Truly a very impressive group of professionals. I will never hesitate to refer people here! - Janet
About St. Lawrence
For over 40 years, physical rehabilitation has been our specialty. As a 166-bed, fully accredited, private, not-for-profit, physical rehabilitation hospital, we offer a wide range of rehabilitation services and programs on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Therapies include physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, and social and psychological services. We also offer Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Dysphagia Therapy, Driver and Vestibular Rehabilitation, Wheelchair Seating Clinic and Prosthetics and Orthotics. The center has a state-of-the-art Outpatient Health Center, which includes private examination and treatment rooms, lounge and splinting area, a spacious gym and on-site apartment for Activities of Daily Living. Patients and their families benefit from a team approach to rehabilitation which helps the patient attain positive outcomes and maximizes his or her independence.
Have you been experiencing periods of dizziness caused by head movements or by changes in position like getting out of or rolling over in bed or reaching for an object on a high shelf? Do you feel unsteady while walking especially in poorly lit areas? Have you noticed feeling overstimulated in busy or visually rich environments like the supermarket, difficulty reading or difficulty focusing on the computer screen?
Did you know that physical therapists with specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of such problems are able to address dizziness and balance impairments? The Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Program at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation’s Outpatient Department can help to eliminate or significantly reduce dizziness and instability, including treatment with repositioning maneuvers for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
The first step is to talk to your doctor about your symptoms of dizziness or balance problems and request a prescription for physical therapy. Once you have obtained a prescription for physical therapy, you can speak with an outpatient coordinator at St. Lawrence’s Outpatient Health Center at (609)896-2515 to schedule an appointment. If you have questions about the vestibular and balance program you may contact the program director at (609)896-9500 ext. 2383.
A few sessions may give you a better understanding of your problem and greatly improve your quality of life. You don’t have to live with dizziness!
Did you know?
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center is hosting a new support group for amputees and their caregivers. The group will meet first Tuesday of each month, beginning on Tuesday, May 7th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of St. Lawrence. Physical therapists from St. Lawrence will be at the meeting to facilitate.The meeting is for amputees at all stages of experience and their caregivers. Professionals who regularly work with amputees are also welcome to sit-in.The support group seeks to provide an opportunity for amputees to learn about recovery after limb loss and to network among peers. Everyone will be given an opportunity to contribute their ideas or make announcements that would be useful to the amputee community.
For more information, please contact Debbie Miktus at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, 609 896-9500, ext. 2303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SLRC is located at 2381 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville NJ 08648 For directions - http://www.slrc.org/contact/directions/
St. Lawrence is offering specialized treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. We have physical, occupational, and speech therapists who have received certification in the Lee Silverman program for speech communication (LSVT® LOUD™) and physical/occupational therapy (LSVT® BIG™). Both programs are innovative and effective treatments targeted to the needs of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease as well as aging and other conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. For more information, please call 609-896-2515.