Enhancement Therapy

  • Advanced Wound Care Management
  • H20 SIPS Program
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation / Vital Stim for Swallowing

Advanced Wound Care

Our wound care program combines the skills of therapy with the expertise of our nursing staff for wound prevention and treatment.  In order to be a part of our Advanced Wound Care Program, the therapists have completed core requirements in advanced wound care training and participate in ongoing education.

H2O SIPS (Hydration, 2 times daily, Oral care, Swallowing, Intake, Positioning, Safety)

This program is an interdisciplinary approach designed to improve oral care, safe fluid intake and hydration for patients who meet program criteria.

Therapeutic Modalities

Our therapeutic modalities incorporate evidence-based treatment protocols utilizing devices such as: electrical stimulation, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS), therapeutic ultrasound and short wave diathermy.  By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, therapeutic modalities increase patient comfort and tolerance to treatment.  This enables therapists to introduce earlier more aggressive therapy interventions to help improve function and recovery. Therapeutic modalities also allow therapists to treat more complex conditions, decrease muscle disuse atrophy, enhance soft tissue healing through increased circulation and improve neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.

Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) / Vital-Stim® for Swallowing

This non-invasive e-stim therapy is specifically used to treat dysphagia and increase swallowing function.  It helps retrain the muscles used in swallowing along with exercise therapy designed by the Speech-Language Pathologist to decrease the risk of aspiration and reduce dietary restrictions.