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A Program To Help Patients With Therapy

About

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • reWORK; work hardening & conditioning
  • RENEW; massage, acupuncture, SkinPen® treatments & more

Lymphedema occurs most commonly after surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer and afflicts approximately one percent of the U.S. population (2.5 million Americans), its seriousness is seldom understood in the medical community. Our certified Lymphedema specialists use a program known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), sometimes referred to as Complex Decongestive Therapy and is the recognized standard of care for most patients affected by Lymphedema.

Introducing our newest program, reWORK; a structured individualized treatment program utilizing the Baltimore Therapeutic Simulator II, computerized equipment, individuals can track their progress, allowing our patients to safely transition back into the workforce and prevent re-injury.

  • Develop strength and endurance
  • Simulate critical work demands
  • Education that stresses body mechanics, work pacing, safety and injury prevention
  • Assess need for job modifications

Wellness 101 is one of the services offered in the ECHRS family that supports our mission.

Therapy

Our physical therapists focus on independent ambulation, increased strength, endurance, and joint range of motion. Whether our clients require a walker, wheelchair, prosthesis, or no assistive device, we work closely to facilitate safe and confident mobility in home and community environments. 

Our occupational therapists incorporate a holistic approach to treatment, addressing our clients' physical, cognitive, psychological, and/or environmental limitations. Occupational therapy uses activities which are meaningful to the client while treating underlying problems such as deficits in strength, joint range of motion, coordination, balance, and cognitive function. 

Our speech therapists provide individual treatment programs regarding speech, cognitive, linguistic and swallowing disorders. Therapy focuses on improving language expression and reception, comprehension, reading skills, safe swallowing function, and oral motor skills for more accurate articulation.

Causes include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, infection, obesity, venous insufficiency, trauma, and joint replacement. Symptoms can include swelling of the limbs, heaviness , limitation of movement, repeated infections, skin thickening or hardening and discomfort. Swelling can range from mild changes your arm or leg to extreme changes that make the limb hard to use. Symptoms may not occur until months or years after cancer treatment.

Every patient’s symptoms and response to treatment varies, so the specific course of treatment needs to be specified to the individual. Treatment at Wellness 101:

  • is non-invasive and highly effective
  • restores ability to complete daily activities
  • controls the symptoms of Lymphedema

Our certified Lymphedema specialists use a program known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), sometimes referred to as Complex Decongestive Therapy and is the recognized standard of care for most patients affected by Lymphedema.
There are two phases of treatment:

PHASE ONE: Intensive

  • Daily treatments (1 or 2 times a day)
  • Duration depends on severity

PHASE TWO: Self-care

  • Garments (daytime)
  • Bandaging (daytime or night)
  • Exercises (daily)
  • Skin & Nail Care
  • MLD as needed (self-massage)
  • Follow up visits

Massage & Acupuncture

Skinpen Skinfuse Smart Skin Technoology

Enjoy the following services at RENEW:

  • Massage/Medical Massage Starting at $15/session*
  • Acupuncture Initial $75/consultation & treatment
  • Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture $55/session*
  • Auricular Acupuncture Starting at $35/session*
  • Aroma or Stone Therapy $10/session
  • Waxing Starting at $8/session
  • SkinPen® Treatments(click for more information)$275/treatment*

*Ask about our package options! To schedule an appointment, call (517) 543-2940 ext. 2804.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue to stimulate weak and inactive muscles, improve circulation, and reduce tension. Massage therapy can:

  • Increase circulation of blood and lymph systems
  • Relax and soften injured and overused muscles
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Improve range of motion and decrease discomfort for patients with lower back pain
  • Relieve pain for migraine sufferers and decrease the need for medication
  • Provide exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles of those with restricted range of motion
Therapeutic Medical Massage

A scientifically-based program of manual medicine, which include:

  • Connective tissue assessment and findings
  • Patient anatomical postural positioning, regional folding, and micro-folding
  • First- and second-layer soft tissue preparation
  • Deep tissue compression
  • Deep tissue to periosteum medical massage
  • Bony lever medical manual therapy
  • Laminar groove technique
  • Soft tissue groove compression
  • Joint physics
  • Joint repetitive motion
  • Joint cyclical motion
  • Facilitated Energetic Therapeutic Exercises
Acupuncture

Wellness 101 has a certified, full time Practical Acupuncture Practitioner on staff. Our most popular types of acupuncture services include:

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture
This treatment is gaining popularity for those seeking an alternative to face-lift surgery or other procedures.

Auricular Acupuncture
A form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body. This type of acupuncture can aid or relieve, smoking cessation, relapse, stress and anxiety.

Electrotherapy

Involving the use of electrical current for a variety of therapeutic purposes, including pain relief, reduction of swelling, muscle relaxation, speeding up of the healing process, and stimulation of acupuncture points. TENS Unit Therapy stimulates nerves close to the spinal cord, that can help eliminate the sensation of pain. Electrodes are placed on the skin over the area of pain in the back. This creates electrical impulses that travel along nerve fibers and create a tingling sensation.

Stone Therapy

Helps control the energy or blood flow and proper realignment of the body. Our massage therapist can use either hot or cold stones in therapeutic sessions. Hot stones are typically used for treatments of tight muscles and stress, whereas cold stones help with better blood circulation. Better blood circulation means that your body will flush out all the bad chemicals from your body. Stone therapy is usually not applied alone, but together with other forms of therapy. Acupuncture, as well as aromatherapy is often associated with this therapy.