Enhancement Therapy

  • Advanced Wound Care Management
  • Low Vision
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation / Vital Stim for Swallowing
  • Right Way Café
  • Wheel SMART
  • Wii Gaming Technology

Advanced Wound Care

Our wound care program combines the skills of therapy with the expertise of our nursing staff for wound prevention and treatment.  In order to be a part of our Advanced Wound Care Program, the therapists have completed core requirements in advanced wound care training and participate in ongoing education.

Low Vision

This program is designed for patients with vision loss who have difficulty adjusting or navigating in a new environment. The patient is evaluated to determine specific areas which require additional training or support. Once an evaluation is complete, the patient is then provided with compensatory training and/or specific techniques, which increase safe and effective interaction within the targeted settings.

Therapeutic Modalities

Our therapeutic modalities incorporate evidence-based treatment protocols utilizing devices such as: electrical stimulation, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS), therapeutic ultrasound and short wave diathermy.  By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, therapeutic modalities increase patient comfort and tolerance to treatment.  This enables therapists to introduce earlier more aggressive therapy interventions to help improve function and recovery. Therapeutic modalities also allow therapists to treat more complex conditions, decrease muscle disuse atrophy, enhance soft tissue healing through increased circulation and improve neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.

Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) / Vital-Stim® for Swallowing

This non-invasive e-stim therapy is specifically used to treat dysphagia and increase swallowing function.  It helps retrain the muscles used in swallowing along with exercise therapy designed by the Speech-Language Pathologist to decrease the risk of aspiration and reduce dietary restrictions.

Right Way Café

Patients participate in a multi-disciplinary dining room screening process designed to identify areas in which interventions can be implemented to support a positive dining experience. This program is the foundation for promoting restorative programs and also monitors functional maintenance at the time of discharge from therapy, continuing a patient's journey along the continuum of care.

Wheel SMART (Seating Mobility And Rehab Technology)

An interdisciplinary approach to address the needs of those dependent on wheeled mobility.  The program assesses the seating and/or positioning components for structural support, skin health and reduction of secondary medical complications as a result of non-optimal seated postures.


The Nintendo® Wii enhances patient outcomes by providing a multimedia, interactive stimulus that incorporates hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, physical endurance and muscular skeletal motion.  Not only does it provide depth perception, memory skills and adaptation to desired functional outcomes, but it’s fun!

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Ruston Nursing and Rehab Center offers outpatient rehabilitation services for those patients in need of short term rehabilitation.  We offer physical, occupational, and speech therapies to meet each patients full rehabilitation potential.  

Our goal is to offer a variety of rehabilitation services that help our patients return to their lifestyle following an accident, injury or illness.  Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach is designed to bring our patients back to their maximum level of function quickly and effectively.  Our programs focus on sports injuries, patients recovering from surgery, strokes, heart attacks, neurological and orthopedic conditions and disabilities.

  • Post Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Endurance/Strength Training
  • Sports Medicine / Enhancement Therapy