Occupational Therapy services provide evaluation and treatment to improve patients’ functional skills, increase self-sufficiency, and improve quality of life. Specific services include the following:
- Assessing the performance of self care tasks and advanced activities of daily living such as cooking, child care, and money management
- Provision of adaptive equipment
- Rehabilitation of upper extremities/hand injuries
- Fabrication of splints or casts to increase mobility and prevent joint contractures
- Enhance memory, attention span, problem solving and decision making skills
- Therapeutic activities to increase strength, range of motion and motor control
- Technologies and modalities such as electrical stimulation, paraffin, BTE (Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment), Bioness, and Vision Coach
- Assessing low vision and visual perceptual skills that impact activities of daily living
- Driver Rehabilitation Program
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For more information on Occupational Therapy, please call 864-455-8788.
Physical Therapy services include the evaluation and treatment of patients requiring neurological or musculoskeletal rehabilitation or wound care. Specific services include the following:
- Therapeutic exercises to regain mobility, strength and balance
- Mobility training to gain independence with walking or maneuvering a wheelchair
- Treatment of neck and back pain
- The use of specialized manual techniques to improve tissue function. Manual techniques could include soft tissue mobilization, functional orthopaedic approach, muscle energy, strain/counter strain, and joint mobilizations.
- Hydrotherapy and debridement for wound care
- Technologies and modalities such as electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, ultrasound, anodyne therapy, Lite Gait and Bioness
- Use of BTE (Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment) for a variety of upper and lower extremity injuries. The BTE can simulate job tasks and/or sporting activities.
- Use of ultraviolet light therapy for skin disorders
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Wheelchair Clinic to provide patients with access to vendors and therapists for evaluation for wheelchair seating and positioning needs, often including the use of Pressure Mapping System.
- Lymphedema Management
For information on Pediatric Physical Therapy click here.
For more information on Physical Therapy, please call 864-455-8788.
At Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, Speech/Language Pathologists offer a comprehensive scope of services including assessment and treatment for patients with communication, cognitive, or swallowing difficulties to make a functional difference in their daily life.
- Videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluations and treatment for difficulty swallowing
- Evaluation and treatment of speech language and cognitive impairments related to stroke and other neurological conditions
- Treatment for voice disorders as a result of trauma or vocal abuse and public speaking
- Rehabilitation for persons with laryngectomy and tracheostomy
- Augmentative alternative communication assessments
- Addressing motor speech disorders such as verbal apraxia and dysarthria
- Trained speech/language pathologists who utilize Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for the treatment of swallowing disorders
- Patient and care giver education and training is an important component of treatment sessions.
For information on Pediatric Speech Therapy click here.
Take a further look at Speech/Language Pathology:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association
At Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialists use various recreation and leisure activities as a form of treatment to restore or improve physical, cognitive, social, and emotional functioning. These activities will address the goals that the therapist has in place through leisure participation, education, and community re-integration. Therapeutic interventions may address one particular goal or attend to numerous goals simultaneously.
Therapeutic Recreation provides treatment services and recreation services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions. The primary purposes of treatment services, often referred to as recreational therapy, are to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence as well as to reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. The primary purposes of recreational services are to provide recreation resources and opportunities to improve health and well-being.
Therapeutic Recreation uses treatment, education and recreation to help people with illnesses and disabilities to develop and use their leisure in way that enhances their functional abilities, independence and quality of life. (NTRS, 2000)
Leisure Participation and Education
To address various functional abilities, Recreational Therapists utilize intervention techniques to help patients regain dexterity, strength, range of motion, endurance, and mobility. Cognitive skills are also addressed to increase sequencing, memory, attention to task, visual-spatial skills and problem-solving skills. Recreational therapy provides opportunities to learn new skills, adapt old ones and enjoy new leisure experiences.
The purpose of leisure education is to assist participants in eliminating or reducing barriers to enjoyable leisure participation. It aims to prepare or enable individuals to enhance the quality of their lives through individually selected patterns of recreation and leisure involvement. Healthy leisure values and attitudes, adequate social interaction skills, knowledge of leisure resources and their utilization, and a sufficient base of leisure activity skills are all important prerequisites to a balanced and healthy leisure lifestyle.
Available Education Sessions:
- Adapted Leisure Resources
- Community Accessibility Resources
- Stroke Education
- Spinal Cord Injury Resources Education
- Amputation Resource Education
- Brain Injury Education
Community re-integration is part of the comprehensive rehabilitation treatment. Patients will be placed in situations that will test the skills learned during the rehab stay and apply them in a practical community setting while under the guidance of a therapist.
Take a further look at Recreational Therapy:
American Therapeutic Recreation Association
National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
For more information about Recreational Therapy at Roger C. Peace, please call (864) 455-7711.
Recreational Therapy Internships
GHS’ Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital accepts interns from Clemson and Western Carolina universities. Click the links to learn more about internship opportunities and how to apply. Overview of RCP recreational therapy internships. How to apply for a RCP recreational therapy internship.