Rehabilitation Services

These services include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and a Rehabilitation Technology Lab.

The primary focus of the Rehabilitation Services Department is to provide rehabilitation services to the individuals who live at Central Wisconsin Center (CWC).

In addition to the individuals who live at CWC, the Department sees clients with developmental disabilities who are admitted to our Short-Term Care Medical or Assessment Units. Individuals receive rehabilitation services while at CWC and some require follow-up services. The services available include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Technology services.

Clients in our short-term care programs with significant musculoskeletal problems whose needs are difficult to meet with existing community resources can have adaptive equipment made through the Rehabilitation Technology Lab at CWC.

Services include the fabrication of

  • Custom seating systems
  • Upper extremity splints
  • Lower extremity orthotics
  • Bed and floor positioners

To determine the person's needs and procure funding a multi-disciplinary assessment is completed initially. Assessment varies with client's needs but typically includes

  • Physical Therapy (gross motor function, spasticity, deformities)
  • Occupational Therapy (fine motor function, mealtime, activities of daily living)
  • Orthotics Technician
  • Physician consult

Prior authorizations and claims are filed with insurance companies or Medicaid. Private pay is also an option for items not covered by insurance.

The individual is assessed and fitted with the custom equipment to meet his/her needs. Appropriate fit is facilitated by the customization process of each piece.

Following the receipt of the equipment, therapists and technicians remain available for any concerns or repairs as needed.

For more information, contact MaryAnn Willgrubs.

Last Revised: June 17, 2016