About Our Rehabilitation Services
The multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team at Bayshore Medical Center offers a wide array of services to help patients achieve their highest possible state of health, physical functioning, and independence. Our team is made up of board certified neurologists, orthopedists, otolaryngologists, and radiologists, accompanied by state-licensed therapists, who all work with the patient and their physician to develop a customized plan of care to address individual rehabilitation needs.
Types of Therapy Available
Physical Therapy: After evaluating a patient’s capabilities in physical functioning, movement, and pain, a skilled physical therapist will recommend a plan of care to improve mobility. Therapies may include modalities, exercises and manual techniques, in addition to education in body mechanics and posture.
Falls and fear of falling can diminish your ability to lead a full and independent life. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 older adults aged 65+ falls each year. You can decrease your risk of falls by adding a rehabilitation professional to your health care team. A rehabilitation professional will help you in the following ways:
- Assessing your risk for falling
- Designing an individualized plan for your fall-prevention needs
- Helping you make your home as safe as possible
- Educating you about the medical risk factors associated with falls
- Providing you with appropriate exercises and balance training
- Working with other health care professionals to address any underlying medical conditions that could increase your fall risk
- Providing you with recommendations on appropriate community programs
Another common physical therapy treatment is for Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), which is a common condition that limits the natural functions of the jaw, such as opening the mouth and chewing. TMD can be caused by poor posture, chronic jaw clenching, muscular spasms, and/or fracture to the jaw area. A physical therapist can help with easing pain and restore normal jaw movement.
Vestibular Rehabilitation: An innovative program unique to Bayshore, utilizes specially trained therapists employing techniques that aid patients with dizziness and balance deficits hindering their ability to function and ambulate in the community.
Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy: Focusing on helping patients regain the skills needed for daily living, including grooming, bathing and dressing, the expert occupational therapists at Bayshore help patients adapt to their limitations, in order to live as independently as possible.
Speech Therapy: Highly trained speech-language pathologists provide evaluation and treatment for adults who have speech, language or cognitive impairments, as well as oral-feeding or swallowing disorders. The modified barium swallow study is utilized to evaluate swallow function.
Neurodiagnostic Testing: With the goal of determining the presence and extent of possible conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems, the medical practitioners conduct an assortment of diagnostic tests, including Evoked Potentials, Electromyography (EMG), and Electroencephalogram (EEG).
Audiological Therapy: The new Audiology department at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for you and your loved ones. Our licensed and certified audiologist will diagnose and treat hearing disorders and provide audiological services for newborns through the senior years. Additionally, our experts specialize in individuals with special needs such as autism, those with learning disabilities, and children with ADHD.
Continence Training: This program aims to help adults gain bladder control without surgery, using proven techniques such a pelvic muscle exercise, biofeedback, electrical stimulation and bladder retraining.
Our specialized team of pediatric audiologists and speech pathologists evaluate, treat, and assist children of all ages with a variety of speech and hearing conditions. We offer comprehensive newborn hearing screenings as well as testing for children with special needs and autism, middle ear testing for fluid, follow up hearing tests for failed school screenings and vestibular testing for children with balance, gait or dizziness symptoms. Our speech pathologists can evaluate and treat a variety of disorders using a goal-orientated approach to maximize your child’s success in both school and social environments! Our speech team offers treatment for apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder, articulation disorders, feeding disorders, developmental language delays, dyslexia, expressive and receptive language disorders, fluency disorders, reading and writing difficulties, swallowing disorders, tongue thrust, and voice disorders!
The Full Continuum of Rehabilitative Care
Bayshore Medical Center offers rehabilitation services within the Hospital and through Meridian Fitness & Wellness in Hazlet. Additionally, as part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, Bayshore provides access to Hackensack Meridian Healthrehabilitation locations throughout New Jersey, or in patients’ homes through Meridian At Home. So no matter what stage of rehabilitation you are in or where you live in the area, our team can provide the rehabilitative care you need.
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