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By: Meridian Rehabilitation Consulting  09-12-2011
Keywords: Exercise Equipment, Occupational Therapists, occupational therapist

Personalized Exercise Programs

With professional kinesiologists and recreation therapists as part of our team, we are able to provide clients with personal physical assessments and design an exercise program to fit any individual's needs and lifestyle. Our clinic has a gym and exercise equipment which can be used or our professionals can meet you at a local gym or pool. We also offer group exercise programs throughout the year to help people get into shape for their specific sport. Look for more details about these group programs in the spring and fall or

our kinesiologists for more information.

Return to Work Program

The program involves preparing the client both physically and mentally for return to work. The goal is to maximize the work tolerance of the client's physical abilities. We provide a gradual, all-encompassing physical conditioning program in a small group setting, geared towards strengthening and building up tolerances for a client's specific job duties. This program is usually a 4 to 6 week program, 4 hours per day.

Attendant Care and Life Skills Support Programs

We have therapist assistants and home care providers on staff who can offer our clients a variety of support both in the home or outside in the community. We can support people who may need help with bathing, dressing, homemaking, and meal preparation.

Seating and Dysphasia Assessments

For those people in wheelchairs our Occupational Therapists are trained to assess difficulties with seating and swallowing and can make recommendations for improvement. They often work with wheelchair suppliers and other seating professionals to alleviate pain associated with sitting in wheelchairs. Also, those people experiencing difficulties in chewing and swallowing food can get help from an assessment by our Occupational Therapists.

Managing Arthritis

Our Occupational Therapists and Kinesiologists have specialized training in managing arthritis and are available to educate individuals or groups on the topic. Our Occupational Therapist provides custom splinting for upper extremities and can design therapy programs to alleviate the discomfort that is associated with arthritis.

Geriatric Assessments and Seniors Exercise Programs

Our Occupational Therapists and Kinesiologists provide physical assessments for balance, strength, flexibility and endurance. Our Kinesiologist can help increase your every day function or improve your sport performance. We offer classes either at home, in a gym or at the pool. We are currently running a group exercise program at the Schubert Centre. The group is run by a Certified Kinesiologist who specializes in body and muscle function and can assess individuals and modify exercises to suit any level. Our Kinesiologists also have experience in working with adults 55+.

Cognitive Rehabilitation Programs

Rehab Programs are offered to those individuals who have had a decrease in cognitive ability, generally due to a traumatic brain injury. We design specialized programs to help with memory and everyday tasks such as budgeting, shopping and scheduling.

In-Home Assessments for Safety and Mobility

Our Occupational Therapists can meet you at your home and assess your safety based on your level of function and the layout of the home. Adaptive strategies and equipment may be recommended by the OT in order to allow you to function within your home with increased safety and ease.

Work Site Assessments

A work site assessment can provide valuable information for development of a rehab program or modified equipment that correspond to the physical demands of a job. It can also lead to modifications of equipment to help an individual perform their duties more effectively and with less pain or discomfort. A work site assessment is usually performed by an Occupational Therapist who will, when applicable, write up a report including recommendations to facilitate a return to work.

Ergonomic Assessments

An ergonomic assessment is valuable for all individuals who want to avoid discomfort or are already having discomfort in their daily tasks. Proper seating height and keyboard placement are just two examples of how an Occupational Therapist can assess and make recommendations to make an individual more comfortable at their job or in their home. Ergonomic Assessments are valuable to employers who wish to keep their employees healthier and more productive in the workplace.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) measures an individual's current physical abilities and compares them to their previous or pre-injury job demands and daily tasks. The FCE is a day and a half evaluation consisting of a series of tests to accurately test such things as lifting abilities, grip strength, and range of motion with reliable results. We use a Matheson testing system to assess and validate an individual's test scores.

Community Kitchens

We are involved in hosting community kitchens in several communities such as Vernon, Armstrong, Lumby, Cherryville, Salmon Arm and Enderby. Community Kitchens teach groups of people about cooking and nutrition. During a typical Community Kitchen a coordinator will provide food, equipment and menus to the group and will oversee the cooking process. Each kitchen usually involves several different recipes and participants are encouraged to bring empty containers with them so that they may take the prepared food home for a small fee. To find out more about our Community Kitchens, please

at Meridian.

Occupational Therapy Assessments with Children

We provide occupational therapy services for school aged children who may be experiencing difficulties in fine and gross motor skills, cognition skills, as well as seating difficulties. We are also a registered autism service provider. Public schools typically have their own Occupational Therapists but private and independent schools have regularly sought out our professional services.

Splinting and Hand Therapy

Customized splints, individualized assessments and therapy programs are provided to people requiring short or long term splinting. Splinting is provided by an Occupational Therapist who specializes in hand therapy. Splinting and hand therapy can provide treatment for conditions such as: ligament injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis and bone fractures.

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