What’s New at Good Shepherd?

Good Shepherd’s staff works to provide the latest therapies and technologies to our patients. Here is what is new at Good Shepherd:

  • Vision Therapy Program: Provides therapies for those with sight problems such as poor balance, double vision and with reading, learning, driving and memory difficulties. Technologies being used by this program include: handheld prisms, glasses and goggles with different lenses, a touchscreen television, computer software and a custom-designed program for the iPad.
    Location: Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program, Health & Technology Center, Allentown
  • Interactive Metronome (IM) Therapy: Technology that improves the brain’s timing and processing skills through the use of physical exercises in the presence of a computer-generated beat. The IM is used as part of a therapy plan following a stroke, post-concussion, traumatic brain injury or other condition. It also is used as a “second-chance” program for those who are years past their illness or injury.
    Location: Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program, Health & Technology Center, Allentown
  • Environmental Control Experience Center: An assistive technology specialty center where occupational therapists help patients with minimal or no hand function gain independence. Patients control their home environment (TV, blinds, lights) through the use of infrared devices, switches, voice activation, sip and puff technology and iPad controls.
    Location: Assistive Technology Program, Health & Technology Center, Allentown