Physical Therapy in Denver for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community

Cherry Creek Wellness Center Provides Specialized Physical Therapy in Denver

CCWC offers physical therapy for the deaf and hard of hearing. One of the goals of CCWC is to create a deaf-friendly environment to make our clients feel welcomed. The front desk staff is well trained on how to assist deaf and hard of hearing clients. The physical therapist can treat anyone regardless of their hearing ability. The therapist is fluent in sign language, both ASL and PSE, and also uses a cochlear implant and lip-reading skills for those who can hear.

The therapist is also knowledgeable about deaf culture and respects confidentiality. No private information will be shared without written consent. When the physical therapist who is fluent in sign language is not available to evaluate or treat, a sign language interpreter will be provided for anyone who requests their services. This is what creates a specialty for CCWC, uniquely servicing the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Benefits of Having a Physical Therapist who Uses Sign Language

  • More treatment time due to less time spent working through an interpreter
  • Increased patients’ knowledge of physical condition and home exercise program
  • Better participation with the treatment plan
  • Fewer unnecessary diagnostic tests (i.e. MRI, PET scan)
  • Less treatment visits
  • Better rehab outcomes

Conditions We Commonly Treat:

  • Neck, back and pelvic problems
  • Upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, hand) and lower extremity (hip, knee, foot) pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (numbness, weakness, tingling in the fingers and hand)
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Arthritis and balance problems
  • After surgery pain and decreased range of motion (limited movement)
  • Injuries from motor vehicle accidents
  • Work place injuries
  • Headaches
  • Athletic or training injuries