Catalina Island Medical Center

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Physical & Occupational Therapy

Catalina Island Medical Center’s Therapy Services Department provides inpatient care in the acute care hospital setting and community care in the outpatient setting and the home.

Experienced physical and speech therapists provide care for individuals with a variety of injuries and/or illnesses. By integrating skilled treatment techniques with patient and caregiver centered goals and education, our therapists help return patients to their highest level of functioning.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists evaluate and treat patients to improve their strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and mobility skills. Treatment focuses on:

  • Spine and Extremity rehabilitation
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Functional mobility training
  • Gait and balance training
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Pain evaluation and treatment
  • Equipment prescription (ambulation devices and orthoses) and training
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Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists assess and treat patients to help them develop, recover, or maintain daily activities. By working to recover physical, sensory, or cognitive ability, occupational therapy helps those recovering from injury, illness, or disability live life to the fullest. Occupational therapy may benefit those with:

  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord)
  • Arthritis
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Amputations
  • Severe burns
  • Chronic illnesses
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Speech–Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat patients to improve communication, cognition and swallowing. Treatment focuses on:

  • Communication retraining for aphasia, dysarthria, dysphonia or head/neck trauma
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Augmentative communication devices
  • Tracheostomy weaning protocols/Passy–Muir speaking valves
  • Swallow/dysphagia evaluation and treatment
  • Post-laryngectomy communication options

All rehabilitation therapies require a physician’s prescription. If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, contact your physician for a referral.

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