Pine Run Retirement Community’s expert therapy staff is trained in the latest advances in rehabilitative medicine and equipment in order to support a full breadth of care needs. We offer physical, occupational, and speech therapies on-site for all residents. Our objective is to support and assist each resident to reach their highest level of functionality, with care guided by appreciation and respect for the dignity and worth of each individual.

Our Rehabilitation Capabilities

We base our therapies on the individual’s needs and potential, not strictly on their symptoms or diagnosis. Our dedicated, skilled therapists help those we serve restore confidence, dignity, and a sense of self-worth by using state-of-the art modalities and advanced therapy techniques, including:

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps restore and maintain maximum movement and functional ability. For seniors, therapy can help improve mobility, balance, range of motion and physical strength.

Physical therapy helps improve function, musculoskeletal health, and mobility. Individuals with joint or muscle pain, or those who have balance problems or difficulty walking, can benefit from physical therapy. Following surgery, physical therapy can be effective in reducing pain, swelling and joint stiffness, and in helping regain lost muscle strength and endurance. Typical programs may include:

  • Therapeutic exercise.
  • Strength and mobility training.
  • Gait and balance training.
  • Muscle reeducation.
  • Innovative treatment modalities such as heat, cold, and electrical stimulation.

Physical therapy is a covered benefit by most insurances when ordered by your health care provider or with an initial evaluation by a physical therapist and a follow-up order from your doctor.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists can be instrumental in helping seniors regain or maintain their independence. Trained therapists work with a variety of diagnoses to educate, alleviate pain, improve safety, and enhance functional performance.

Occupational therapy is concerned with quality of life and can help people improve their functional abilities and adapt to life changes.  By taking the full picture into account — a person’s psychological, physical, emotional, and social makeup, as well as their environment — occupational therapy helps clients:

  • Achieve goals.
  • Function at the highest possible level.
  • Concentrate on what matters most to them.
  • Maintain or rebuild their independence.
  • Participate in daily activities that they need or want to do.

Innovative therapies, programs, and procedures include:

  • Education and training in daily living skills (e.g., bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, using the bathroom, meal preparation, home management).
  • Sensorimotor skills retraining.
  • Strength and range-of-motion training.
  • Cognitive integration techniques.
  • Selection and use of adaptive equipment.
  • Design, fabrication, and application of orthoses (splints).

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech therapy helps improve neurologically impaired abilities to communicate, chewing and swallowing disorders, memory, and/or communication difficulties.

Speech-language pathologists help with all aspects of communication, including speech, voice, language, reading, and writing. Our highly trained therapists use treatment modalities, specialized equipment, and leading-edge therapies to improve and/or maintain the ability to communicate. Speech therapy also strives to restore and maintain cognition.

To help restore normal function for residents who have difficulty swallowing, we have specialized dysphagia therapies. Speech therapies and procedures include:

  • Exercises to stimulate receptive, integrative, and expressive processes.
  • Sensorimotor activities to stimulate chewing, swallowing, articulatory, and voice processes.
  • Selection and training in the use of non-oral communication aids, including augmentative systems.
  • Specialized swallowing therapy.
  • Cognitive skills training.
  • Compensatory swallowing techniques.
Here is what past patients had to say:

“Marilynn was my therapist and she gave me exercises which I continue to do faithfully to stay limber. I actually have a better range of motion now.”
— Betty K.

“Dr. Blore made several visits to see me at Pine Run. The therapists were great – they kicked me out because I did so well! I was treated very well by all of the employees. I loved the care, but hopefully I won’t have to return!”
— Ruth S.

“I have been to Pine Run three times for rehab… obviously my feelings are very positive.”
— Jim P.

“Dr. Semanoff really helped me with my pain and Mary Lynn, Skip, and Dina were all excellent therapists. I have had several stays at Pine Run Health Center and highly recommend it.”
— Ruth W.

“The people at Pine Run were very nice and so sociable. The meals were good too. My therapist is the reason I am walking again.”
— Betty O.

“Dr. Burrows must have put my hip back together properly — it works! Grace, my speech therapist, was wonderful to work with; patient and very cute.”
— Bob R.

“I’ve been with Dr. Whitaker close to 24 years and he is doing everything in his power to keep me walking. He is superb and he really cares. I received excellent nursing care considering that they carried me to my bed on arrival and then had me walking in three days!”
— Pat D.