• Advanced Wound Care Management
  • Electric Wheelchair Driving Program
  • H20 SIPS Program
  • Low Vision
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation / Vital Stim for Swallowing
  • Right Way Café
  • Wheel SMART
  • Walk to Dine
  • Wii Gaming Technology
  • Outpatient Rehab

Advanced Wound Care

Our wound care program combines the skills of therapy with the expertise of our nursing staff for wound prevention and treatment.  In order to be a part of our Advanced Wound Care Program, the therapists have completed core requirements in advanced wound care training and participate in ongoing education.

Electric Wheelchair Driving Program

The purpose of the power wheelchair program is to establish competence of a patient's ability to safely operate a newly received power wheelchair or scooter within the facility, home, or community.  This program is a driver's ed program with operating violations, violation penalties, and a generic driver's license to signify to the patient that he/she has completed the wheelchair driving program at Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

H2O SIPS (Hydration, 2 times daily, Oral care, Swallowing, Intake, Positioning, Safety)

This program is an interdisciplinary approach designed to improve oral care, safe fluid intake and hydration for patients who meet program criteria.

Low Vision

This is a program for patients with decreased vision and that have difficulty adjusting to a new environment and the effects on the individual. This involves the entire team. The patient is evaluated to determine individual deficits and is then provided with compensatory training and techniques to help integrate and increase functioning in their environment.

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.

Walk to Dine

Walk to Dine Program is a program for residents who have the potential and desire to ambulate to and from the dining room.  Each resident is evaluated by the physical therapist who will develop an individualized treatment plan which focuses on strengthening, balance, gait training, and staff education.

This program is designed to improve quality of life and increase socialization with other residents.

Wii-habilitation

The Nintendo® Wii enhances patient outcomes by providing a multimedia, interactive stimulus that incorporates hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, physical endurance and muscular skeletal motion.  Not only does it provide depth perception, memory skills and adaptation to desired functional outcomes, but it’s fun!

Outpatient Rehab

These facilities offer a continuum of care for those who are seen for short term rehabilitation stays and then return home with the need for further therapy provided by Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech/Language Pathology to meet their full rehab potential.