St. Joseph Regional Medical Center offers a full line of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, and speech and language therapy. These services are offered next door to our St. Jospeh Cancer Center located at 1250 Idaho St. in Lewiston.
At St. Joseph Regional Medical Center we have a dedicated pediatric unit with a caring team of pediatricians, pediatric trained nurses and specialists. During your child’s hospital stay, we will do everything possible to make you and your child feel safe, comfortable and included.
St. Joe's offers Pediatric Rehabilitation in the Areas of Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy delivered in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Our pediatric therapists are trained to help children reach their potential and be successful in home, community and school settings. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality care and therapy using the latest assessment tools and resources.
Physical therapy at St. Joe's involves treatment to restore muscular strength, coordination, and balance, and improve range of motion.
Physical therapy also is used to help reduce pain, inflammation, muscle spasms and joint stiffness. Emphasis is placed on patient education, proper body mechanics and independent exercise programs to maximize effectiveness and prevent recurrence of injury.
The main focus of occupational therapy is to enable the patient to relearn basic motor or cognitive skills needed to perform everyday living tasks.
These independent living skills include eating, dressing, cooking, bathing, homemaking and community skills. Occupational Therapy is an essential element of the patient’s recovery process. It enables individuals to increase their independence.
Speech and Language Therapy
St. Joe's offers both pediatric and adult speech and language therapy. The pediatric speech and language therapy services are for children of all ages. St. Joe's is conducting comprehensive evaluations, creating individual treatment plans, and providing education and counseling to parents and/or caregivers.
St. Joe's staff is qualified and trained in the following areas and diagnoses:
- Speech production and articulation
- Oral motor skills
- Feeding and swallowing
Adult speech and language therapy provides both inpatient and outpatient services for adults experiencing communication, cognitive and/or swallowing impairments. Our team is qualified and trained in the following areas of diagnosis:
- Speech production
- Swallowing impairment/dysphagia
- Voice deficits