If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.
The guidance goes on to further define the “essential infrastructure workers” to include “physical, occupational and speech therapists and assistants”. Their advice to our industry is to strive to stay open and treat the patient population during this pandemic. Therefore, we believe that it is our duty to try to meet this guidance and continue to care for our patients’ physical, occupational and speech therapy needs during this time.
Empire strives to provide their employees with extensive training for the most benefit for everyone we serve. In the last three years, employees of Empire have spent more than 2000 hours in certified continuing education courses in manual and neurological rehab.
We don't think of the brain and the body as two separate things but one in the same. The brain interprets the world and the body helps us to move through that world. Whether it's your body or your mind keeping you from your goals, we synchronize the messages between the two to bring relief.
Part of our extensive training is about how neuropathway is not firing correctly. Some pathways may have not emerged and other pathways stop firing for a variety of reasons. We are able to "connect the dots" for the brain. Replicating this pathway is important, so a home program is key.