The skilled and licensed therapists of the Spalding University Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) provide individualized treatment plans to best meet the needs of both adult and child patients.
Patient care is provided in a team effort of rehabilitation specialists from many fields whose combined experience and skill ensures that each patient—both adult and adolescent—has the best care possible. Our services include:
Physical Therapy Services
Physical therapy services at Spalding CORF provide both children and adults the opportunity to maximize their independence. Our physical therapy services facilitate patients’ overall physical adjustment following injury or illness in order to improve strength and mobility, to regain scope of activity and to improve quality of life.
Therapists offer patients assessment, treatment planning and follow-up for both individual and group treatment. Our therapists focus on these general areas:
Motor function and strength
Posture and balance
Wheelchair mobility and management
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational therapists at Spalding CORF work with both adults and children to achieve optimum functioning to prevent disability, to maintain health and to develop skills that are important for independent living. Our therapists provide assessments, treatment plans and follow-up for each patient’s rehabilitation. Areas of treatment focus on increasing patients’ participation in and reducing environmental barriers in these areas:
Areas of Occupational Performance:
- Activities of daily living
- Work activities
- Community mobility
- Play or leisure activities
- Sensory and motor performance
- Cognitive integration
- Psycho-social skills
- Fall prevention
- Home assessment
- Ergonomic assessment
Speech Language Pathology Services
Speech language pathologists specialize in evaluating, diagnosing and treating adults, children and adolescents with communication disorders and swallowing disorders. The Spalding CORF treats patients with speech related problems, voice disorders, speech language disorders, stuttering, hearing disorders, as well as individuals who use their voices professionally.
Comprehensive Lymphedema Program
Lymphedema is an abnormal increase of protein-rich fluid that causes swelling in the arms and/or legs. If left untreated the extremity will continue to swell and can interfere with mobility, wound healing, self-care capacity, and increase one’s risk of infection. Through effective management, individuals living with lymphedema can reduce swelling, promote wound healing, prevent skin infections and improve functioning of the affected limb. Additionally, one can learn to establish self-management habits and routines to promote wellness and enhanced quality of life.
We offer a client-centered, comprehensive treatment program to help patients who have or are at risk for lymphedema. Lymphedema is caused by radiation and/or cancer surgeries, trauma, infections, filariasis, tumors, obesity, venous insufficiency and congenital/hereditary disorders. Spalding University’s specially training Certified Lymphedema Therapists are here to teach individuals how to successfully live with this chronic condition through Comprehensive Decongestive Therapy techniques designed to reduce swelling, prevent infection, and improve self-care function and health and wellness routines.
Key treatment components:
- Manual lymph drainage
Compression garment fitting
Patient education and training
Social Work Services
The Spalding CORF acknowledges the many non-physical concerns that may limit a patient’s recovery and full rehabilitation. We view patients and their needs with a holistic lens so that their rehabilitation process can be maximized. To that end, we offer case management services to all clients. These services are provided or supervised by members of Spalding University’s Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Sciences social work faculty.
- Client focused and team driven care designed to support the patients and their therapists through completion of all collaborative goals
- A direct response to addressing barriers to treatment for both the client and their family
- A systemic approach to addressing barrier issues including financial, support, and access concerns
- One-on-one assessments to assure each patient is connected to the resources necessary for maximizing rehabilitation goal achievement and additional meetings are provided on an individual basis as deemed appropriate.