Adults can benefit greatly from our services. Patients' functionality can significantly increase by assisting them in managing their pain and strengthening their bodies.

Shoulder

Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body and you use it every time you reach, lift, push or pull, and even when you write.  With all that activity, it's understandable why shoulder pain is a common complaint. Shoulder problems can be caused by traumatic injury, overuse, or just a lifetime of constant motion. 

Licensed occupational l therapists are trained to sort through all the causes and complicating factors of a painful shoulder.  At Destination Life, we can help you with both acute and chronic shoulder pain beginning with a comprehensive evaluation. This involves looking at your muscle strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and testing your neurological responses. Then we'll provide you with exercises and procedures to reduce pain and increase your strength and ability.

Back

Low Back Pain includes an intricate system of bones (vertebrae), intervertebral discs, nerves, ligaments, muscles and joints which work together to support the weight of the upper body. While most low back pain is due to injury or trauma, pain may also be caused by conditions such as arthritis, disc disease and osteoporosis. 

  • BACK INJURIES

    Back injuries can happen as a result of a fall or a car accident. If your back muscles are already weakened, bending or lifting improperly can also cause a strain or sprain. Lower back pain that happens from injuries is generally sharp, severe pain in the lower back or bottom of the spine immediately after the injury occurs.

  • HERNIATED DISCS

    ARTHRITIS OF THE SPINE

  • SPINAL STENOSIS

  • SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTION

  • DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

Hand therapy provides specialized care for patients with hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder injuries. Our certified hand therapists understand the unique challenges and use the most current techniques to help patients regain upper body mobility and function. 

Certified hand therapists care for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Amputations

  • Arthritis and joint replacement

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Dupuytren's Disease and release

  • Tendon and ligament repair

  • Nerve injuries

  • Wounds and burns

Hands

Neck

Most people in their lifetime will suffer from some sort of neck pain. But did you know the neck can play a major role in common pathologies such as shoulder pain, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are suffering from any of these pathologies or just general neck pain we are here to help you. Destination life  help you to find out the proper diagnosis and treatment.

The quicker you start rehabilitation, the better chance you have of recovery. Studies have shown there is an increased likelihood of regaining the ability to walk unassisted the earlier rehabilitation begins. According to the 2016 adult stroke rehabilitation guidelines released by the American Heart Association, whenever possible stroke patients should be treated at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Learn more about our advanced technologies and stroke rehabilitation specialists here.

Features of our stroke program include:

• State-of-the-art technologies and treatments
• An interdisciplinary approach to patient care with weekly team meetings to assess patient progress
• A hospital level of care that includes around-the-clock nursing care and frequent physician visits
• Proven best practices and therapeutic techniques

Stroke

Mental Health

Occupational therapists enable the participation and engagement of people in everyday living by using a holistic, bio-psychosocial, person-centred approach that encourages individuals to use their existing capabilities and strengths. Occupational therapists’ expertise in relationship building and the therapeutic use of self are significant tools in determining meaningful activities that motivate and provide incentives for psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery.

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Treatment Options

Our team of Occupational Therapists treat patients using evidence-based treatment techniques that speed recovery time, while reducing the risk of recurring pain in your low back:

  • Manual therapy to decrease pain, increase range of motion and improve function

  • Therapeutic exercises to strengthen back and trunk muscles that will improve functional movement patterns

  • Functional exercises that are tailored to your activity level

  • Self-management education to reduce chance of recurrence

  • Pain Modalities