Physical Therapy

At Perry County Memorial Hospital, we offer a fully equipped physical therapy department to treat a variety of conditions. These include:

Arthritis
Burn and wound care
Contusions
Generalized muscle weakness
Neck, back and shoulder afflictions
Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid
Paralysis
Post-fracture or post-surgical joint replacements
Sprains
Strains
Stroke recovery
Whiplash
Workplace health

Physical therapists are highly trained individuals, who utilize various modalities such as:

Cold
Superficial or deep heat
Paraffin
Electrical stimulation
Iontophoresis
Cervical and pelvic traction

Many times continued rehabilitation is necessary following discharge from the acute care setting. Our outpatient department allows the patient to continue their rehabilitation with familiar therapists with whom they have developed a trusting relationship.

Neurological Rehabilitation: A combination of procedures are used to improve movement and coordination after a stroke, head or spinal cord injury, birth defects or the onset of a neurological disorder.

Improved Range of Motion: Joint and soft tissue mobilization or stretching exercises to restore more useful, full movement after injuries, illness or surgery.

Increased Strength: Exercise and electrical stimulation to improve strength after injuries, illness or surgery.

Burn, Wound and Decubitus Ulcer Care: Cleaning, soaking and removing damaged tissue, followed by mobilization and exercises to help prevent abnormal scarring and soft tissue scarring.

NEW PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAMS NOW AVAILABLE

Astym (A-stim)
A rehabilitation program that stimulates the regenerative healing process of the body. This approach is a non-invasive therapy that works fast and consistently. The ASTYM system rejuvenates muscles, tendons and ligaments. It gets rid of scar tissue problems from old injuries in a fashion previously unimaginable.

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND BETTER HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

Keeping employees healthy not only improves productivity, it helps to keep down the escalating cost of workers compensation and health insurance premiums.

Our physical therapists are available for medical or ergonomic intervention to prevent injuries, objectively test an employee's physical abilities, and increase the employee's ability to return to regular job duties. For more information, call us at (812) 547-0320.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT ANALYSIS FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION

Our experienced physical therapists can partner with you to design, implement and improve your workers compensation program with services that include:

Pre-work screening
Job matching systems
Job description and analysis
Stay-at-work/ Return to work programs
Risk of injury assessments
Ergonomic interventions and assessments
Employee and supervisor coaching/training
Written program development
Safety committee participation

For more information, call us at (812) 547-0320.

Services are paid for by:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Major Medical
Medicaid
Medicare
Other private health insurance companies
Private Pay

All of these rehab programs listed are available on an outpatient basis with a written prescription from the physician of your choice. To make an appointment for physical therapy, or if you have any questions about our services, call (812) 547-0320.

Links:
www.acols.com
www.astym.com

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