How Does Play Therapy Work?

Published on: 2019/12/19
Play helps children develop their unique potential and is vital for healthy brain development. Play allows a child to express themselves. The Association of Play Therapy reports that "play is a child's language and toys are the child's words." The Association for Play Therapy also noted, "Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop… Read More


Astym Treatment Targets Soft Tissue Pain

Published on: 2019/11/11
If a chronic condition is causing pain in your daily life, Astym treatment may be for you. The treatment is designed to regenerate soft tissues and remove unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym (pronounced “a-stem”) is a scientifically developed treatment method designed to target the cause of pain, not just the symptoms. The treatment… Read More


15 Tips To Avoid Falls

Published on: 2019/11/06
Falling is the #1 cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors, according to the National Council on Aging. For Americans 65 and older, the fear of falling is a real and terrifying prospect. However, there are ways to reduce the risk of falling. The CDC estimates at least 3 million older adults visit the emergency room for fall-related injuries… Read More


What Does a Speech-Language Pathologist Do?

Published on: 2019/10/03
At Comprehensive Rehab, we have a highly-qualified staff of speech-language pathologists. But what does a speech-language pathologist do?   Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. While informally known as “speech therapists,” speech-language pathologists hold at least a master’s degree and are state certified/licensed in their field.   They work with… Read More


The Listening Program Musically Helps The Brain

Published on: 2019/10/03
Music impacts brain function and behavior. At Comprehensive Rehab, we use The Listening Program®, a music listening method designed to improve brain health as part of our occupational therapy programs. The Listening Program (TLP) involves listening to acoustically-modified instrumental music to assist with symptoms in the diagnosis of ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, autism, and developmental delays.   TLP is designed… Read More


Setting Goals Key Part of Therapy

Published on: 2019/10/03
At Comprehensive Rehab, goal setting is a key element of any treatment program. Setting goals provides a foundation for our treatment programs. Our interdisciplinary approach allows us to provide a more holistic treatment program resulting in more integrated treatment results between therapies. Together we establish the best plan for each individual and set goals to measure progress along the way.… Read More


What is Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Published on: 2019/10/03
Hard “knots” within a muscle can be painful. Our physical therapists use Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling as a treatment option. Those hard muscle knots are known as “trigger points.” They can cause pain over a large area, making it difficult for a suffer to perform everyday tasks. Together, painful muscles and trigger points are sometimes called myofascial pain syndrome.… Read More


Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?

Published on: 2019/10/03
At Comprehensive Rehab, our occupational therapists work with children to develop their fine motor skills. Why is that important? What are fine motor skills? Fine motor skills involve the use of small muscles that control the hand, finger, and thumb. The skills refer to detail-oriented tasks, such as feeding, coloring or building with blocks. In contrast, large (or gross) motor… Read More