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Concussion Therapy

Concussion Therapy

Genesis Rehabilitation Services are experienced and specially trained in treating both children and adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or concussions. Our licensed physical therapists will work with you and your physician to determine the severity of your concussion. After your evaluation, our specialists will develop a return-to-play or return-to-work treatment plan, and use concussion testing technologies to set cognitive baselines and post-concussion benchmarks during your recovery.

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For patients, family members and caregivers living with a recent or existing traumatic brain injury, we offer our Brain Injury Support Group to share your experiences, challenges and receive support. 

    A concussion is a type of brain injury that involves a short loss of brain function and can be a scary injury. You can receive expert concussion therapy in Zanesville and Somerset for concussions and post-concussion syndrome without traveling far from home.

    Our therapists offer comprehensive concussion treatments after an assessment that may include:

    Balance assessment Neurological assessment
    Baseline Concussion Testing Oculomotor testing
    Cervical assessment Patient and family education
    Closed head injury, blunt head trauma Return to work, return to play assessment
    Concussion therapy SCAT-5
    Concussion with loss of consciousness Symptom management
    Concussion without loss of consciousness Vestibular screening
    ImPACT Testing Unrestrained passenger in car accident

    Baseline Concussion Testing for children playing sports

    For children at least 10 years old, Baseline Concussion Testing, also referred to as Neurocognitive Baseline Testing, is available at participating Zanesville-area schools. This 20-minute, computerized exercise measures your child's current attention span, memory, problem-solving skills and reaction time prior to playing sports. After a suspected concussion, your child will retake the test to determine if the head injury affected brain function. The results help healthcare professionals assess when your child can safely get back to athletic activity.

    If you are interested in taking the Baseline Concussion Testing, please contact the Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation at (740) 455-5151.

    Return-to-play program after a concussion

    Our Return-to-Play program is supervised and administered by licensed physical therapists specially trained in concussions.

    If your child or loved one receives or is suspecting of receiving a concussion, has a suspected concussion, he or she can be evaluated by one of our specially trained therapists. After the evaluation, a physical therapist will develop a personalized rehabilitation plan and monitor the patient's progress throughout recovery.

    The program has five phases, with at least 24 hours between each phase. If concussion symptoms re-occur, the athlete or individual stops activity and rests, then the therapy resumes when the athlete is symptom-free.

    Our therapists work closely with your physician to ensure it’s safe to return to sports, school or work.

    Make an appointment for a concussion evaluation, testing

    You will need a physician referral for your first concussion therapy session. Concussion therapies are available at the Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation. Concussion evaluation and therapy is also available at the Genesis Perry County Medical Center in Somerset. For more information on concussion therapy at Genesis, call (740) 455-5151.

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    Audiology

    Audiology

    Genesis Audiology has a wide range of services with licensed, certified staff to offer you the best possible care and to meet the needs of those having trouble hearing.

    People of all ages – from infants to seniors – can get hearing tests at Genesis. If you’re diagnosed with hearing loss, a care team will guide you through hearing rehabilitation and fit you for hearing aids.

      Noticeable signs of hearing loss can include difficulty hearing sounds such as birds singing, crickets chirping, doorbells ringing or difficulty hearing someone talk in group conversations. Another sign is pain or ringing in the ears after being exposed to excessively loud sounds. Loud sounds like a firearm or firecracker at 140 to 165 decibels can cause immediate hearing damage. We can also treat and diagnose:

      Balance problems
      Hearing loss
      Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

      Our Audiology department has specialists to help you find the right type of hearing aid for all types of hearing environments. We have more than 35 years of experience helping people improve their hearing. Our services include:

      Adolescent evaluations Geriatric evaluations
      Adult evaluations Hearing aid fittings
      Annual hearing evaluations Inpatient testing
      Aural rehabilitation Middle ear function tests (tympanometry)
      Balance testing Neonatal hearing tests (otoacoustic emissions testing)
      Cochlear ear implants Outpatient testing
      Employee education Pediatric evaluations
      Fittings for specialty earplugs Pre-employment testing

      Genesis audiologists use a variety of tests and procedures to diagnose hearing loss. You and your family can benefit from hearing tests and evaluations for all ages, such as:

      Adolescent through adult hearing evaluations
      Adult hearing aid evaluations and fittings
      Hearing aids fitted and checked during hospital inpatient stay
      Infant hearing testing
      Newborn diagnostic hearing testing for infants up to six months old
      Pediatric hearing evaluations

      The latest advancements in care, including cochlear implants, are also available at Genesis. Max Pusz, M.D., otolaryngology, provides cochlear implants. If you’d like more information about obtaining a cochlear implant, call the Genesis ENT Group at (740) 454-0158.

      Make an appointment with audiology

      Genesis Audiology is located at Genesis Hospital, 2951 Maple. Ave., Garden Level, Room G164 in Zanesville. Audiology Services are also available at the Genesis ENT Group, 2945 Maple Ave., Zanesville. You can call (740) 454-0158 for more information.

      A primary care provider or specialist provides a referral to Genesis Audiology. After the referral is in place, Genesis Central Scheduling will call you to set up an appointment that best meets your needs. For more information, call (740) 454-4713 or 800-322-4762, ext. 4713.

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      Aquatic Therapy

      Aquatic Therapy

      Aquatic therapy continues to grow in popularity as a safe complement or alternative to traditional physical therapy and is suitable for children and adults of all ages and fitness levels. Our aquatic therapy programs at Genesis are designed to help you manage pain, increase strength and improve conditioning – in a setting that reduces stress on your joints and body.

      Our aquatic therapies are provided at the Buckeye Valley Family YMCA. The water therapies allow you to exercise with less pressure on your body, and the warm water pool can help ease stiff and achy muscles and joints.

      The Genesis certified physical therapists and physical therapists’ assistants help you in one-on-one or group sessions. Genesis therapists are certified through the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, an internationally recognized organization to provide research-based programs and good outcomes. Aquatic therapy includes exercise programs such as Pilates, yoga and others. The goal is for you to have a fun experience so you can enjoy the water on your own.

      Make an appointment for water therapy

      If you’d like more information about our aquatic therapies, call Genesis Rehabilitation Services. You’ll need a physician referral for your first aquatic therapy session. Check your health insurance plan to see if coverage is available for aquatic therapy.

      Our aquatic therapies are provided at the Buckeye Valley Family YMCA. The water therapies allow you to exercise with less pressure on your body, and the warm water pool can help ease stiff and achy muscles and joints.

      The Genesis certified physical therapists and physical therapists’ assistants help you in one-on-one or group sessions. Genesis therapists are certified through the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, an internationally recognized organization to provide research-based programs and good outcomes. Aquatic therapy includes exercise programs such as Pilates, yoga and others. The goal is for you to have a fun experience so you can enjoy the water on your own.

        Aquatic therapy offers treatments or exercises in the water for fitness or physical rehabilitation. You’ll find that the treatments and exercises can be done while floating or in the water.

        Arthritis Parkinson’s Disease
        Autism (ASD) Peripheral neuropathy
        Back pain Post surgical cases
        Breast cancer Rheumatoid Arthritis
        Bursitis Scoliosis
        Cancer Spinal cord injury
        Chronic pain Sports rehabilitation
        Fibromyalgia Tendonitis
        Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Weight gain
        Muscle fatigue

        Our therapists use various techniques in water therapy according to your care plan. The therapy exercises are based on the rehabilitation needed and your physical abilities. The treatments include:

        Ai Chi BackHab (pool therapy)
        Aqua Running Burdenko Method (pool exercises)
        Aqua Stretch Lumbar stabilization/strengthening
        Back Rehabilitation

        How our aquatic therapy works

        Water therapy, sometimes referred to as water exercise or hydrotherapy, can benefit all ages, including children with special needs and senior citizens. Our therapists are specially trained to design sessions that consider limitations due to age or physical restrictions. Your therapy will be based on an initial evaluation, your goals and a plan of care. If aquatic therapy is part of the plan, the therapists will recommend physical therapy at MRC, and work with a physical therapist to achieve your goals.

        The aquatic therapy treatments are about 30 minutes. Please bring a swimsuit and water shoes for your therapy sessions. We have a warm water pool to help you meet a variety of goals. The warm water provides a healing environment to help increase circulation, strength and flexibility. The buoyancy while in the water helps you move easier, limiting stress on your joints.

         
         
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        Services, Specialized Programs and Support Groups

        Services, Specialized Programs and Support Groups

        You’ll find a wide variety of the most up-to-date rehabilitation services like occupational rehab, physical therapy and aquatic therapies available in Zanesville, Perry County and New Concord to help you get back to enjoying life. We also provide specialized programs to get you back to work and are some of the most comprehensive in the region. Our free support groups provide a comfortable opportunity to receive and offer emotional comfort and moral support for patients and caregivers living with Parkinson's disease, and survivors of brain injuries and stroke.

        Services

        You can find a wide range of therapies available from ages birth to senior citizens at convenient locations throughout our area. We have therapists certified to provide the specialty therapies you need to get back to enjoying life.

          Genesis Rehabilitation Services is a leader in providing innovative aquatic therapy. Our aquatic therapists are certified through the Aquatic Therapy Research Institute, to offer research-based programs recognized internationally. The healing water therapies are offered at the Buckeye Valley Family YMCA's warm water pool. There are convenient times and special classes available to meet your needs. Our specially trained staff is available to help you learn how to soothe aching muscles. Improve your strength, range of motion and other functional movements needed for daily living.

          Genesis offers the latest in audiology services including cochlear implants. Our Audiology services are available for all ages – from babies to senior citizens. The wide range of our services include diagnostic hearing for babies, adult hearing evaluations, hearing aid evaluations and balance testing. Patients in Genesis Hospital can also receive hearing aid evaluations. The Audiology services are conveniently located at Genesis Hospital and the Genesis ENT Group.

          We offer concussion therapy provided by specially trained concussion therapists at Genesis Rehabilitation Services so there’s no need to travel far from home for care. The treatments include comprehensive testing and evaluations, neurological assessment, vestibular screening, oculomotor testing (eye nerve), Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT-5), ImPACT testing, and more.

          In-depth occupational rehab is available at Genesis Rehabilitation Services including work hardening, physical reconditioning, functional capacity evaluations and work capacity evaluations. The evaluations include testing your skills for the job you’ll return to. You want to get back to work as soon as you can, and we’re here to help you return to your job

          Genesis Rehabilitation Services offers occupational therapy using a unique holistic approach to help those of all ages learn to enjoy everyday activities. Occupational therapists at Genesis Rehabilitation Services design programs specifically for you to help learn how to do daily activities like dressing, feeding and bathing as well as other daily activities (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc) following an injury or surgery. Our occupational therapists are trained to address physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory issues to improve your quality of life and independence. Genesis Rehabilitation Services also has a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) and other trained therapists for splinting, casting and other hand therapy needs.

          If your child needs therapy, we have a pediatric rehab facility designed just for kids. Your child can receive occupational, physical or speech therapy at this location. Aquatic therapy available for some patients at Buckeye Valley Family YMCA. There’s no need to travel far from home to receive exceptional and compassionate care by our skilled therapists.

          “Youth that are hospitalized for depression and/or suicidal concerns generally receive both psychotropic medication as well as various forms of psychotherapeutic interventions, such as group therapies,” he states. “Psychotherapy can teach kids to recognize and cope with problems and situations that may have been difficult before — as well as responding more effectively to new challenges.”

          Our comprehensive physical therapy focuses on the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, knees and ankles. Certified Licensed and trained therapists can help with gait (walking) training, balance exercises and activities specific to your work or sports. The therapists provide exercises and behavior management designed especially for you to help you move more easily after an injury, surgery or chronic condition. You’re able to receive expert therapies care close to where you live or work.

          Speech and language therapy is provided to patients by licensed and certified speech-language pathologists at Genesis Rehabilitation Services offer therapies specially designed for those recovering from stroke, brain tumors, neurological conditions, neuromuscular disease, head and neck injury or other conditions. Our speech and language therapies are available for both inpatients and outpatients. As part of the outpatient speech therapy services, we offer evaluations and treatments for adult and pediatric patients. In addition, we provide augmentative communication assessments and treatments.

          Genesis Rehabilitation Services is one of the few facilities in Southeastern Ohio offering pelvic control therapy for women with a certified pelvic control therapist. Whether you’re experiencing urinary incontinence due to childbirth or age, our specially-trained therapist can provide exercises, lifestyle and behavioral health modifications and medical technology to successfully treat your symptoms. Pelvic control therapy is available for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapses and prenatal/postpartum. The specialized therapy is available in a private setting at the Genesis Center for Occupational & Outpatient Rehabilitation.

          Specialized Programs

          Genesis Rehabilitation Services has a wide array of specialized programs and therapies that might not be available elsewhere. We offer dry needling therapies and over 20 other specialized programs to help you control pain and manage other conditions. Our certified and specially trained therapists are available to help you get back to enjoying life.

          Support Groups

          Genesis Rehabilitation Services provides free support groups for a variety of conditions. Support groups including brain injury, stroke and Parkinson’s disease are available close to home to help you learn how to manage the condition from the experts and get firsthand knowledge from others. The support groups are available to help you understand you’re not alone and others are here to help you.

           
           
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