We are dedicated to helping our patients lead independent and fulfilling lives. That's why our team offers a wide range of therapy services designed to maximize functioning in all daily activities.
Whether your loved one needs help with communication, motor skills, or everyday tasks, our experienced therapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.See our Local Service Locations
Physical therapists (PTs) provide services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life by providing services in circumstances where aging, injury, disease, or environmental factors threaten movement and function. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential through promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation, and rehabilitation. These treatments encompass physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being.
How Does Physical Therapy Work?
Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapists (PT), patients/clients, other health professionals, families, caregivers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed, and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists. Physical therapy is performed by a fully-licensed physical therapist.
PTs utilize an individual’s history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan, and when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies. Electrodiagnostic testing (e.g., electromyograms and nerve conduction velocity testing) may assist. All PTs must receive a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapist program before taking and passing the national licensure examination that allows them to practice.
The primary goal of Occupational Therapy (OT) is to enable people to participate in everyday life activities. OTs achieve this by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate in activities or by modifying the environment or routine to better support participation.
Occupational therapists help clients improve their essential motor functions and reasoning abilities and compensate for permanent loss of function. This includes: developing fine motor skills, improving eye-hand coordination, mastering basic life skills, learning positive behaviors and social skills, and accessing special equipment to assist with independence.
Occupational therapists assist clients in performing activities of all types, from using a computer to caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, and eating. Physical exercises increase strength and dexterity, while other activities may be chosen to improve visual acuity and the ability to discern patterns
Who Can Benefit from Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy can specifically help people with:
- Birth injuries or birth defects
- Sensory processing disorders
- Traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord
- Learning problems
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Mental health or behavioral problems
- Broken bones or other orthopedic injuries
- Developmental delays
- Post-surgical conditions
- Spina bifida
- Traumatic amputations
- Severe hand injuries
- Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses
They also design or make special equipment needed at home or work. Therapists develop computer-aided adaptive equipment and teach clients with severe limitations how to use that equipment to communicate better and control various aspects of their environment.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), sometimes called speech therapists (STs), assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency.
Problems with speech and oral-motor function can be congenital, developmental, or acquired. Speech-language pathologists use special instruments and qualitative and quantitative assessment methods, including standardized tests, to analyze and diagnose the nature and extent of impairments.
How Speech-Language Therapy Helps
For individuals with little or no speech capability, speech-language pathologists may select augmentative or alternative communication methods, including automated devices and sign language, and teach their use. They teach patients how to make sounds, improve their voices, or increase their oral or written language skills to communicate more effectively.
They also teach individuals how to strengthen muscles or use compensatory strategies to swallow without choking or inhaling food or liquid. Speech-language pathologists help patients develop, or recover, reliable communication and swallowing skills so patients can fulfill their educational, vocational, and social roles.
Who Can Benefit from Speech-Language Therapy?
-People who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly
-People with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering
-People with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or a harsh voice
-Individuals with problems understanding and producing language
-Individuals who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent
-People with cognitive communication impairments include attention, memory, and problem-solving disorders
We Service Clients Across Kentucky
Interested in our services? PIC provides services across central, northern, and parts of southern and eastern Kentucky.
Check out and see if we service where you live:
- La Grange
- Russell Springs
- Fort Thomas
- Mt. Washington
Additional areas added daily!
Local Service Locations
Following are some of the facilities PIC collaborates with to provide services. Contact us for more information about therapy services at these facilities or other locations!
There is a total of 19 Active Day adult day care centers across the state of Kentucky. We are known within the state for our longevity and the flexibility of the Adult Day Health services we provide, with many centers that are conveniently open for nine hours a day, typically from 8 am to 5 pm. Weekend and holiday hours are also available to accommodate your schedule. We welcome all members from the age of 18 and up. Active Day’s own transportation fleet services the majority of our Kentucky centers.
The Quality Care promise to participants and families is that Quality Care will exceed your expectations and that we will always provide the highest quality of care! Our mission is to simply provide quality care to all participants by promoting respect, personal growth, and empowerment. We will support participants through a person-centered approach to become active members of the communities in which they live and work.
Communicare is one of fourteen community Kentucky mental health centers providing mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services in the Lincoln Trail ADD District. This district includes the counties of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington.
Dreams With Wings
Dreams With Wings is a Louisville non-profit that provides quality community-based residential housing and support services to individuals with mental retardation, developmental disabilities and autism. It is their mission to empower these individuals as they recognize their strengths, contribute to their community and pursue their dreams.
Pillar’s mission is to support people with disabilities by promoting opportunity, choice, and connection to the community. We envision a world in which everyone with a disability has the opportunity for a meaningful life.
Saint Mary’s Center
St. Mary’s Center, a non-denominational agency, serves over 150 adults and teens with intellectual disabilities from the Louisville Metro and surrounding areas. We are in our twenty-third year of providing vocational, functional, academic and socialization skills. In addition, we provide lifetime leisure activities and a vast array of sporting events. These person-centered programs and services enable our participants to become more independent members of our community.
Options Unlimited, Inc.
Options Unlimited’s mission is to assist people with disabilities to become as independent as possible by obtaining opportunities to participate in and contribute to their community through work, educational, and recreational programs. To achieve this mission, Options will operate an employment program, a day program, and social activities to provide these opportunities.
Independent Opportunities is a human services company committed to providing high quality supports and services to individuals diagnosed with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities. As a certified provider of Supports for Community Living supports and services, along with being a licensed provider for children’s services with Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Independent Opportunities offers the individuals we support an opportunity for personal growth in an environment that promotes personal dignity and personal worth.
Independent Opportunities provides services in London, Richmond, Berea, Somerset, Campbellsville, Columbia and surrounding areas to each of these locations. Independent Opportunities offers small town comfort with quick access to high quality medical facilities, shopping centers, recreation areas, and fitness centers.
Cedar Lake Enrichment Center
The Cedar Lake Enrichment Center (CLEC), an adult day program, provides a person-centered, structured environment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
CLEC offers a choice of scheduled classes with curriculum designed to enhance the quality of life. Vocational training and community inclusion are offered as well.
Peak Community Supports, LLC
Peak Community Supports, LLC, is a full-service support agency dedicated to enhancing the life of each individual we support, serve, or assist. Peak seeks to serve as the premiere source of services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Lincoln Way is an agency that works with the Supports for Community Living Waiver and the Michelle P. Waiver assisting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
At Harbor House, our vision for the future is formed by the needs and dreams of the participants and families we serve. The founding parents of Harbor House envisioned an organization that would provide their sons and daughters with challenging, enjoyable and productive work.
In the same way, the current Harbor House leadership seeks to provide a growing array of supports and services that will ensure participants have appropriate choices for self-fulfillment while making a meaningful contribution to society.