Rehabilitation Services

Offering the region’s most specialized therapists and support staff.

The Rehabilitation Services Department at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC) is dedicated to providing the best care for patients in a comfortable, caring and nurturing environment. The staff is comprised of highly-skilled, experienced therapists with advanced training in their specialty.

Rehabilitation Services at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC)

These staff members include:

  • Licensed Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Licensed Audiologist
  • Licensed Physical Therapists
  • Registered Occupational Therapists

Improving patient health and meeting rehabilitation needs are the main priorities for all returning patients to their regular daily activities as quickly as possible. Additionally, patient education and home exercise is highly emphasized so that patients are active participants in their therapy. Patient involvement is critical and vastly improves clinical outcomes.

The latest scientific evidence is highly incorporated into all treatment protocols. All therapists continue to stay apprised of new treatment techniques by attending continuing education courses and by achieving specializations and certifications.

Physical Therapy (Adult)

Licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants are experienced in the evaluation and treatment of a full spectrum of physical injuries and limitations. Whether the goal of therapy is to walk unassisted or to play sports, each therapy program is designed uniquely with the individual in mind.

Exercise and therapeutic modalities are combined with hands-on skills to promote healing and improve function. The physical therapy team works with each patient to maintain levels of function and promote a continued healthy lifestyle by educating patients in self-management. Additionally, the team works closely with physicians in monitoring and communicating the patients’ progress.

Physical therapists are experienced in treating the full range of physical challenges which include but are not limited to:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Dizziness and balance
  • Gait dysfunction
  • Joint replacement
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Work-related injury

Occupational Therapy

Registered occupational therapists use goal-directed activities to help patients achieve their maximum level of functioning. The occupational therapists evaluate the patient then use a holistic approach to address the unique needs of each patient.

Occupational therapy services are provided in a caring and dynamic environment with the patient’s privacy in mind.

A variety of diagnoses are treated through the Occupational Therapy program at MMCSC, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lateral/medial epicondylitis
  • Mobility issues with an emphasis on sitting and standing
  • Nerve laceration
  • Stroke with a focus on performing daily activities independently
  • Tendon injury
  • Upper extremity fractures

Speech and Language Therapy

The speech and language pathology staff at MMCSC provides clinical assessments and treatments of articulation, voice, fluency, language, feeding and swallowing (dysphagia) disorders.

Specialists utilize a variety of the latest therapeutic techniques, along with state-of-the-art instrumentation to create an individual treatment plan. patients undergo specific evaluations to help the therapists create treatment plans.

Such evaluations include:

  • Speech and language evaluations
  • Swallowing evaluations
  • Voice evaluations
  • Speech articulation screenings

While treatment plans may include:

  • Auditory training (Auditory Processing Disorders)
  • Dysphagia therapy
  • Individual speech-language therapy
  • Oral motor/myofunctional therapy

The speech and language pathology staff provides assessments and interventions for adults with communication and swallowing difficulties related to many conditions including:

  • Apraxia
  • Central auditory
  • CVA (Stroke)
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Pediatric and adult modified barium swallows
  • Progressive neurological disease
  • Processing disorder
  • Stuttering
  • Vocal cord nodules/polyps/paralyzed vocal cords

Audiology

An audiologist will use audiometers, computers, and other devices to test patients’ hearing ability and balance, determine the extent of hearing damage, and identify the underlying cause. They typically examine patients who have balance, hearing or related ear problems. Testing for infants to adults is available.

Testing may include:

  • Auditory brainstem assessment for neurodiagnostic and threshold assessment
  • Complete hearing evaluation services
  • Computerized balance testing; Videonystagmography
  • Computerized posturography evaluation
  • Otoacoustic emission testing (OAE)
  • Ototoxicity monitoring
  • Newborn hearing evaluations

Oncology Rehabilitation

The Oncology Rehabilitation program at MMCSC is available to all cancer patients and survivors in need, whether you are newly diagnosed, currently undergoing chemotherapy or long finished with treatment. We are committed to helping you live you best life and getting you back to the daily activities that are most important to you.

Many cancer patients and survivors are dealing with a wide range of effects from treatment including fatigue, weakness, poor endurance, emotional reactivity and more. Our Oncology Rehabilitation program and team approach will help decrease pain and frustration and allow you to regain your independence with a customized plan to address and treat your symptoms.

Our services include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Our team of specialists include:

  • Advanced Practice RNs
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Oncology RNs
  • Physical Therapists
  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Therapists

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are known as physiatrists and they diagnose, evaluate and treat patients who have both major and minor disabilities, as well as injuries and disabilities associated with chronic pain. The physiatrist’s goal is to restore physical function to maximum potential, relieve pain and minimize the psychological, social and vocational effects of disability

Physiatrists use the routine history and physical examination, X-rays, laboratory studies and other diagnostic techniques as other physicians do. However, physiatrists also frequently elect to use special techniques such as Electromyography (EMG) and Electordiagnosis as an extension of the physical examination. The physiatrist not only treats patients with medications, but also prescribes treatment modalities such as heat, cold, electrical stimulation, and biofeedback as well as selected types of therapeutic exercise.

Physiatrists are specialists who care, who empathize readily and who treat the whole person rather than a single organ or disease.

For more information on our Rehabilitation Services or to schedule an appointment, call 732.942.5921. A physicians referral is required to schedule an appointment.

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