Enhancement Therapy

  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation / Vital Stim for Swallowing
  • Right Way Café
  • Wheel SMART

Therapeutic Modalities

Our therapeutic modalities incorporate evidence-based treatment protocols utilizing devices such as: electrical stimulation, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS), therapeutic ultrasound and short wave diathermy.  By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, therapeutic modalities increase patient comfort and tolerance to treatment.  This enables therapists to introduce earlier more aggressive therapy interventions to help improve function and recovery. Therapeutic modalities also allow therapists to treat more complex conditions, decrease muscle disuse atrophy, enhance soft tissue healing through increased circulation and improve neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.

Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) / Vital-Stim® for Swallowing

This non-invasive e-stim therapy is specifically used to treat dysphagia and increase swallowing function.  It helps retrain the muscles used in swallowing along with exercise therapy designed by the Speech-Language Pathologist to decrease the risk of aspiration and reduce dietary restrictions.

Right Way Café

Patients participate in a multi-disciplinary dining room screening process designed to identify areas in which interventions can be implemented to support a positive dining experience. This program is the foundation for promoting restorative programs and also monitors functional maintenance at the time of discharge from therapy, continuing a patient's journey along the continuum of care.

Wheel SMART (Seating Mobility And Rehab Technology)

An interdisciplinary approach to address the needs of those dependent on wheeled mobility.  The program assesses the seating and/or positioning components for structural support, skin health and reduction of secondary medical complications as a result of non-optimal seated postures.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Bernice Nursing and Rehab offers outpatient rehabilitation services for those patients in need of short term rehabilitation.  We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies to meet each patients full rehabilitation potential.  

Our goal is to offer a variety of rehabilitation services that help our patients return to their lifestyle following an accident, injury or illness.  Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach is designed to bring our patients back to their maximum level of function quickly and effectively.  Our programs focus on sports injuries, patients recovering from surgery, strokes, heart attacks, neurological and orthopedic conditions and disabilities.

  • Post Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Endurance/Strength Training
  • Sports Medicine / Enhancement Therapy