Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at Nashoba Valley
With two convenient locations in Groton and Ayer (learn more about each team here), 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. Individual treatment programs are designed to decrease pain, improve mobility and function, and increase strength, range of motion and endurance, therefore improving a patient’s quality of life.
Through therapeutic exercise, specialized equipment education and hands-on techniques, our therapists will help you reach your goals. Physical therapy can also provide pain control and relief through hands-on techniques.
Specialty programs include:
- Aquatic therapy (Groton location)
- The Oncologic Physical Therapy Program
- Spine rehabilitation
- Sports injury prevention and management
- Graston Technique
- Vestibular rehabilitation (Ayer location)
- Strength training and conditioning
- Women's health/pelvic floor dysfunction (Groton location)
- Pre-work functional screens (Ayer location)
- FMS (Groton location)
- Functional capacity evaluations (Ayer location)
Occupational therapists are skilled in addressing daily task limitations that are a result of various medical, developmental or surgical conditions. Therapists design and implement individualized treatment programs and instruct patients in the techniques that are needed 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:
- Hand therapy by certified hand therapists
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Splinting and orthotics
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 individual treatment program will be developed specifically for each patient.
Referrals for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech require a prescription from a physician, along with insurance authorization or referral, as required by the health care insurance.