Evolve Therapy & Wellness is the only place in Arizona where you can get a rehabilitation experience which integrates speech therapy, occupational therapy, and meditation concepts into a holistic session, personalized to meet your unique needs.
Evolve Therapy Process
The 2 most impactful things that any therapist can offer is an in-depth, thorough evaluation with a detailed treatment plan AND excellent coaching/home exercise training.
The evaluation should be tailored to the clients needs and goals. It should include an in-depth analysis of environmental factors as well as the strengths/weaknesses of the individual. Standardized, norm-referenced assessments help isolate specific skills and compare performance to age-matched peers. Dynamic assessments involve guided interviews and structured observations in naturalistic contexts, which are also valuable in defining a treatment plan. Data is then compiled, analyzed, and interpreted. Creation of objective and measurable goals are included in this phase of treatment.
In traditional practice settings, evaluations are often rushed or limited for a variety of reasons, which results in a poor foundation to build on. At Evolve, thoughtful evaluation is considered key.
There are very few conditions in the rehabilitation world which have quick and easy solutions. There is no medication or surgery which can solve the complex, multi-faceted problems that can arise in therapy. This is why a solid home exercise program is so important. I believe it is helpful to think of your therapist as your coach - someone to collaborate with, brainstorm with, someone to help adjust the program as needed, and someone to hold you accountable for completing your treatment program.
There is an art and science to the rehabilitation professions. The science comes from excellent training, referring to well done research studies, and knowledge of biopsychosocial factors. But this is generally not enough to really help most patients. Creativity and out of the box thinking is what makes an exceptional treatment plan.
Remediation - Improve physical/mental performance
Compensation - Alter the task/setting to facilitate success