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Convenient new Rehabilitation Services locations

New Rehabilitation Services open for Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and Dameron patients

With life's constant unpredictability, you never know when you might need help restoring your health and mobility. Whether it be due to illness or an unforeseen injury, losing the ability to function as normal can stop your everyday life in its tracks. Thankfully, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and Dameron Hospital are committed to helping you get back to the best version of yourself with convenient and comprehensive rehabilitation services in San Joaquin County.

Both Dameron and Adventist Health Lodi Memorial have recently expanded their scope of rehabilitative care by opening two new locations for these services. Dameron's new department is located on March Lane in Stockton, and Adventist Health Lodi Memorial's newest location can be found at Reynolds Ranch Shopping Center in Lodi. The new locations will provide, under the clinical expertise of PT Solutions Physical Therapy, new rehabilitative services to Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and Dameron patients.

PT Solutions Physical Therapy is the official provider of Rehabilitation Services at Dameron Hospital and Adventist Health Lodi Memorial in San Joaquin County. A physical therapist-owned private practice with over 220 points of service across the United States, PT Solutions is highly regarded by health systems across the country.

"PT Solutions starts with a true love of therapy and fuses that passion with science and training to create an unmatched standard of care for patients," says Jonathan Gill, PT Solutions director of clinical operations. "We love our work, and that enthusiasm is evident in all we do, both in the clinic and in the community."

Dameron Hospital and Adventist Health Lodi Memorial are proud to provide skilled rehabilitative treatment and compassionate care that helps the residents of San Joaquin County get their lives back.

Who can benefit from rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is for people who have lost abilities that they need for daily life. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Injuries and trauma, including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Sports injuries, including ankle sprains and concussions.
  • Chronic pain, including back pain and headaches.
  • Stroke.
  • Severe infections.
  • Surgery.
  • Side effects from medical treatments, such as from cancer treatments.
  • Certain birth defects and genetic disorders.
  • Developmental disabilities.
  • Occupational pain and injuries.
  • Motor vehicle accidents.

What are the goals of rehabilitation?

The overall goal of rehabilitation is to help you get your abilities back and regain independence, but the specific goals are different for each person. They depend on what caused the problem, whether the cause is ongoing or temporary, which abilities you lost, and how severe the problem is. For example:

  • A person who has had a stroke may need rehabilitation to be able to dress or bathe without help.
  • An active person who has had a heart attack may go through cardiac rehabilitation to try to return to exercising.
  • Someone with a lung disease may get pulmonary rehabilitation to be able to breathe better and improve their quality of life.

What happens in a rehabilitation program?

When you get rehabilitation, you often have a team of different healthcare providers helping you. They will work with you to figure out your needs, goals and treatment plan. The types of treatments that may be in a treatment plan include:

  • Assistive devices, which are tools, equipment and products that help people with disabilities move and function.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation therapy to help you relearn or improve skills such as thinking, learning, memory, planning and decision making.
  • Collaboration with specialists in the areas of nutrition and mental health as a part of a collaborative practice rehab team.
  • Occupational health to help you with your daily activities.
  • Physical therapy to help your strength, mobility and fitness.
  • Speech-language therapy to help with speaking, understanding, reading, writing and swallowing.
  • Treatment for pain.
  • Vocational rehabilitation to help you build skills for going to school or working at a job.

Types of rehabilitative services we offer

Physical therapy

Exercise and education are the foundation of physical therapy. Physical therapists are trained in the latest pain and exercise research. They can help patients understand and address the specific causes of their concerns so they can confidently move and live their lives. Physical therapists can help patients make necessary lifestyle modifications to achieve the desired goals.

Our physical therapists design exercise programs specific to the patient's concerns and goals. These comprehensive programs are designed to provide long-term success. Exercise is used to reduce pain, improve strength and endurance, reduce the likelihood of future injury, and help patients return to the activities they love.

In addition to exercise, physical therapists often use manual therapy to decrease pain and improve mobility. Our treatments are guided by the latest scientific evidence and advanced physical therapy training. We use a combination of manipulation/mobilization techniques of joint and soft tissue designed to help patients reduce pain and restore their functional movement. When used in combination with exercise, manual therapy can help patients achieve better outcomes.

  • Manual therapy is a discipline guided by science.
  • Our treatments are hands-on to achieve the best results.
  • We take a tailored approach, with individualized treatments designed for each patient.

While medicine and rest can be beneficial, nothing replaces activity. Our bodies are designed to move and often require movement to heal. Physical therapy is an effective approach that helps the body heal.

Sports medicine

Sports medicine involves diagnosing, treating and preventing medical injuries or conditions in individuals who are active in sports. Sports medicine focuses on health issues that are caused during or by playing sports. While sports medicine sounds like something only professional athletes need, it is also beneficial in treating children who play sports in school or as extracurricular activities, as well as adults who play sports recreationally. Sports medicine focuses on helping people reach their body's maximum capabilities so that they can perform their best in the safest way possible. When an injury happens or a condition develops, sports medicine focuses on treating these issues so the patient can return to their original health and continue to play their sport.

Our physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine understand the nuances of active individuals, the nature of sports-related injuries, conditions and surgeries, and are skilled in helping individuals heal and strengthen themselves. In sports medicine, physical therapists focus on helping the individual heal, return to their game and reduce the chance of reinjury. They employ sports-specific training unique to the individual and his or her sport.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy is designed to treat communication dysfunctions such as motor speech disorders that may affect speech, along with swallowing disorders. Speech therapy is led by speech therapists, who work to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders in both children and adults.

For all patients with speech or language barriers, our therapists will complete a performance evaluation. Your therapist will evaluate your speech and language skills, including speech clarity and quality of voice, verbal and written expression (putting your thoughts into spoken words and writing), and auditory and reading comprehension.

For patients experiencing feeding and swallowing difficulties, we evaluate you to determine whether it is safe to eat by mouth. If so, we determine what diet is most appropriate, what maneuvers or postures are best for feeding, and what exercises can rehabilitate your feeding and swallowing. We may also assess your cognitive-linguistic skills, which include reasoning, problem-solving, memory, sequencing, orientation and executive functioning skills.

After a full evaluation, your therapists develop a treatment plan that focuses on improving function in any of these areas by increasing strength of the speech and swallowing muscles and teaching compensatory strategies as appropriate.

Occupational health

Occupational health is an evidence-based practice that supports patients who have challenges when it comes to completing everyday tasks or occupations. Therapists help them live life to the fullest by promoting wellness and preventing (or living better with) injury, illness or disability. The end goal is to enable the patient to be in an optimal environment that makes life easier.

Occupational health is beneficial because it helps to change a patient's environment in the most effective ways. A patient working through occupational therapy will feel more in control of their life, stronger and more confident because they have been given the tools to adapt their environment to their lives.
If limitations are hindering an individual from activities of daily living, such as bathing, using the restroom, getting dressed, eating, moving around, grooming or sleeping, occupational health can help. Occupational health lets people of all ages fulfill the activities they want and need to do.

Our new locations

Dameron Rehabilitation Services

2021 W. March Lane, Third Floor
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: 209.461.3142

For more information, visit DameronHospital.org/Services/Rehabilitation-Services.

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Physical Therapy

2600 Reynolds Ranch Parkway, Suite 120
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone: 209.334.8566

For more information, visit AdventistHealth.org/Lodi-Memorial/Services/Therapy-Rehabilitation-Services.

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