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Dhr health – neuro-therapy institute

Aquatic Therapy

The DHR Health Aquatic Therapy Institute combines the benefits of exercise and therapy with the advantages of warm water in order to meet the needs of patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. Aquatic Therapy utilizes the warm, buoyant and resistive properties of water to help manage pain, reduce stiffness and increase joint mobility.

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

BFR is the application of a specialized tourniquet system to an arm or leg, which is inflated, to a personalized and specific pressure to reduce blood flow to an exercising extremity. This allows us to achieve significant improvements in muscle strength and size with very low loads of stress to the joint. BFR has extensive research that shows its effectiveness and safety. Professional sports organizations and advanced sports medicine facilities use BFR with positive results in conditions not limited to total joint replacements, achilles repairs, fractures, rotator cuff repairs, muscle strains, nerve injuries, post-operative conditions, tendinopathies and sports medicine injuries.

Hand Therapy

Hand therapy treats orthopedic upper-extremity conditions of the hand and arm. Conditions seen by the occupational therapist trained in hand therapy include fractures of the hand or arm, lacerations and amputations, burns, and surgical repairs of tendons and nerves. The outpatient therapy also helps patients suffering from tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The ultimate goal of hand therapy is to ensure that the rehabilitation process promotes healing while also enabling clients to perform meaningful activities in their daily lives. Hand therapy engages the patient in focus therapies to help the healing process and foster positive outcomes for quality of life activities.

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema Therapy addresses the needs of individuals experiencing abnormal swelling. Occupational therapists, trained in the Vodder Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and complete Decongestive Therapy, work with each individual to establish a treatment plan to control swelling.

Neuro-Therapy

At this first-of-its kind facility, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists combine the latest neuro-rehabilitation technology with a hands-on approach to help clients reach their full potential. Our specialty-trained clinicians partner with patients to help them regain mobility, confidence, and independence.

DHR Health Neuro-Therapy Institute specializes in the care of adults affected by stroke, brain injury, concussion, Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), spinal cord injury, limb loss, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, vestibular and balance disorders, speech and swallowing deficits, and many other conditions.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy program helps patients develop the skills needed to attain a job, such as basic self-care and personal grooming, home care, driving, and other functional activities. Treatment is planned around each individual’s specific needs and goals, with the ultimate goal of providing as much independence as possible. Our therapists also work with the family or caregiver to ensure a smooth transition from the hospital setting to home.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

DHR Health Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute is the premier facility for advanced evidence-based rehabilitation of Orthopedic and Sports related injuries and conditions. At our many facilities conveniently located throughout the Rio Grande Valley, we offer multispecialty rehabilitation programs to help patients return to the highest level of performance and enjoy a healthy, active life. From chronic conditions and simple strains or sprains to traumatic injuries and complex surgeries, the DHR Health Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute provides innovative rehabilitation services to optimize function, improve quality of life, and empower patients to quickly achieve their goals. Our expert level clinicians lead subspecialized teams to provide one-on-one care that is unmatched in the Rio Grande Valley. For a Faster Recovery and Lasting Results, choose DHR Health Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

DHR Health Pelvic Floor Therapy is an outpatient rehabilitation service that delivers evidence-based and outcomes-driven care, which enables the patients to have relief from pelvic floor muscular dysfunction and achieve functional goals. The Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Team is trained to develop an individualized treatment program using a variety of techniques that alleviate pelvic floor dysfunction.

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation

The cardiac rehabilitation program is for patients who have suffered a heart attack, have congestive heart failure or had a surgical cardiovascular procedure. Cardiac rehabilitation improves quality of life by reducing the risk of serious complications or additional cardiac events. The program includes exercise, nutritional counseling, risk factor management and lifestyle modification.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy program helps patients achieve muscle control, balance, flexibility and mobility, as well as build strength and endurance. We provide care for a variety of physical and functional challenges that result from brain injury or stroke, orthopedic injury, musculoskeletal condition, spinal cord injury, amputation, or neurologic disorders. We help patients achieve as much function and independence as possible.

Pre-Operative Rehabilitation

Pre-operative therapy may help speed post-operative recovery by increasing strength and function. Therapy focuses on increased strength, range of motion, and endurance as well as decreased swelling prior to surgery.

Scoliosis

The Schroth Method for scoliosis is an exercise approach that is used to help elongate the trunk and correct muscle imbalance of the spine that happens when someone has scoliosis. These exercises are designed to strengthen and balance the inner muscles of the rib cage. This is done with the goal to change the shape of the upper trunk to help fix or minimize any spinal abnormalities. The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and the Spinal Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) supports the role of this Schroth method and it’s exercises used for scoliosis treatment. This treatment approach can be used to treat patients of ALL AGES who have been diagnosed with scoliosis including those patients that have gone through surgery. This method is not effective or applicable on those patients that have been diagnosed with scoliosis because of neurological conditions. For more information visit us at Orthopedic Sports and Therapy Institute – Alamo to see if the Schroth Method could be of benefit to you.

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapy program assists individuals who have trouble with communication, language and swallowing. Speech therapists and language pathologists diagnose and treat a variety of disorders, which can result from stroke, brain injury, or neurological conditions.

Sports Therapy

Our team approach is key to providing comprehensive injury management to athletes of all competition and skill levels. We provide the highest quality of sports injury management in the RGV. Our sports therapy program is designed to help athletes manage pain and recuperate from injuries. Through our partnership with the DHR Health Orthopedic Institute, we are the Valley’s Sports Medicine Team.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Our vestibular rehabilitation program helps patients improve their balance and minimize problems that are related to dizziness. Our team of therapists work with you to determine the best plan of action that will allow to resume regular activities and reduce the risk of injury.

DHR Health opens neurotherapy institute

For Joey Cantu, DHR Health’s newly opened Neurotherapy Institute is just what he needed.

“I started feeling a tingling in my fingers and my arms weren’t lifting too much and I thought it was maybe because I was laying down wrong,” Cantu recalled.

Cantu was diagnosed with Guillan-barre syndrome, a disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerves. It can cause muscle weakness and even paralysis.

According to a release – the neurotherapy institute will offer outpatient care for people who have suffered strokes, brain injuries and concussions – as well as many other conditions.

For Cantu, it means he won’t have to go to another city for treatment.

“A lot of the time you have to go to San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and a lot of times that’s a problem for our community it’s difficult for them to leave and now hopefully they don’t have to,” McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos said. 

For patients like Cantu – this means he can start his walk to rehabilitation without leaving the Valley or his family.

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MCALLEN, Texas – DHR Health recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting for its new 18,000 square-foot DHR Health Neuro-Therapy Institute in McAllen. 

Nathan Saffels, executive director of the DHR Health Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute, spoke at the event.

“DHR Health now offers eight specialized outpatient service locations including four orthopedic and sports therapy institutes, with our main location on the second floor of the Orthopedic Institute in Edinburg and a state of the art private therapy institute in south McAllen,” Saffels said. 

“As we continue to grow and expand our services throughout the Rio Grande Valley our goal has been to ensure that the residents in all of our communities have convenient access to the highest quality of rehabilitation services available.”

Saffels said DHR Health will be opening other specialized outpatient facilities soon in Starr and Cameron counties. 

“We are now excited to announce that for the residents in our communities there is no longer a need for anyone to seek specialized rehabilitation services outside of the Rio Grande Valley. And that is a major accomplishment for everyone across the Valley.”

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