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
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • 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

Pelvic Health Therapy

Shockingly, more than one-third of women nationwide have a pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Men also may be affected by this disorder, particularly pre-and post-prostatectomy. People suffering from pelvic problems may experience the following symptoms:

  • Incontinence
  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Urgency and frequency with urination
  • Painful intercourse
  • Chronic constipation
  • Vaginal prolapse

The pelvic health program at PCMH is a specialized therapy to treat PFD symptoms, specifically focused on the muscles, ligaments and connective issues that make up the pelvic floor. Our physical therapists specialize in pelvic health and work with people with PFD to alleviate their symptoms. Each patient is evaluated for an individualized plan of care. Sessions are generally one to two times a week for about four to eight weeks.

For more information on how pelvic health therapy can help you, call 812.547.0320.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

An effective and specialized therapeutic treatment for muscular tension and spasm. Dry Needling involves the insertion of fine filament needles into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. It provides unbelievable relief and significant improvement in function to athletes and patients who have been suffering for years. There is no solution injected, the needle itself and the effects it produces within the tissue is the treatment. Dry Needling is administered by Certified Dry Needling Therapist,  Dhwani Raj, Physical Therapist at PCMH.

Common conditions that benefit from Dry Needling include by not limited to: Arthritis, Tennis elbow, Muscle spasms, Shoulder pain, Neck pain, Lower back pain, Herniated discs, Hip pain, Calf pain, Forearm strain, and headaches.

Dry Needling is available on an outpatient basis with a written prescription from your physician. For more information or to schedule your appointment call (812) 547-0320.

AFTER A JOINT REPLACEMENT – THERAPY’S ROLE IN RECOVERY

These days, damaged joints can be safely removed and replaced with new ones via a surgical procedure known as joint replacement surgery. Joint replacements are a fairly common procedure with more than 1 million patients in the U.S. undergoing joint replacement surgery every year.

The functionality of joints can be affected by a number of factors, including injuries, arthritis, and various other chronic diseases. In more than a few cases, joint damage may be the result of extreme wear and tear. Replacing damaged joints can improve mobility, alleviate pain and discomfort and enable patients to feel and move much better. For more information, please visit https://www.htstherapy.com/joint-replacement-therapys-role-recovery/

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.

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Perry County Memorial Hospital was founded on the banks of the Ohio River over 60 years ago. The mission of Perry County Memorial Hospital is to provide high quality healthcare and exemplary customer service in the most caring, compassionate, and effective manner.
8885 State Road 237
Tell City
IN
47586
USA
1 (812) 547-7011