The Rehabilitation Services Department has been providing quality care to the people of the Fort Defiance community and beyond. We aim to improve the overall health, mobility and communication of community members of all ages through Physical therapy, Speech Language-Pathology, Occupational therapy, and Audiology services.
In order to access these services, please obtain a referral from your primary care provider.
Focus on promoting mobility and function to improve patient quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. PT’s specialize in movement-related impairments from a biomechanical /kinesiology standpoint through various techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, modalities, Functional Dry Needling, Neuromuscular Re-education, gait analysis, patient education and use of a home exercise program. Impairments addressed include:
Focus on improving a patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). OT’s facilitate building skills that enable a person to participate in meaningful occupations such as feeding, playing, socializing, and attending school. The approach includes wellness promotion, rehabilitation, and habilitation. Areas of practice include:
Specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders (speech disorders and language disorders), cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders, and play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (often with pediatricians).
Specialize in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular system portions of the ear. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing, tinnitus, or balance problems. They dispense, manage, and rehabilitate hearing aids and assess candidacy for and map cochlear implants.
TMC Specialty clinics (not provided at NHDC, however referral can be placed to TMC)
Rehabilitation Department Policies
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