Rehabilitation Services

Rehab Services is a specialized healthcare team comprised of Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists. The goal of rehabilitation services is to help people regain maximal independence following illness, injury or surgery. Our team is dedicated to improve, maintain, and restore physical strength, cognition, and function. We work with patients, family, and caregivers through training and education with the holistic goal to reach an individual’s potential for optimal level of function.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy focuses on enabling people of all ages to live life to its fullest despite specific illness, injury, or disability by participating in meaningful and purposeful activities of daily living (occupations). Areas addressed are activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, feeding), home management, safety, and upper extremity range of motion, strength and function.

Occupational Therapy services provided (Inpatient and Outpatient) »
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)/ Home management training
  • fully operational kitchen located in the rehabilitation gym.
  • Recommendations for adaptive equipment and training
  • Hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder dysfunction
  • Custom static splinting for the hand and wrist
  • Cognitive assessments/retraining
  • Energy conservation and work simplification training with cardio/pulmonary patients
  • Pre-operative teaching classes for total joint candidates
  • Pre-operative teaching classes for shoulder surgeries
Staff »
  • Amy Russo, MS, OTR/L
    Senior Therapist Rehabilitation Services
    University of New England, Graduated in 2007
    Employed at Memorial Hospital since 5/2008

  • Danielle Lemieux, MS, OTR/L
    University of New Hampshire, Graduated in 2009
    Employed at Memorial Hospital since 10/2013

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy helps to restore function, improves mobility, relieves pain, and prevents or limits physical disabilities following injury or disease. Treatment often includes exercises that focus on improving strength, balance, coordination and endurance. We provide education on the safe use of assistive devices such as walkers, canes, and crutches to provide stability with ambulation and mobility.

Physical Therapy services provided (Inpatient only) »
  • Evaluations and treatments for inpatients
  • Assistive device training for ambulatory surgery or ER patients
  • Pre-operative teaching classes for total joint candidates
  • Balance/Vestibular Therapy
Staff »
  • Michelle Mattei, MS, PT
    Clinical Supervisor Rehabilitation Services
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Graduated in 1998
    Employed at Memorial Hospital since 9/2004

  • Patty Keane, PT
    Northeastern University, Graduated in 1980
    Employed at Memorial Hospital since 10/2015

  • Maria Therriault, PTA
    Kennebac Valley Community College, Graduated in 2010
    Employed at Memorial Hospital since 7/2010

Speech Therapy (SLP)

Speech Therapy assesses, diagnoses, and treats developmental and acquired disorders of speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallow, and fluency.

Speech Therapy services provided (Inpatient and Outpatient) »
  • Modified Barium Swallow Evaluations
  • Swallowing dysfunction
  • Cognitive assessments/retraining
  • Assessment of aphasia
  • Augmented communication
  • Voice training/Articulation
Staff »
  • Marla Browning, MS, CCC-SLP
    University of Vermont, Graduated in 1983
    Employed at Memorial Hospital since 1993

Other

John Emery, CO, C.PED, BOCP, certified orthotist/prothetist contracted from Boston Brace Company for prosthetic needs and adjustment of braces. Patients can be scheduled weekly on Thursday afternoons. Call 603-772-2388 to make an appointment.