Acquired, Genetic & Traumatic Injuries

The Compass Rehabilitation Center Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy team have years of experience and advanced training in treatment of patients in the Lansing area of genetic, acquired and traumatic neuromuscular impairments. These include:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  •  Stroke
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •  Multiple sclerosis
Our physical therapy teams along with speech therapy work with patients to develop specialized plans, therapies, treatments and exercises on a case by case basis. For more information on these conditions, as well as treatment options please see below or use our built in search function.
Treating Parkinson’s disease 
Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease often leave patients feeling tightness and pain throughout their body, especially in their muscles and joints, as well as difficulties with swallowing and speaking. While physical therapy and speech therapy cannot cure Parkinson’s disease, they can alleviate some of the symptoms and make managing the condition much easier. When treating Parkinson’s disease, we aim to: improve patient mobility, help manage pain, build strength and stability, reduce fatigue and improve overall quality of life.
Rehabilitation Therapies for Stroke Survivors
Rehabilitation helps stroke survivors relearn skills that were affected during their episode. Skills we help patients develop include: coordination of body parts like the legs and arms, basic motor movements, balance, speaking, reading writing, thinking and many others.
Treating Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Developing a therapy plan with each patient on an individual is very important in determining individual goals for those that suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. One of the basic foundations of therapy is to keep the patient moving, continuing to do so stimulates muscles, bones, and joints and keeps them strong and healthy. Our therapists help patients develop plans to improve joint function, muscle strength, and overall fitness level. It is important to remember that therapy options are available at any stage of rheumatoid arthritis.
Treating Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Physical therapy for patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis can help them to live a better life and relieve some of the problems brought on by the condition. Our therapy options can help patients develop better balance and coordination, fight fatigue, and reduce pain and weakness brought on by multiple sclerosis. Other treatment options include spinal cord stimulation which can be read about here.
Other conditions we provide therapy and treatment for include:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Balance disorders
  • Gait training
  • Other progressive neuromuscular diseases