Therapies

SERVICES OFFERED AT MILPARK HOSPITAL

  • Bedside evaluation of speech, voice, swallowing, language and cognitive difficulties
  • Bedside therapy for speech, voice, swallowing, language or cognitive difficulties
  • VitalStim therapy for specified speech, voice and swallowing difficulties
  • Radiological evaluation of swallowing when required
  • Communication with the multidisciplinary team (including doctors, dieticians and physiotherapists) regarding diagnosis and treatment
  • Counselling and education for the patient, family members and caregivers
  • Assistance with planning for therapy upon discharge from hospital

OUTPATIENT SERVICES AT THE WANDERERS WELLNESS CENTRE:

  • Assessment of speech, voice, swallowing, language or cognitive difficulties
  • Therapy for speech, voice, swallowing, language or cognitive difficulties language difficulties
  • Cognitive stimulation therapy
  • Counselling and education for patient, family members and caregivers
  • Assessments and therapy aimed at return to work post stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Medico-legal assessments

COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES:

  • Home visits
  • Therapy based at residential care facilities
  • Education and training of staff at residential care facilities

EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES:

  • Training workshops for allied health professionals on the use of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA). Such workshops accredit the health care professional in this method of assistive communication.
  • Workshops on the following topics: return to work post brain injury; group therapy for adults with brain injuries/dementia/strokes; establishing community-based support services for elderly clients with dementia and age-related cognitive decline.