Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Summer 2022

Comprehensive care ACMC Rehabilitation Services moved to its new location in the ACMC Health and Wellness Plaza in January. It offers occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and specialty rehabilitation services—all with the goal of helping patients gain or regain optimal function. + Occupational therapy focuses on restoring the skills people need for daily activities, such as working, self-care or home independence, following an injury or disabling condition. + Outpatient physical therapy addresses functional limitations using therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, joint mobilization, massage, dry needling or other treatments. It has been proven to help with pain management, balance issues, physical weakness and inflexibility. + Speech therapy focuses on communication or swallowing issues due to stroke, neuromuscular issues, pediatric speech delay, articulation problems and more. + Specialty rehabilitation services include therapy options to address arthritis, geriatrics, balance and vestibular disorders. Aquatic therapy is also available. Patients access ACMC Rehabilitation Services by entering through Premiere Fitness. be able to incorporate equipment at Premiere Fitness into the patient’s treatment plan. Patients are often encouraged to continue exercising at home or at a fitness center once their course of treatment is completed. Patients who choose to continue their exercise program at Premiere Fitness will already have a comfort level with the facility and equipment.” ACMC Rehabilitation Services’ new, renovated location in the ACMC Health and Wellness Plaza has more square footage and features two separate treatment gyms and a specialized treatment area for pediatric patients. “The new facility gives us more space and improves the flow of patients and caregivers within the building.” —Jim Pierce-Ruhland, ACMC Rehabilitation Services Director ACMC Pulse • 15