by a stroke, and they can help stroke survivors engage in the things they want and need to do.
For example, if you want to remain independent, but have one side paralyzed due to a stroke, an OT can show you one-handed techniques for how to do things like open packages, get dressed, cut food, and use a computer. They can also provide you with adapted equipment to increase your ability to accomplish things on your own.
To help you gain strength and improve your function and endurance, your OT will create an individualized plan of care that helps you learn to use your affected arm and leg more effectively safely. To assist you with your cognitive deficits, an OT might incorporate daily activities into stroke therapy to address areas of concern (e.g., handling money, following a schedule).
In addition to working with an OT at Phoenix, physical therapists may also be available to provide stroke physical therapy to help rehabilitate the body following a stroke.
Transitional Care Services
New Patient Info
Welcome to the Phoenix family! You’re one step closer to feeling like you again. You can expect superior care at each step of your rehabilitation journey, starting with scheduling your first appointment. After scheduling your first appointment, we encourage you to download and fill out your patient forms and insurance information.
Transitional Care Therapy
Transitional Care Therapy services allow patients to heal in the comfort and convenience of their own home. Transitional care therapy is the solution if a patient’s health or transportation issues make it difficult to attend an outpatient clinic.
Compact equipment allows us to perform a wide range of modalities in the home including ultrasound, electric stimulation and near infrared treatment for wound care & pain management.
Transitional Care Therapy Treatments
Phoenix Transitional Care Therapy delivers the following services and treatments to patients in the comfort of their home, as well as residents of assisted living facilities:
Physical Therapy: Works to obtain normal movement by focusing on balance, endurance, gait, transfers, strength, range of motion and reduction of pain.
Occupational Therapy: Improves the use of upper extremities while dealing with functional daily skills such as feeding, bathing, grooming and toileting.
- Manual lymph drainage
- Compression therapy
- Decongestive remedial exercises
- Wound care and skin care
- (ABI) Ankle-Brachial Index
- Venous Refill Testing
Transitional Care Therapy also provides the following Special Services:
Home Assessment: Evaluation for modifications needed for safety and completion of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Durable Medical Equipment Assessment: Wheelchair evaluation, ramp evaluation, etc.
Phoenix’S therapists can work with individuals with most diagnoses in the home including:
- CVA (Stroke)
- Difficulty Walking
- Balance Deficits
- Status Post Fractures
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy & Spina Bifida
- Status Post Hip, Shoulder, Knee Replacement
- Lymphedema / Wound Care
A customized treatment plan will be developed to achieve optimal results.
Meet The Team
Heather M Edwards, COTA
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Susan L Grandolfo, PCC
Patient Care Coordinator 2
Human Resources Assistant
Todd Szabo, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
A large part of what sets Phoenix apart is our team. We are proud to employ highly trained professionals who are not only skilled at what they do, but are passionate about providing you with individualized care. Our Phoenix team members are what makes achieving quality clinical outcomes possible through expertise and a personal approach.
Welcome to Transitional Care
Preparing patients to transition from “Transitional Care” Physical Therapy to an outpatient clinic. Patients who are not homebound or receiving any home medical services. Transitional care works for patients who are not quite ready for outpatient services. Our therapists will see the patients in the home with the planning of transitioning into an outpatient clinic. ...