Neurological Rehabilitaion

Comprehensive Outpatient Occupational & Physical Therapy Services

Regain Function and Independence

We now offer more comprehensive outpatient neurological services including physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), and aquatic therapy in our Lancaster West office. Our multidisciplinary team approach creates a circle of care for our patients to ensure a comprehensive assessment and treatment for anyone experiencing the effects of a variety of neurological disorders. Many neurological patients require both PT & OT and this new program allows families to schedule appointments at the same facility eliminating the need to drive to different locations for each treatment.  The one-on-one individualized treatment sessions incorporate each patient’s goals, interests, and hobbies to improve safety, independence, and quality of life.

Our staff is a dedicated part of their patients’ care team helping them reach their goals.  Treatments incorporate creative exercise plans and research-based interventions to maximize recovery despite neurological injury.  They also use equipment that has been shown to facilitate recovery including functional electronic stimulation, LiteGait harness system, standing frame, and a home set-up space.  This neuro team is passionate about their patients and make therapy about discovering new possibilities, having fun, and celebrating your success.

Our Neurological Therapy Program Specializes in Treating Patients with the Following Disorders:

The Difference Between OT & PT

Physical Therapy

People with neurological disorders often stop doing activities they love because it is more challenging to move, but it’s important to remember when we don’t use it….we lose it!  Our PT’s have years of experience treating patients with a variety of neurological conditions.  Their passion and creativity in the clinic ensure progress even with the most complicated diagnoses.  Our team can help you with the following:

  • Reducing Fatigue
  • Advancing Stability & Coordination
  • Increasing Endurance
  • Improving Posture & Balance
  • Gait Training
  • Practicing Transfers
  • Regaining Motor Control in Arms and Legs
  • Decreasing Chronic Pain & Neuropathy
  • Vestibular Training
  • Trunk Control / Core Stabilization
  • Equipment Evaluation

Treatment may include:

Trialing AFOs to determine the best fit to improve walking speed and safety.

Personalized moderate to high intensity aerobic training that mobilizes neural mechanisms in the brain which create new pathways to help movement and muscle activation.

Functional Electrical Stimulation to increase muscle recruitment during training which can improve both walking with foot drop and movement after Botox injections.

Use of LiteGait to relearn basic walking skills, increase strength and endurance, and
promote neuroplasticity.

PNF training to improve gait and increase coordination of movements.

Use of external verbal & visual cues during movement exercises to improve balance and overall motor performance.

Occupational Therapy

Our outpatient OT has been treating neurological patients and working with their caregivers for over twenty years.  The focus of OT at our clinic is to improve our patients ability to perform everyday tasks with greater ease and independence.  This is accomplished by working on the following

  • Activity of Daily Living (ADL) Saftey & Independence
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IDAL)
  • Adaptive or Durable Medical Equipment Education
  • Cognitive / Executive Functioning Skills
  • Sensory / Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Energy Conservation Techniques
  • Coordination & Balance
  • Visual Perceptual Training
  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Strengthening
  • Pain Management

Lancaster West Therapy Team

 

Greta Myers, Neurological Physical Therapist, Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist (CSRS), Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS), and PWR! Moves Therapist.
PH:  717.735.8880
gmyers@hartzpt.com

 

 

Grace Wells, Neurological Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
PH: 717.735.8880
gwells@hartzpt.com

 

 

 

Wendy Enck, Physical Therapy Assistant and Aquatics Director
PH:  717.735.8880
wenck@hartzpt.com

 

We also have several others therapists in other locations who specialize in treatments for various neurological conditions.  Please review the following biographies for further information.

Lancaster-East Office: Beth E. Kauffman, DPT, GCS, LSVT® BIG Certified  Specializing in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Lititz & Ephrata Offices: Kevin Sisbarro, DPT specializing in vestibular, balance and concussion cases.

Ephrata Office:  Danielle Hardy, DPT specializing in vestibular, balance and concussion cases.

LiteGait Supported Gait Therapy