200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432 978-784-9000
Occupational therapists are skilled in addressing daily task limitations that are a result of various medical, developmental or surgical conditions. Your therapist will design and implement an individualized treatment program and instruct you in the techniques that you need to overcome or adapt to limitations and regain independence. Programs may include exercise, education on conserving energy, joint protection techniques, activity modification, adaptive or assistive devices, and splinting.
Special programs include:
Our physical therapy team addresses mobility issues that are a result of sports- or work-related injuries, muscle strains, joint sprains, and other orthopedic or neurological disorders. Your individual program will be designed to decrease pain, improve mobility and function, and increase strength, range of motion and endurance, therefore improving your quality of life.
Through therapeutic exercise, specialized equipment education and hands-on techniques, our therapists will help you reach your goals. Aquatic therapy is also available as an adjunct to physical therapy provided in the clinic. Physical therapy can also provide pain control and relief through hands-on techniques.
Specialty programs include:
Our therapy pool offers aquatic therapy for patients with orthopedic and neurological disorders who experience symptoms such as pain, weakness, weight bearing restrictions after surgery, swelling, and/or changes in muscle tone. This therapy combines traditional exercise with the water's buoyancy to enhance and accelerate the rehabilitation process. We have morning and evening hours available at the pool located at The Groton School Athletic Center.
Communication is essential to learning, working, and social interaction. Impaired communication can affect every aspect of a person's life. Our certified professionals work with patients as a team to help achieve optimum communication skills.
Our speech-language pathologist will help identify and treat many types of speech and language disorders including stuttering or swallowing (dysphasia), and those that are a result of stroke, developmental delay, laryngectomy, cleft palate or head injury. Following a thorough diagnostic evaluation, a specialized treatment program will be developed specifically for each patient. The speech- language pathologist will then work personally with each patient and family to achieve better communication.
Referrals to for speech require a prescription from a physician, along with insurance authorization or referral, as required by the health care insurance.
For an appointment and/or further information about our services, please call the occupational and physical therapy department at 978-784-9350.
Occupational and Physical Therapy
Nashoba Valley Medical Center