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Physical Therapy

Our goal for you when you receive physical therapy is to evaluate and treat your condition to help you fully recover from an illness or injury and lead your life the way you want again. Therapeutic exercise and other interventions focus on alleviating pain and improving posture, strength, endurance, balance, coordination and joint mobility.

Lakes Regional Healthcare provides physical therapy to outpatients, through our Home Care and Hospice service, and is also provided to inpatients, beginning during hospitalization following surgery and for other needs as well.

Physical therapy can be used to help a number of conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Back pain
  • Balance problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Joint injuries
  • Joint replacement rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema
  • Neck pain
  • Neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Pain of the muscles or joints
  • Pelvic pain and incontinence 
  • Vertigo/vestibular dysfunction

Therapy treatments may include:

  • Aquatic (water) therapy
  • Balance and gait training
  • Dry needling
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Graston technique
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Massage therapy
  • Sports therapy
  • Stretching
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Ultrasound
  • Vestibular treatment and habituation exercises

When you come in for physical therapy, you receive a thorough exam by one of our licensed physical therapists. The exam includes a review of your medical condition, functional abilities, and prior level of function. The evaluation may also assess: 

  • Strength
  • Range of motion
  • Endurance
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Mobility
  • Safety awareness

After your evaluation, you will receive a treatment plan, which may include: 

  • Exercise to help you maintain or gain mobility by increasing your strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, and coordination. 
  • Equipment to help you with mobility, balance, or positioning, such as crutches or canes. 
  • Education so you know how to safely move and do your exercises at home. Education can also help your caregivers know how to safely assist you at home with activities such as exercises, proper positioning, transfer techniques, and general mobility. 

To schedule an appointment with a physical therapist, talk to your healthcare provider or call 712-336-8651