Types of Rehab:

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists specialize in treating disabilities related to motor and sensory impairments. They are trained in all aspects of anatomy and physiology related to normal function, with an emphasis on movement. They assess the patients strength, endurance, range of motion, gait abnormalities, and sensory deficits to design individualized rehabilitation programs aimed at regaining control over motor functions. Physical therapists help survivors regain the use of impaired limbs, teach compensatory strategies to reduce the effect of remaining deficits, and establish ongoing exercise programs to help people retain their newly learned skills. Disabled people tend to avoid using impaired limbs, a behavior called learned non-use. However, the repetitive use of impaired limbs encourages brain plasticity and helps reduce disabilities. In general, physical therapy emphasizes practicing isolated movements, repeatedly changing from one kind of movement to another, and rehearsing complex movements that require a great deal of coordination and balance, such as walking up or down stairs or moving safely between obstacles. People too weak to bear their own weight can still practice repetitive movements through facilitation from skilled hands, through FES (functional electric stimulation) and being partially supported by a harness.
Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy services provided are individualized to each patient’s needs and may include: self-care management training (training for self-bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting), strengthening, flexibility training, cognitive training and instrumental activities of daily living training (cooking, cleaning, finance management). All of the activities performed will assist the patient in maximizing his/her independence in daily life, with the ultimate goal of returning the individual to his/her previous level of function. Occupational therapists also teach people how to develop compensatory strategies and change elements of their environment that limit activities of daily living. For example, people with the use of only one hand can substitute hook and loop fasteners (such as Velcro) for buttons on clothing. Occupational therapists also help people make changes in their homes to increase safety, remove barriers, and facilitate physical functioning, such as installing grab bars in bathrooms.
Speech Therapy
Neurological injury commonly results in disorders of speech, language and swallowing therefore speech therapy is a vital component in the rehabilitation process. Neurological conditions can cause individuals to have difficulties understanding and expressing verbal language (aphasia) as well as with reading, writing and pictorial communication. Weakness, or lack of coordination in the muscles used for speech (dysarthria), can cause speech to be slurred and unclear together with difficulties controlling the volume and pace of speech. Individuals very often experience swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) which are not only extremely frustrating but may also be a safety concern as the individual may be at risk of aspirating their food and choking. Speech and Language Therapists specialize in the assessment and retraining of this essential skill so that the individual can mobilize the food more efficiently in their mouths and work towards achieving a safe and effective swallow. They will work closely with the individual and their families to maximize functional speech and language skills and establish the best long term management plan possible.
Tier Based Rehabilitation
Tier based rehabilitation is a program designed for those patients that need to pay for services privately or through state funds. Often these services are provided by our technicians and overseen by skilled care staff.
Auditory Integration Treatment
Berard auditory integration training (AIT) is an intervention developed by Dr. Guy Berard to correct or improve auditory hypersensitivity, distortions, and delays in the signals that interfere with an individual's ability to process auditory information normally. Inconsistencies and distortions in the way sounds are perceived can make it difficult to interpret auditory stimuli. In addition, Dr. Berard states that the ears must work together in a coordinated fashion. If the hearing in one ear is different from the other, the person may have auditory processing problems. This lack of coordination between the ears contributes to difficulties in following directions, comprehending what is said or read, and putting thoughts into words. Dr. Berard also states that some people hear certain frequencies much better than other frequencies. When this occurs, the person perceives sounds in a distorted manner, may be easily distracted, and may have difficulty understanding auditory information. According to Dr. Berard, these auditory problems are factors that contribute to disorders such as learning disabilities, attention deficit, dyslexia, hyperactivity, central auditory processing disorder, sensory processing disorder, autism and pervasive developmental disorder.
Life Coaching
The program teaches participants to effectively take responsibility for their lives by identifying barriers, setting goals, and implementing strategies for moving on with life and "living large." The program empowers people with neurological conditions and their families to take action and create positive change in their lives.
Nutritional Counseling
Nutrition in a rehabilitation setting often involves patients who could be on either end of the nutritional spectrum, with debilitated patients who are undernourished at one end, and patients who have recently been admitted for complications of obesity, such as coronary artery disease and stroke, at the other end. In between are patients in whom current clinical conditions require optimum nutritional support for recuperation and to enable effective participation in rehabilitation exercise programs. The focus of our nutritional program is on the consumption of whole plant based foods, the new three food groups; vegetables, legumes and whole grains. And limited or avoidance of animal based and processed foods. Check out www.summitjiceplus.com to order our whole food nutrition products.
Recreational Rehabilitation
Our program is designed to allow individuals who suffer from acquired brain injury and other neurological disorders and injuries to participate in activities that improve motor and functional recovery. These activities can include but are not limited to special needs yoga, therapeutic horseback riding, aquatic therapy, wheelchair basketball and adaptive mountain biking.
  • Neuroplasticity

    The human brain has evolved for thousands of years and just within the past few years through research we are finally breaking through and learning about the intricacies of brain function. Research has proven that the brain has and can network around injuries and or tumors to maximize function. With that knowledge, we as therapists are able to optimize recovery and restore function.