Child In Speech Therapy

Therapy Services

Health Dimensions Rehabilitation is a Medicare Certified Rehabilitation Agency. HDR's therapists currently provide services in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. We provide services in skilled nursing facilities, assisted and independent senior living centers, hospitals, outpatient clinics, schools, pediatric clinics, daily activity centers, and child care centers.

 

We are proud of our professional team of therapists. We emphasize the importance of consistent staffing in all of our departments. The therapists become an integral part of the team within each facility. Our management team is also responsive to the needs of each individual facility. We are small enough to be able to offer personalized approaches to the establishment of a rehabilitation department, yet large enough to offer a broad base of support and resources.

 

HDR works closely with the facilities to ensure that each therapy program meets or exceeds the needs of the facility and residents. We select only the most qualified and experienced therapists and continually evaluate the needs of each program to make sure there is sufficient staff to meet our high standard of quality care. The hours of operation are set according to program needs.

Long Term Care

In long term care facilities HDR provides therapy services to the residents as well as to outpatients and home care patients. Our goal is to help our patients return to their highest possible level of independence.

Home Care

HDR is a Licensed Home Care provider. We are able to assist residents in the transition to independent living after being discharged from the hospital or long term care facility. HDR believes that it is important to maintain the continuity of care and to maintain the relationship between patients and therapists. Patients do not need to be homebound in order to receive therapy services in their home.

Outpatient Services

HDR provides outpatient services to patients from the long term care settings who have returned to independent living but still need therapy. These services are offered in free standing clinics and in clinics located within nursing homes. HDR can and does community marketing of outpatient services in conjunction with the facilities we serve. We also offer outpatient physical therapy services in Cambridge and Austin at the Lewis Physical Therapy.

Pediatric Therapy

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 Types of diagnoses served include but are not limited to:

 

  • Sensory Integrative Dysfunction

  • Neurologic Disorders

  • Congenital Disorders

  • Orthopedic Conditions

  • Developmental Delays

  • Traumatic Injuries

  • Post Surgical

  • Speech and Language Disorders

 

Treatment approaches:

 

  • Neurodevelopmental

  • Sensory Motor Integration

  • Feeding/Swallowing Solutions

  • Orthotics/Splinting

  • Positioning

  • Adaptive Equipment

Early Childhood Programs

HDR provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services in the following settings:

 

Our therapists have enjoyed great success with their patients in all of these programs for a number of reasons:

  • We find that many parents simply do not have the resources required to make and keep their children's therapy appointments at outpatient clinics.

  • Single parents often cannot arrange transportation during the day or they cannot afford to miss work for their child's therapy appointment.

  • Birth to Three

  • Early childhood development settings

  • Head Start

Minnesota school systems are required to provide a certain amount of therapy for children that are developmentally delayed or physically impaired. However, many children do not fall within the narrow criteria that must be met to qualify for services. In addition, the schools' lack of funding limits the amount of services they provide.

 

Our on site services are also beneficial to the early childhood program itself. They can offer their clients a valuable service at no cost to their program. All the center needs to do is provide our therapists with space to see patients during the hours the therapists are at their facility. HDR obtains all of the authorizations needed, consults with the parents and performs all of the third party billing functions. We also provide all of the equipment and supplies necessary for therapy services.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals become as functionally independent and productive as possible. Some of our treatment techniques include:

 

  • Education and training in daily living skills (self care, home, vocational leisure)

  • Training in the use of adaptive equipment

  • Strengthening/Coordination/Muscle Reeducation

  • Energy conservation training

  • Fabrication of orthotic devices

  • Body mechanics training

  • Sensory integrative techniques

  • Wheelchair modification

  • Home safety assessments

  • Cognitive skills tests

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a treatment which assists individuals in moving more comfortably, increasing your mobility and in maintaining endurance to resume life activities. Some physical therapy techniques include:

 

  • Training in Prosthetic Devices

  • Heat/Cold Treatments

  • Ambulation/Gait Training

  • Muscular reeducation

  • Body mechanics/care of back and neck

  • Strengthening programs

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Ultrasound and electric stimulation

  • Massage

  • Balance activities

  • Home safety assessments

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy provides evaluations and training in the areas of communication and eating, including swallowing and chewing ability. Speech therapy can improve an individual's ability and quality of life in the following areas:

 

  • Communication evaluation and training

  • Improving voice quality

  • Evaluation and treatment of swallowing difficulties

  • Obtaining communication devices and training in their use

  • Improving language abilities following a stroke or brain injury