Buffalo Therapy Services - Amherst
705 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221
Maple West Plaza
Amherst, NY 14221
Buffalo Therapy Services
Buffalo Therapy Services provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to outpatient rehabilitation which includes physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Orthopedic - Musculoskeletal
Orthopedic rehabilitation focuses on patient’s injuries of the musculoskeletal system which includes injuries to muscles, bones or joints. Specifically specializing in the treatment of back/neck injuries, sprain/strains of any joint, post-surgical rehabilitation of any total joint, cartilage or ligament repairs, and any sports related injuries. This highly specialized rehabilitation focuses on hands on, individualized care in order to assist patients in achieving their goals to return to previous function as well as reduce pain.
Neurological Rehabilitation is the treatment of patients recovering from any neurological disease or injury of the Central Nervous System. Specifically including patients who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury as well as patients who have been diagnosed with Guillian-Barre, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS or any other neuromuscular disease. The highly skilled rehabilitation focuses on a multidisciplinary approach involving physical and occupational therapists as well as speech-language pathologists. This specialized treatment aims to restore the patient to their highest level of function.
Speech Therapy/Voice and Swallowing Rehabilitation
Licensed speech-language pathologists provide evaluation and treatment for adults with a variety of communication disorders. They specialize improving speech, language, voice, cognitive and swallowing function resulting from impairments associated with strokes, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, concussion and neurological disease processes including ALS, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. They are able to evaluate and recommend communication devices for individuals requiring assistive and augmentative communication. Individuals experiencing swallowing disorders are able to have swallowing rehabilitation including neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy for the treatment of dysphagia. They are also treat a wide variety of voice problems, including hoarseness resulting from vocal nodules, polyps or cysts, muscle tension dysphonia, vocal cord weakness or paralysis, and vocal changes due to neurological conditions. Adolescents and Adults, including athletes, experiencing vocal cord dysfunction/ paradoxical vocal cord movement are also treated by these highly experienced clinicians.
Buffalo Therapy Services is now offering a two-part speech therapy program developed by the Parkinson Voice Project to improve and preserve the voices of individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson-plus syndromes. This two-part speech therapy program begins with a physician’s referral for an evaluation and information session with one of our speech language pathologists. Patients then complete approximately twelve individual SPEAK OUT!® therapy sessions focusing on speech, voice and cognitive exercises using a specialized workbook that Parkinson Voice Project provides to any patient in the United States. Most insurances cover these sessions. Patients will learn to speak with intent which converts speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Speaking or moving with intent bypasses the motor neuropathways impacted by Parkinson’s and the result is a clearer and stronger voice.
Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients immediately transition to The LOUD Crowd® to maintain the skills gained in SPEAK OUT!®. The LOUD Crowd® consists of once weekly group sessions where SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed and participants practice speaking with intent. The Loud Crowd® provides accountability, camaraderie, education, and support. The LOUD Crowd® is offered free of charge to any individual with Parkinson’s who has completed SPEAK OUT!®. If SPEAK OUT!® was completed at another facility, or if it has been several months since completion of SPEAK OUT!®, it will be necessary to complete a speech evaluation to determine readiness to enroll The LOUD Crowd® at Buffalo Therapy Services.
Due to the progressive nature of Parkinson’s, daily home practice and ongoing reassessment every 3-6 months is necessary to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s. For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® visit the Parkinson Voice Project at https://www.parkinsonvoiceproject.org/. To schedule a speech evaluation, please call Buffalo Therapy Services at (716) 580-7360.
Vestibular Rehab involves the rehabilitation of patient with injury, inflammation or disease of the inner ear. Vestibular symptoms may include a combination of vertigo, dizziness, loss of balance and possibly visual impairments. This very specialized therapy requires treatment by therapists who have received advanced training in this area.
Specially trained occupational therapy clinicians provide therapy to remediate visual deficits that affect a person’s performance in self-care, work and leisure activities. Such visual deficits may be the result of a neurological event or low vision secondary to age-related disease.
Survivor Steps Cancer Rehab and Recovery provides you with coordinated cancer rehabilitation supported by a team of highly specialized, certified providers. You will receive individualized, comprehensive cancer rehabilitation to improve the treatment related conditions/ symptoms affecting your daily functioning and quality of life. These treatment related symptoms can include a combination of pain, weakness, fatigue, balance/ gait impairments, memory and concentration issues, speech and swallowing issues, and lymphedema. This comprehensive approach to cancer rehabilitation will guide you from diagnosis through survivorship with the goal of maintaining the best quality of life for each individual.
Certified Lymphedema Therapists are trained to provide complete decongestive therapy, a non-invasive approach to the treatment of lymphedema and related conditions. This highly specialized, one on one treatment consists of four steps: education regarding skin care, manual techniques to stimulate proper lymphatic drainage, compressive compression and exercises to promote lymph drainage in the affected area.