Physical & Occupational Therapy

The United Memorial Summit Physical and Occupational Therapy Center is proud to provide high quality services aimed at improving mobility, strength and function. 

Our new, convenient location across from Genesee Community College is just one more way we are caring for our community...right at home.

Physical & Occupational Therapy Services 

Physical Therapy

Sports Therapy
This program’s foundation rests on the analysis of the athlete’s movement patterns, with needed corrections accomplished through functional, sports-specific training and exercise. Much emphasis is placed on the prevention of injury to the at-risk female sports participant.

Back Pain Treatment
Even after extensive work-up, only 15% of patients with LBP can be given a definitive diagnosis. Never the less, studies show that programs which incorporate correction of Sacroiliac dysfunction and core strengthening/stabilization exercise have a high rate of success, even with chronic patients. We have been using such an approach since late 2008 with strong outcomes.

Falls Prevention
This program’s focus is on balance and gait assessment with the development of corrective exercises that the patient should continue with at home. We encourage family and/or caregiver participation. PT evaluation is recommended for all elderly patients who have fallen twice in the last 6 months without a clear explanation such as medication intolerance or slips on ice.

Vestibular Rehabilitation
Treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) usually relieves symptoms in 1-2 visits. Therapy for unilateral vestibular hypofunction (from inner ear infection, labyrinth artery ischemia, etc.) typically responds well to habituation exercise in 3-6 weeks. Exercises for bilateral vestibular disorders (from auto-immune disease, aminoglycoside toxicity, etc.) generally results in significant, but incomplete, improvement.

Lymphedema Management
Our program employs a systematic, research-based approach utilizing four elements: manual massage/drainage, bandaging, exercise, and skin care. Consistent and lasting edema control follows 4-6 weeks of treatment. Daily patient self-bandaging is required during therapy; a pressure garment at discharge maintains gains.

Occupational Therapy

Functional Capacity Evaluation
FCEs are a comprehensive (typically 3 hour) examination that identifies an individual’s capabilities relative to their job requirements. The data generated is used to establish safe parameters for return to work. A physician, workers compensation companies, and DSS can request FCEs.  FCEs invariably require 3rd party pre-authorizations.

Craniosacral and Somatic Therapy
These techniques enhance healing in the nervous system and body. They tend to be particularly appropriate for patients with TMJ, fibromyalgia, migraines, Bell’s palsy, neck/back pain, and many other chronic conditions..

Hand Therapy
This program offers activities and exercises to improve/restore fine motor function in the wrists and hands following onset of injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, stroke and TBI.

Vision Therapy
This program offers the evaluation and treatment of deficits in eye teaming, visual pursuits, visual field, and motor occulo coordination. Brain injuries and chronic conditions such as diabetes, macular degeneration, and cataracts can be the source of these deficits

Aquatic Therapy 

Aquatic Therapy takes advantage of the properties of water such as buoyancy, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure, to promote overall fitness and rehabilitation to those who are unable to tolerate traditional land-based therapy programs.

Aquatic Therapy complements these traditional therapy programs and often can improve patient’s mobility, range of motion, and strength at a much faster rate, therefore, maximizing function. The water provides a unique environment for individuals suffering from chronic pain, muscle spasms, decreased range of motion, and limited weight bearing. Licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists develop a customized treatment plan specific for each individual’s needs. A physician referral is required.

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Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

  • Decreases Pain

  • Decreases Stress on Joints

  • Decreases fear/anxiety of movement

  • Encourages Relaxation

  • Increases Strength and Endurance

  • Increases Circulation

  • Decreases Swelling

  • Improves coordination and balance

  • Improves ROM and Flexibility

  • Improves posture and gait 

Conditions that may benefit from Aquatic Therapy

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation (ACL reconstruction, joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs, ORIF, spinal fusions, discectomy, laminectomy)

  • Amputations

  • Neurological conditions (brain injuries, CVA, Parkinson’s)

  • Arthritis (Osteo/Rheumatoid)

  • Chronic Pain disorders (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome)

  • Diabetes

  • Pre and Post Natal

  • Gait and Balance disturbances

We’re here to help.

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For more information or to arrange for an appointment please call (585) 344-5278.