Small Business Thursday—Niagara Therapy, LLC
Niagara Therapy, LLC is a specialized office for individual therapy. We focus on a team approach to achieve your goals. By acting as a team, we can ensure the MOST EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT path for your independence. Niagara Therapy, LLC provides individual care for YOU.
Niagara Therapy focuses on occupational, physical and speech therapy for people of all ages. They are a locally owned and clinically operated company based right here in Erie, PA. Depending on your needs, their staff will personalize a special care plan for each individual patient that walks through the doors. Their facility consists of speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists for both kids and adults that need the proper help.
Niagara Therapy also uses a lot of advanced technologies to better help their patients. They have a Sanet NeuroSensory Vision Integrator that can help to improve “visual abilities for children and adults” that can help with things such as motion sickness and concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. Another technology that Niagara has access to is an Interactive Metronome. These devices can help to improve neurological functions in both children and adults. These functions include “attention, focus, motor planning, auditory processing and sequencing.” And another technology that is used is called an Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation. This device is used by both occupational and physical therapists to loosen up “tight and sore muscles while reducing and eliminating pain” to make the patient’s day-to-day like much easier. These are just a few of the advanced technologies used at Niagara Therapy.
What Do They Do?
Occupational Therapy help enable people of all ages to fulfill their goals, whether that be to promote health or to prevent injury and/or illnesses. A common aspect of the job of an occupational therapist is to help children with disabilities to become better acquainted with their school activities and classes, and their peers. And for older adults, occupational therapists help them deal with cognitive and physical changes occurring in their lives.
Physical Therapy is used to help those who are injured or ill by improving their movement and finding ways to manage their pain properly. They will often use exercises to help strengthen muscles and improve on their overall mobility. Some of these exercises include stretching maneuvers, exercise equipment, and also hand-on therapy practices. Physical therapists have to know the right course of treatment depending on how mobility was lost or how it deteriorated. They work will all age groups, but some may have a specialty that allows them to narrow the focus.
Speech Language Pathologists asses, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. SLPs work with everyone from babies and adults and help to expand on their speech sounds, overall language, social communication, voice, fluency, and as mentioned above, feeding and swallowing. Through hearing someone speak, SPLs are able to identify treatment options and create an individualized plan for all of their patients. Just like with most medical professions, SPLs may have a particular field they like to work in, or a specific group of people they like to work with.
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