Physical therapy

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy staff identify the patients goals and help them to adapt performance of their life skills that have been impacted due to cognitive or physical impairments. Life skills include self-care (feeding, grooming, and dressing), homemaking/home management, vocational/occupational skills and leisure time activities.

Our occupational therapists utilize tasks to restore, reinforce and maximize productivity of all life skills. We offer services for adult and pediatric patients spanning the entire continuum of care from our ICUs through inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

Standardized Cognitive Assessments - Cognitive Performance Testing is utilized to provide families with information regarding possible need for supervision and/or assistance for family members with cognitive or memory concerns.

Bioness H200 electrotherapy for upper extremity weakness - An e-stim unit used to facilitate return of function of the wrist and hand - most frequently used with stroke survivors or TBI patients, but also with spinal cord patients.

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy - Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a 2-week intensive therapy program for qualifying stroke survivors that potentially increases arm function. Hands-on care with an occupational therapist stimulates the brain into "repairing its circuitry" so that stroke survivors might regain increased function of their weakened limbs.

Exercise by Design - Exercise by Design is a program that improves fitness after stroke through a special exercise program that begins with a personal fitness evaluation and includes professional assistance to develop an exercise program that's right for the patient. Upon completion, patients receive a recommendation for further exercises they can do on their own.

Social Skills Group - The Social Skills Group is a group designed to provide a supervised environment to work on development of basic social interaction and appropriate behaviors.

Interactive Metronome Program - The Interactive Metronome Program is a twelve session computerized program which has been shown to improve coordination as well as organization of cognitive processes.

Specialized Pediatric Services Offered:

Handwriting Groups - Our Handwriting Groups use multi-sensory techniques to help children develop fine motor coordination needed to make handwriting an easy and automatic skill.

Interactive Metronome Program - The Interactive Metronome Program is a twelve session computerized program which has been shown to improve coordination as well as organization of cognitive processes.

Listening Program - Our Listening Program is used to facilitate auditory and movement processing and to stimulate development.

Sensory Integration Therapy - Sensory Integration Therapy works to help clients to appropriately/accurately process sensory information which is received. In children, problems in this area can lead to learning disabilities and abilities to process and sequence information.

Social Skills Group - The Social Skills Group is a group designed to provide a supervised environment to work on development of basic appropriate social interactions. North Memorial has a unique Social skills group for children with high functioning Autism and Asperger's syndrome. This group gives them opportunities to demonstrate/use learned skills in a natural environment.
For more information about our Social skills group please contact us at (763) 420-7002.

Locations:

Rehabilitation Center
North Memorial Medical Center (plaza level)
3300 Oakdale Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 520-5690

North Memorial Rehabilitation Services
Arbor Lakes Medical Building, Suite 210
12000 Elm Creek Blvd.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone (763)581-9100
Fax (763)581-9101