Blackwater Short-Term Rehab Center
The Blackwater Rehab Center at CortlandAcres has private examination rooms and equipment required to treat all major types of musculoskeletal injuries. The 3,700 sq ft. center includes a therapeutic pool, a spacious gym large enough to provide room for functional assessments of persons with sports injuries, and more.
Post-Hospital and Post-Surgical Care
Cortland Acres can provide specialty care for patients discharged from the hospital after undergoing a major surgical procedure who are not ready to look after themselves at home. Our staff will manage the medical and logistical needs required to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home while promoting function, safety, and independence in as short of a stay as possible.
If you are experiencing neuromuscular or skeletal dysfunction, a therapist will evaluate your condition and devise your treatment program. Depending on your needs, the program may include:
o Exercise for improved muscle function, coordination, endurance and mobility
o Training in gait stability postures and positioning
o Training in bed mobility
o Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range of motion
o Wound care
o Training with adaptive equipment such as walkers
Problems with communication and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) are treated by speech-language pathologists. Their work aids in the recovery of speech, language, memory and dysphagia functions. At the Rehab & Fitness Center, a pathologist devises a plan for each person’s needs, such as:
o Verbal and non-verbal communication, including the use of augmentative systems (such as computers) when necessary
o Oral muscle strength and functioning for speaking and swallowing
o Evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, including diet recommendations
o Compensation for word-finding problems
o Critical thinking for activities of daily living and communication
The Rehab & Fitness Center at Cortland provides a variety of specialized sports medicine programs. Whether you need evaluation, rehabilitation or a conditioning program for a particular sport, our care plans are designed with the specific needs and physical condition of each patient in mind.
Our facility is equipped to care for a variety of athletic injuries, and experienced therapists provide personal, supportive care to help you return to your previous level of activity safely and quickly.
Sports medicine services at Cortland’s Rehab & Fitness center include:
o Knee and shoulder evaluation and treatment
o Training & Conditioning
o Adolescent Injury Assessment (age 14-18)
o Manual therapy
o Mobility skills
o Movement control
o Post-partum musculoskeletal assessment
o Weight regulation fitness
o On-site physical therapy for injuries