As defined by the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical therapy is provided for individuals who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to (1) conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems or (2) the negative effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors as they relate to human performance.
Physical Therapy treatment may include:
As defined by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Speech-language services are designed to optimize individual's' ability to communicate and swallow. Treatment establishes a new skill or ability or remediates or restores an impaired skill or ability.
Speech Therapy treatment may include:
As defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational Therapy treatment includes disorders that might inhibit a child's ability to be independent or successful in self-care activities and success at school.
Occupational Therapy treatment may include:
Feeding Therapy focuses on a positive, healthy relationship with food and mealtimes. Our program was developed to meet the needs of children of all ages, from infants to adolescents.
SOAL has SLP'S that are certified in Vital Simulation! The VitalStim® System is a painless non-invasive therapy for treating dysphagia, obtained by external electrical stimulation which is applied to the front of the neck (defined as such in the market by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002). VitalStim® Therapy is backed by multiple clinical studies. The VitalStim® Therapy System is the only technology approved by the FDA for restoring swallowing function in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia. The VitalStim® Therapy System uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing. At the same time, trained specialists (Rehabilitation doctors and speech therapists) help patients to re-educate their muscles through rehabilitation therapy.