Therapy Services

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The Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland Acres has private examination rooms and equipment required to treat all major types of musculoskeletal injuries. The center's rehab area is 3,700 square feet and includes a therapeutic pool. The gym is large enough to provide room for functional assessments of persons with sports injuries.

Outpatient & Inpatient Rehab

Cortland offers a range of rehabilitative services available to both our residents and other members of the community. On-site physical, occupational and speech therapists provide state-of-the-art rehabilitation services to help individuals regain strength and independence following an injury or hospital related stay. Our approach to care brings modern therapeutic techniques together with compassionate support and inspiration, a combination that creates a more rewarding healing experience.

o Post-acute care for short-term skilled needs.
o Orthopedic rehabilitation
o Outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy
o Post-surgical rehabilitation
o Pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy uses activities to help people develop new skills to manage the tasks of daily living.

o Training in skills such as dressing, bathing, eating and grooming
o Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
o Learning to use equipment to overcome physical disabilities
o Exercises for strength and coordination
o Exercises to reduce the effects of arthritis and maintain normal joint movement

Physical Therapy

If you are experiencing neuromuscular or skeletal dysfunction, a therapist will evaluate your condition and devise your treatment program. Depending on your needs, the program may include:

o Exercise for improved muscle function, coordination, endurance and mobility
o Training in gait stability postures and positioning
o Training in bed mobility
o Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range of motion
o Wound care
o Training with adaptive equipment such as walkers

Speech Therapy

Problems with communication and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) are treated by speech-language pathologists. Their work aids in the recovery of speech, language, memory and dysphagia functions. At the Rehab & Fitness Center, a pathologist devises a plan for each person’s needs, such as:

o Verbal and non-verbal communication, including the use of augmentative systems (such as computers) when necessary
o Oral muscle strength and functioning for speaking and swallowing
o Evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, including diet recommendations
o Compensation for word-finding problems
o Critical thinking for activities of daily living and communication

Sports Medicine

The Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland provides a variety of specialized sports medicine programs.  Whether you need evaluation, rehabilitation or a conditioning program for a particular sport, our care plans are designed with the specific needs and physical condition of each patient in mind.

Our facility is equipped to care for a variety of athletic injuries, and experienced therapists provide personal, supportive care to help you return to your previous level of activity safely and quickly.

Sports medicine services at Cortland’s Rehab & Fitness center include:

o Knee and shoulder evaluation and treatment
o Training & Conditioning
o Adolescent Injury Assessment (age 14-18)
o Manual therapy
o Mobility skills
o Movement control
o Post-partum musculoskeletal assessment
o Weight regulation fitness
o On-site physical therapy for injuries

A member of the West Virginia Health Care Association, an affiliate of the American Health Care Association.
Cortland Acres • 39 Cortland Acres Lane • Thomas, WV 26292 • Phone: 304.463.4181 • Fax: 304.463.4190