Island therapists provide 1:1 attention, offer extended hours

Barb LeDucNews, Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

At Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy (POST) at Island Hospital (IH), physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists treat each patient for an entire session, providing personal, one-on-one attention. A patient’s session with a therapist may last from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment plan and the patient’s ability to tolerate the session.

Providing one-on-one attention to patients for the entire treatment session is highly beneficial. Therapists can continually assess the patient throughout the appointment to make sure the patient is progressing, doing exercises properly with attention to posture, and tolerating the treatment well. “It gives the patient the full attention they deserve to ask questions and discuss their treatment progress with their therapist,” says Ilima Shaw, Director of Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy at IH.

POST serves pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Most therapists at the clinic have specialty training, allowing patients to be matched with an appropriate therapist. Specialties include – but aren’t limited to – neurological function, speech and swallow dysfunctions, cognitive impairments, orthopedics, sports medicine, fitness and health, pelvic health, balance disorders, lymphedema, spinal dysfunction, and manual therapy.

For the convenience of our patients, Island Hospital POST now offers extended evening hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

POST is located in the Medical Arts Pavilion, 1015 25th Street, Anacortes. For information, call (360) 299-1328.