Whether through a birth condition, injury, illness or limitations associated with aging, Easter Seals medical rehabilitation services are the first step toward help you or your family member gain greater independence and mobility—or maintain the skills they have.
Medical rehabilitation includes occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology, early intervention and other therapies that help people learn the skills they need to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Medical rehabilitation focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disabilities to help individuals live with greater independence. Easter Seals medical professionals work together to restore function lost due to temporary conditions such as lower back pain, or permanent disabilities, such as traumatic brain injury. Easter Seals also promotes quality of life for individuals with disabilities through education and prevention programs.
Early intervention is designed to help infants and toddlers work toward developmental goals at the time in their lives when they are most ready to learn and can most benefit from intervention. Qualified professionals work with children from birth to age 3 who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays to optimize development and achieve the highest possible level of functioning.
Physical therapy services focus on enhancing or restoring mobility that may have been lost due to injury, disease, aging or congenital abnormality. Easter Seals licensed physical therapists use exercise, therapy, assistive devices and special techniques to encourage independence at work, home, school and in the community.
Occupational therapy services focus on developing a child or adult's ability to perform activities of daily life, such as bathing, dressing and feeding, by enhancing or restoring function that may have been lost due to injury, disease, aging or congenital abnormality. Easter Seals licensed occupational therapists promote independence in self-care, work and productive activities and play or leisure skills.
Speech and hearing therapy services focus on enhancing or restoring communicative skills or swallowing capabilities lost due to injury, disease, aging or congenital abnormality. Easter Seals licensed speech therapists use special techniques and equipment, exercise and evaluation tools.
Assistive technology includes equipment and services that allow individuals with disabilities to overcome barriers in the home, on the job, at school or just about anywhere.