Occupational Therapy helps to restore function with activities of daily living, from getting in and out of the shower, to the ability to write a check. The Occupational Therapy Program at St. John Medical Center is designed to restore optimum functional living to the client through rehabilitation. Various therapeutic techniques and interventions are utilized to help patients regain their maximum level of independence. Our therapist will carefully assess each patient's functional status and design an individualized treatment plan.
The Occupational Therapy Staff includes a certified hand therapist, a certified work conditioning evaluator and a certified Lymphedema specialist. These are specialized credentials that are not found in every clinic.
The PT staff at SJMC make patient care their top priority by engaging one on one at the bedside for each treatment session while hospitalized. Early Therapy intervention has been linked with shorter hospital length of stay and increased patient independence on discharge.
Our SOC offers BID PT/OT sessions after total joint replacement surgery. In the accommodations of a 5 start hotel, our patients can receive specialized group therapy sessions in our large rehab gym among others that have gone through similar surgical reapair.
The therapy department at SJMC supplies dedicated staff for daily stroke rounds. As part of the accreditation process, Stroke team therapists are responsible for beginning rehab within 24 hours of admission during the most critical time of stroke rehabilitation.
Falling in the elderly population continues to be a trend in the community that can result in lost independence and relocation away from home. The therapist at SJMC designed The Balance Center in 3 phases to identify those at risk in the community and get these individuals the tools they need to maintain an active lifestyle.
Inpatient Balance Assessments
Each patient identified with balance deficits at SJMC is evaluated with specific outcome measures and trained for balance awareness until discharged from the hospital. Patients that continue to be at risk or have balance deficits are refererd to Balance Specialists.
Outpatient Balance Specialist
Each Therapist working in the outpatient Balance Center has taken coursework to hone the skills required to specialize in this cutting edge service line. We utilize our state-of-the-art NueroCom equipment for patients who demonstrate certain balance deficiencies.
Each patient is put through a battery of evidence based outcome measures and tested for balance deficiency to determine a plan of care that is specific to the needs of each client.
Every Therapist at SJMC is committed to educating the community through monthly seminars on the importance of balance. These educational lectures are performed at area nursing homes, independent living facitlities, senior centers, and health fairs as well as at the Balance center. Please call 1-877-597-6348 to sign up for the monthly seminar and free balance screening that are offered to everyone in the community.
Our State-of-the-Art outpatient facility opened May 2007. It features a highly qualified staff and high performance Cybex exercise equipment. At our location we can offer patients the best possible therapy to improve and restore maximum movement and functional ability.
It is widely known that swimming is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise available today. The natural buoyancy that water provides can relieve arthritis pain and the resistance of the water can provide strengthening. SJMC has an agreement with Westlake Recreation Center to provide aquatic therapy to those who can benefit from this structured rehabilitation program. Please call 440-414-6050 to schedule aqua therapy.
St. John Medical Center
Physical and Occupational Therapy Department
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300
Westlake, OH 44145
PH: (440) 414-6050
FAX: (440) 925-5194
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Once you obtain a referral from your physician, you can call our office at (440) 414-6050 to set up an appointment.