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Physical Therapy

The Riverview Therapy team is a well-educated and skilled team in their various disciplines of physical therapy.  We accept multiple insurance plans and can verify your insurance funding with our medical billing specialist.  The Riverview Therapy team has been active in our resident lives at our retirement community for many years, and we are excited to be at the point where we can offer our services to non-resident and private pay clients.  Located next to our RiverBrew Coffee shop, and Riverview Stylez Salon, you can complete a full-day of appointments in one-stop.

Why do you need Physical Therapy (PT)?  Physical Therapy is care that aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better.  You can utilize the benefits of PT to:

• Relieve pain and tightness.
• Improve ability to move.
• Prevent or recover from a sports injury.
• Prevent disability or surgery.
• Recover from Surgery, or prepare for surgery.
• Recover after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery.
• Improve balance and reduce falls.
• Manage a chronic illness like Parkinson’s, and heart disease.
• Improve continence in your bowels or bladder with our Emsella Chair.
• Learn to use prosthetics and recover from amputations.
• Learn to use assistive devices like a walkers, canes, wheelchairs and other Durable Medical Equipment

Emsella Chair

The Emsella chair is a non-invasive treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to engage the pelvic floor muscles by causing them to contract rapidly. It is designed to help with issues including incontinence and diastasis recti. The chair is FDA-approved and has been reported to improve quality of life, pad reduction, and confidence incontinence patients with 95% of patients reporting an improved quality of life and 75% of patients reporting a reduction in pad usage. 

Call for pricing and scheduling: Riverview Therapy: 509-482-8191

Balance Training and Advanced Balance Training

Here in Spokane, we continue to see our demographic shift to over 65. At Riverview Retirement Community Balance and Strength are central to our residents.  Balance training is undertaken in order to:
• Prevent falls and injuries
• Improve posture
• Improve strength, standing balance and locomotor performance in older adults
• Improves dynamic trunk control, sitting & standing balance, mobility in person’s post stroke
• Strengthen self-efficacy in balance control leading to improved fall-related self-efficacy, reduced fear of falling, increased walking speed, and improved physical function
As we know first-hand, decreased balance is attributable to an age-related decline in multiple physiological systems that contributes to:
• Decreased muscle flexibility and strength,
• Reduced central processing of sensory information
• Slowed motor responses.

Riverview not only uses traditional balance rehabilitation practices, but also offers advanced technology like the Biodex System SD. Primarily, the Biodex System is a high-tech device used to measure and record an individual’s balance rehabilitation through a series of muscle testing. The Biodex System offers dual tasking activities, while simultaneously simulates multi-directional weight shifting, ankle and hip strengthening, and balance recovery. 

Call for pricing and scheduling: Riverview Therapy: 509-482-8191

What is Balance Training and Falls Prevention?

Preferably, older adults and those at risk of falls should do balance training 3 or more days a week for at least 45 minutes to reduce falls. Exergames, multimodal exercise training and mind-body exercises can improve balance and reduce fall risk in older people. Balance exercise is one of the four types of recommended exercise along with strength, aerobic and flexibility exercises to improve health and physical ability.

What is Post-operative Physical Therapy?

Post-operative physical therapy aims to get a patient who’s undergone surgery healed and back to their regular level of functioning. A physical therapist will help a patient who needs post-operative PT to cope with pain, rebuild muscle and joint strength and stability, and overall assist in their recovery.
JAG PT specializes in physical therapy care following total hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic repairs, bone fracture repairs, and surgery for intervertebral disc issues, among many others. Our physical therapists understand that following your surgery, you want and need to be mobile. We’ll come up with a customized plan for your needs that may include isometric exercises, gait training with assistive devices, assistance in standing, sitting, and movement, and other interventions that may be right for you.

What is Post-operative Physical Therapy?

Post-operative physical therapy aims to get a patient who’s undergone surgery healed and back to their regular level of functioning. A physical therapist will help a patient who needs post-operative PT to cope with pain, rebuild muscle and joint strength and stability, and overall assist in their recovery.
JAG PT specializes in physical therapy care following total hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic repairs, bone fracture repairs, and surgery for intervertebral disc issues, among many others. Our physical therapists understand that following your surgery, you want and need to be mobile. We’ll come up with a customized plan for your needs that may include isometric exercises, gait training with assistive devices, assistance in standing, sitting, and movement, and other interventions that may be right for you.

What is LVST BIG?

Riverview Retirement Therapy offers the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LVST ®) programs for those with Parkinson’s Disease.  The LVST Big program focuses on motor skills. You may benefit from an improvement in:
• Walking speed with bigger steps
• Balance
• Trunk rotation
• Ability to complete activities of daily living, such as getting in and out of bed