Scope of Practice Includes
● General Deconditioning
● Vertigo and Dizziness
● Prehab before surgery
● Chronic and Acute Pain
● Home Exercise Programs
● Cardiovascular Health
● COPD Management
● Range of Motion
● CVA Rehab (Chronic and Acute)
● Home Safety Assessments
● Bed Mobility
● Gait Training
● Transfers and Mobility
● Assistive Device Training
● Bone Fractures
● Back Pain
● Neck Pain
Assistive Devices and Durable Medical Equipment
The world of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is vast and ever changing. Odom Rehab therapists continuously follow the network: they learn which equipment best suits a client’s needs; they follow upgrades, updates and new technology to offer state-of-the-art products; they evaluate distributors and insurances to get equipment at the best price. Odom therapists take you through every step- from selecting the most appropriate equipment, to ordering and installing, to training on its use.
Nothing beats a good night’s sleep. Sleep allows the body to reset in order to function at its greatest capacity. Collaborating with your therapist will improve your ability to get in and out of bed safely, efficiently and independently (to help with those pesky bathroom trips), to roll and reposition yourself for comfort (and redistribute pressure), and to keep you nestled in bed, rather than falling on the floor. Our therapists focus on strengthening and technique training, in addition to adjusting bed heights and bed positioning, and utilization of bed rails and hospital beds.
The cardiovascular system is a key player in the rehabilitation process. Impairments directly linked to the system, like congestive heart failure or atrial fibrillation, are tackled through graded activity while ensuring that the proper heart rate, oxygenation level and blood pressure zones are maintained. Even with primary impairments in the muscular or nervous systems, cardiovascular health is vital for delivering oxygenated blood for healing, building tissue, cycling out toxins, etc., and therefore must be considered as part of the holistic treatment approach.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is progressive in nature, meaning its symptoms worsen over time. However, Odom Therapists can help in any stage. They can provide education when first given the diagnosis, proactively build your stamina and activity tolerance, teach energy conservation strategies, and guide you in managing supplemental oxygen. Our goal is to maintain your highest quality of life, and allow you to continue to do the things most important to you.
Dementia is a complicated disease with ongoing changes to movement, thought processes, behavior, personality and abilities. Odom Physical Therapists (PTs) are the movement experts, working to maximize the functions that remain. Odom PTs are specially trained to work with clients with dementia, meeting them where they are at to optimize their quality of life. Odom Speech and Occupational Therapists help to enrich the lives of patients with dementia by identifying communication strategies, encouraging participation in activities of daily living, like dressing and showers, identifying engaging and appropriate activities, and more. Odom Rehab offers unparalleled dementia programming: SensAbility was created and is implemented by Odom Therapists, and is designed to stimulate intact abilities through sensory processes to optimize a resident’s care.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) identifies these as the top factors associated with falls: lower body weakness, difficulties with walking and balance, vision problems, footwear and foot pain, home hazards and medications. Odom Physical Therapists operationalize our “Safe and Sound” program to combat every single factor on that list. Our therapists use a comprehensive approach, grounded in evidenced-based treatments and tailored to address your specific circumstances. Through identification, intervention and ongoing monitoring, Odom’s programming improves balance by 31%.
Seniors Housing Communities offer top-of-the-line equipment to their residents, but sometimes that can be intimidating! Odom Therapists can show you how to use equipment properly and effectively for your guided or independent fitness routine. Learn how to get the most out of what your community has to offer!
Odom therapists collaborate with clients in all walks of life. Whether you are striving to run pain free, to achieve the capacity to walk to and from the dining room, or to successfully walk from your bed to your bathroom, therapists walk alongside you to achieve these goals. Physical therapists strengthen the muscles needed to support your movement; they build your activity tolerance to go farther without fatigue. Our therapists teach you to recognize and refine your gait pattern; they train you to utilize tools like walkers, canes, or walking sticks, when needed. We get you where you need to go.
Our strength can be described with a simple principle: “use it or lose it.” This idea that we must keep our body active to keep it functioning is simple, however carrying it out is quite complex. Pain, fatigue, fear, and weakness perpetuate a cycle of inactivity, resulting in a spiral of decline. Odom Physical Therapists (PTs) spark the change that disrupts that spiral. PTs identify the factors disrupting your mobility, comfort and safety, and address them through a combination of education, stretching, strengthening, pain management, balance and stability training, and more to get you back to doing the things you love most.
Home Exercise Program
Exercising outside of therapy increases the rate of recovery. Odom Physical Therapists come alongside you to prescribe individualized, appropriate exercises and activities. PTs take into consideration your personal preferences, including simple and safe exercises in the home or working out in a fitness center. Our therapists ensure your mastery of the home exercise program, allowing you to confidently transition to independent performance and maintenance once you’ve reached all of your goals.
Home Safety Assessments
One of Odom Rehab’s biggest goals is to keep you safe and functional in your own home. Odom Therapists perform a 100-point inspection to address every possible scenario that you can face in your home. Such areas of inspection include: lighting to prevent falls; accessibility to frequently used items; layout of furniture to allow safe mobility throughout the home; door weight and maneuverability; floor transitions and slip factors; and much more. The first 30-days in a new home, or after returning home, are the riskiest. Odom Rehab guarantees a therapist assessment within 48 hours of first contact to ensure you feel safe in your own home.
Odom believes that humans were created to move. That is why we place so much emphasis on ensuring that you are able to move in all the ways that matter to you. Odom Physical Therapists (PTs) are experts on the musculoskeletal system, and its related dysfunction and disorders. Our PTs treat the source of dysfunction through a combination of stretching, strengthening, manual therapy, postural correction, balance and stability training, taping/bracing, and more to allow you the highest level of independence and comfort completing the activities you love.
The neurological system is one of the most complex systems of the human body. Its intricacy allows us to achieve incredible things, but it is also susceptible to numerous damage and disease. Examples include strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson’s Disease. The great news is that this fascinating system has neuroplasticity! It has the capacity to modify itself, both functionally and structurally, which is where Odom therapists work their magic! Physical therapists use techniques to reteach the nervous system, or in some cases, to learn new patterns that lead to return in function.
Pain is incredibly complex, triggered by physical stimuli, but also by things like stress, living environment, and mental state. At Odom Rehab, we believe in “Know Pain, Know Gain”. We teach you about your pain- why it exists, what it is telling you, and how to relieve it. Odom therapists address pain from all angles, including stretching, manual therapy, exercise, breathing techniques, mindfulness, yoga, aerobic fitness, movement, walking, relaxation, pool therapy and more.
Parkinson’s Disease Management
Parkinson’s Disease affects every person differently. Symptoms vary in presence and intensity. Our therapists address your situation. Interventions typically focus on gait training, with high utilization of UStep walkers, balance, strength and coordination. Your treatment is uniquely designed to optimize your functional capacity and overall health, addressing the aspects most important to you.
After undergoing surgery, your body has suffered trauma, which can impact your movement, pain and comfort level, and even your thought processes. Beyond that, returning to regular life can be limited by factors such as weight-bearing restrictions, blood pressure or heart rate parameters, or range of motion precautions. Odom Physical Therapists specialize in restoring your ability to move, act and think through individually customized interventions, all while following your post-surgical protocol to efficiently, but safely, return you to your prior level of function.
Therapy before surgery is known as “prehab”. Surgery is taxing on the body. The more you can prepare your body before a surgery, the faster the physical recovery will be after surgery. With your specific situation in mind, our therapists prepare the parts of the body that will be most impacted by your surgery, and optimize their function for a quicker, less traumatic healing process.
Range of Motion
In order to complete daily tasks like dressing, walking, or playing sports, your body relies on accessing the full range of motion it was created to have. Limitations to range of motion can cause pain, difficulty with movement, increased risk of pressure sores, and an inability to complete the activities most meaningful to you. Odom Physical Therapists identify the reason for the lack of motion, and then treat it through stretching, modalities, positioning, and manual therapy to get you back to your life, whether it be independently washing your hair, walking without tripping, or swinging your pickleball racket.
Transfers and Mobility
Vertigo and Dizziness
People suffer from dizziness for multiple reasons- fluctuations in blood pressure, vestibular deficits, medication side effects, and more. Your physical therapist will identify your specific reason, and treat it accordingly. Treatment varies from coordinating with your primary physician to ensure cardiovascular care or medication management, to resetting and retraining the vestibular system. Often, acute cases of vertigo can be treated relatively quickly, and exercises can be prescribed to keep symptoms at bay.