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Additional Specialty Services

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Cognitive Perceptual Motor Retraining 

Cognitive Perceptual Motor Retraining (CPM) is a skill-building, remedial treatment approach focused on the relearning foundational skills so progress is made to achieve more complex, higher level skills. Through the systematic rehabilitation offered by a trained professional, individuals with neurological dysfunction can relearn skills impacted from damage to the brain. This is a comprehensive approach to cognitive rehabilitation developed in partnership with Michigan State University.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment method performed by our expert physical therapists to help address pain and muscle tension and restore function. Dry needling allows the therapist to target muscular tissue that is not usually palpable. It is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. This helps decrease restrictions that impede activity and participation in daily activities.

Dysphagia Rehabilitation

Dysphagia Rehabilitation addresses weak or disordered coughs, chewing and swallowing difficulties, and/or issues coordinating breathing during functional activities. Our expert speech-language pathologists use various treatment techniques, such as neuromuscular re-education and strengthening, VitalStim, and strategy development to improve abilities and increase safety when eating or drinking.

LoveYourBrain Yoga

Origami was the first LoveYourBrain Clinical Affiliate in the nation. The FUNdamental Yoga Series is available to survivors of brain injury and caregivers. The specialized yoga practice targets relaxation, breathing, and strengthening of the body and mind. A group discussion immediately follows to focus on various themes such as mindfulness, resiliency, and gratitude. The practice is modified to all skill levels, is offered at no cost, and is available in person as well as virtually.

A retrospective study on the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of LoveYourBrain Yoga for people with traumatic brain injury and caregivers.

Manual Therapy 

Origami’s physical therapists use hands-on treatment methods for muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints, called manual therapy. The goal for using these skilled hand movements is to increase range of motion, induce relaxation, decrease pain, and reduce soft tissue swelling. Functional exercises are added to provide a holistic approach to pain and joint dysfunction to help relearn normal strength and movement patterns.

Neuro-Visual Postural Training

Neuro-Visual Postural Therapy (NVPT) addresses spatial visual processing dysfunction and its relationship to the proprioceptive base of support. Following a neurological event, these processes can be affected and may lead to vision, balance, and postural changes. Origami’s physical therapists work directly with a neuro-visual optometrist to establish the plan of care to integrate these processes to reduce the risk of falls, improve visual system, executive processing, posture, and balance.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is offered by Origami's Medical Director, Dr. Marcy Schlinger. OMM can address structural and functional issues in the body's bones, joints, tissues, and/or muscles, with the primary goal being to restore function and/or remove barriers to healing. Treatment can help common ailments such as headaches, arthritis, stress injuries, and pain in the lower back, neck, shoulders, and knees. OMM is often used in conjunction with other therapy services available at Origami.

Pelvic Health

Pelvic health addresses pain, weakness, and dysfunction of the pelvic floor and core muscles. This treatment is effective for those with pelvic pain during pregnancy or post-partum, pain following abdominal surgery, endometriosis, incontinence, urgency going to the bathroom, bed-wetting, constipation, and more. Men, women, children, athletes, aging adults, new moms, and many more find great value in a short course of therapy with long-term results.

Watch this video to learn more about pelvic health at Origami.

Post-COVID Rehab and Recovery

COVID-19 can result in neurological complications that require specialized rehabilitation and care. Origami uses a comprehensive rehabilitative approach to address individual specific post-COVID recovery needs. Our team of specialists are well equipped to provide treatment for individuals with the various complications that may result.

Serial Casting 

Serial casting is a non-invasive treatment modality that allows a low load, continuous stretch at a joint to improve functional use of an upper or lower extremity. Some of the goals that are achieved with casting are to reduce spasticity, prevent and reduce contractures, increase passive and active range of motion, facilitate proper positioning, and reduce pain. Casts are applied with the joint at a submaximal stretch to avoid tearing of tissues which results in scarring. After approximately 3-5 days, casts are removed and reapplied in the newly gained range of motion. A series of 5-7 casts are utilized to gain the client’s maximal range of motion and functional use of the extremity.

Speech Production

Speech production therapy is recommended when one's ability to say what they want, when they want, is impaired or when fundamental mechanics of speech production impact one's ability to produce the sounds associated with verbal speech. Our expert speech-language pathologists use various treatment techniques, such as LSVT LOUD, SpeakOUT, and our Let's Talk Intensive Aphasia Program. In addition, our speech-language pathologists provide exercises and educational opportunities to improve access to words and help with adequate speech production.

Vestibular Rehabilitation 

Individuals who experience dizziness, poor balance, low activity level, and vision difficulty may benefit from this specialized service. Origami’s Physical Therapists have received additional training in vestibular rehabilitation. During the individualized, comprehensive vestibular evaluation, the physical therapist evaluates strength, range of motion, balance, ambulation, sensation, and ocular motor tests to assess the vision and vestibular systems.

Vision Therapy 

Vision therapy addresses visual-motor and/or visual-perceptual-cognitive deficits by improving the brain’s ability to control eye focusing, eye movement teaming, eye tracking, and/or visual processing. Origami’s specially trained occupational and physical therapists work with Neuro-Visual Optometrists to establish individualized treatment plans and exercise regimens to address dizziness, hand-eye coordination, visual motor integration, double vision, headaches, visual processing deficiencies, and more. It is common to experience vision changes following neurological dysfunction, which can affect everyday activities such as school, work, leisure, driving, and home management; therefore, every client referred to occupational therapy at Origami receives a vision screen. For more information on vision therapy at Origami, click here.