Occupational and physical therapy

The Nathaniel Witherell provides occupational and physical therapy for general medical conditions.

Our occupational and physical therapy services include but are not limited to: 

  1. Care for end-stage renal disease: To reduce the impact of end-stage renal disease and help to relieve symptoms, our rehab team looks to increase your levels of physical activity and aerobic exercise to prevent functional decline. Studies have shown that those who exercise regularly have better:
  • quality of life 
  • physical functioning 
  • sleep quality scores 
  • report fewer physical activity limitations 
  • and are less affected by pain or poor appetite. 

We provide physical therapy and/or occupational therapy to help rebuild your strength and to learn self-care skills as necessary related to kidney care.

  1. Cancer recovery: Cancer and its treatment often cause physical, mobility, and cognitive issues that can make it harder to do daily activities, return to work, or continue with cancer treatment. They can have an impact on your overall health and quality of life. Our cancer rehab can help with these issues, and help mitigate:
  • pain and swelling
  • fatigue
  • problems swallowing or chewing food 
  • numbness 
  • increase mobility such as climbing stairs, walking, getting out of a chair, to help you stay as independent as possible. We also can provide a dietary plan.
  1. Arthritis: We all need to exercise, but it’s even more important for people with arthritis, as exercise will increase your strength and make moving easier. Exercise:
  • strengthens the muscles around joints
  • helps maintain bone strength
  • helps control weight gain 
  • improves balance 
  • helps fight fatigue. 

Our team creates individualized treatment programs that can improve your quality of life. 

  1. Sepsis management:  Recovery from sepsis usually begins in the hospital, then transitions to facilities like ours, where we help you get back to being able to perform daily activities. Typically, those who have suffered from sepsis face increased weakness, fatigue, aches, insomnia, anxiety, loss of balance and appetite, so rehab is important to recovery.
  2. IV Therapy: IV (intravenous) therapy is a safe and fast way of distributing vital nutrients and fluids directly into your bloodstream. It is often recommended post-hospitalization, or when someone is dehydrated due to a specific condition that might be: diabetes, asthma, hangovers, cardiovascular disease, migraines, other deconditioning diseases and depression.