What is outpatient rehabilitation?

What is outpatient rehabilitation?

What is Madonna TherapyPlus?

Madonna TherapyPlus is outpatient rehabilitation for adults and children with physical therapy, occupational therapy and more.

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Don’t let a nagging sports or weekend-warrior-related injury keep you sidelined. Our experts combine proven techniques with state-of-the-art technology, whether you have a sport or orthopedic injury or are looking for more complex neurological therapy, you will get the results you need to get back to life, work and play.

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Madonna TherapyPlus has four locations, three in Lincoln and one in Omaha, with highly trained clinicians who will develop a treatment program tailored to help you reach your highest level of pain-free movement.

Physical therapy is unique for every individual because Madonna TherapyPlus therapists develop a customized treatment plan for everyone they assess.  The broad definition of physical therapy is to restore movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury or disability.  This may include specialized exercises with state-of-the-art equipment available at Madonna's Main Campus and Omaha locations.

Occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals who are recovering from a serious injury or illness improve their skills for activities that we do on a daily basis, like getting dressed, showering, cooking, driving and more.  Occupational therapists at Madonna TherapyPlus will identify exercises and activities to meet the varying needs of each individual, including work and school re-entry, helping them reach their highest level of independence.

Speech therapy, also known as communication disorders, aims to help individuals with all aspects of communication, including talking, understanding what others say, reading, writing, concentration and more.  A speech-language pathologist will develop a treatment plan to address these issues, as well as evaluation and treatment for eating and swallowing difficulties.

After a concussion, some individuals may experience difficulties with vision, concentration, memory loss, irritability, fatigue, headaches, sleep and more.  Madonna TherapyPlus offers comprehensive services to address these symptoms, like physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, as well as work and school re-entry.

Madonna's Drivers Retraining Program includes an abilities assessment, driving evaluation, adaptive equipment,  training

Abilities assessment: To determine if driving is an option following an injury or illness, an abilities assessment is necessary. Madonna's instructors are registered occupational therapists with advanced training in driving assessments. Basic skills which are evaluated include:

  • Reaction time
  • Visual accommodation (day and night vision)
  • Visual and perceptual skills
  • Hand, arm and leg sensation, movement and control
  • Ability to get in and out of the vehicle
  • Problem-solving and judgment skills
  • Basic driving knowledge

Additional assessments by a physical therapist, speech therapist and psychologist are recommended as needed.

Driving Evaluation: Based on abilities and limitations, an in-the-car driving evaluation may be recommended. Using Madonna's training car, which is equipped with hand and foot controls, clients are evaluated on Application of basic driving skills and knowledge, ability to maneuver a vehicle safely, need for specialized equipment. Madonna's instructors also work with vendors to ensure proper modification of an individual's personal vehicle.

Adaptive equipment: Madonna's program includes evaluation and training with adaptive equipment using either Madonna equipment or that of the driver. Special arrangements can be made to use a van that is equipped with modifications.  Driver training can take place in the individual's community in his or her personal vehicle. If a vehicle is adapted, Madonna therapists can assess driving skills in the adapted vehicle.

Training: Sometimes clients need to improve specific areas such as reaction time and driving rules. The number of training sessions is determined by the need of the client. Training may include:

  • Relearning basic skills
  • Reviewing defensive driving techniques
  • Learning to use and care for specialized equipment

Expert therapy staff at three Madonna TherapyPlus locations, Main Campus, ProActive and Omaha, are specially trained in aquatic therapy and exercise programs. Aquatic exercise is a fun and energizing way to improve your health, increase strength and relieve pain. Utilizing the warm water therapy pool, many people find aquatic therapy highly beneficial while also being comfortable and relaxing. 

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:

  • Buoyancy of water decreases amount of weight bearing through the joints, making it an ideal form of exercise for people with arthritis, orthopedic injuries or movement disorders
  • Great for people with back pain or sports injuries as an alternative or complement to land-based exercise programs
  • For people with head injuries, spinal cord injuries or who have had a stroke, aquatic therapy and exercise is an opportunity to perform strength and flexibility exercises sometimes impossible on land.
  • Warm water is soothing to painful joints or muscles and relaxes tight or spastic muscles, allowing a more effective program.
  • Hydrostatic pressure can help decrease swelling and edema in joints.

Madonna's comprehensive vision program serves inpatient and outpatients of all ages with visual impairments resulting from illness or injury which affect daily living activities, including: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke/Aneurysm), Post-Concussive Syndrome/Mild TBI, Post-Traumatic Vision Syndrome, Cervical Trauma Syndrome.

Individuals referred for vision rehabilitation first receive a vision consult by a neuro-optometrist. If appropriate for treatment, the neuro-optometrist will direct the occupational therapist on the treatment plan, which may include the use of specialized equipment and teaching adaptive strategies applicable to functional activities to address vision impairments. These strategies will be applied by other members of the patients rehabilitation team during treatment sessions as well, to enhance learning and success. The neuro-optometrist will monitor the patient's progress through follow-up and adjust the vision treatment plan according to the patient's needs.

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