For more information about therapy services, call one of Meriter's Therapy Center locations.
Central - (608) 417-8250 DeForest-Windsor - (608) 417-3370 Hospital - (608) 417-6173 Middleton - (608) 417-8025 Monona - (608) 417-3131 Wellness Center - (608) 417-6102 West - (608) 417-8050
Our physical, occupational and speech therapists work together to address neurological impairments. Diagnoses treated include:
Lower/Upper Extremity Amputations
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Below you will find a listing of specialized services available through our therapists who specialize in neurological concerns.
Fall Assessments Our therapists use a variety of standardized tests to evaluate patients with a history of falls and balance concerns. The therapists measure each patient's fall risk and evaluate their mobility. Treatment programs and recommendations address each patient's specific functional needs.
Driver's Readiness Program This two-part evaluation helps determine an individual's ability to drive safely. For more information, please visit our Driver's Readiness section.
Wheelchair Fitting/Mobility Training This clinic is for patients who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility and who require specialized seating. Patients receive assistance in acquiring new wheelchairs (power and manual) and seating systems tailored to their specific needs. In addition, wheelchair users with seating problems are assisted in finding solutions.
Speech Therapy Speech Pathology provides diagnostic and treatment services to inpatients and outpatients with speech, language, cognitive or swallowing problems. Our experienced staff has specialized training in their areas of practice. We value patients and families as partners in the treatment process and place a strong emphasis on patient and family education. Visual Perception Assessment Our therapists use standardized tests and functional performance assessments to evaluate patients with visual disturbances including:
Depth perception deficits
Patients receive information on how to modify their environment to accommodate vision deficits.
Gait Training with Lite Gait This gait assessment and training uses a postural-control device that reduces the amount of weight borne by the patient. It can be considered for both children and adults with gait problems involving balance, posture and/or coordination. The device is useful for patients with varying abilities, and can be used by patients with CVA, incomplete spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and Parkinson's disease.
Vestibular Rehabilitation This service is for patients with dizziness and imbalance from diagnoses that include:
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Peripheral vestibular dysfunction (labyrinthitis, neuritis and idiopathic dizziness)
Central vestibular dysfunction (Multiple Sclerosis, following CVA/TIA)
New patients are assessed for motion sensitivity and undergo an ocular-motor examination including dynamic visual acuity. This examination checks vestibular-ocular reflexes. Our therapists also examine each patient for balance and functional safety using standardized tests.
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