Inpatient Physical Therapy
The goal of physical therapy is to improve the patient’s functional ability to a level that will allow for the most productive lifestyle.
The inpatient physical therapy staff at Newman Regional Health provides post-surgical care for total joint replacement and hip fractures; rehabilitation following stroke, debilitating disease, or illness; and wound care for patients with amputations in the Wound Care Clinic.
Generally, physical therapy involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of “movement dysfunctions”. Physical Therapists examine patients and develop treatment plans that employ techniques that promote mobility, pain reduction, functional restoration, and disability prevention.
We strive to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
A typical inpatient treatment session lasts about 45 minutes but is tailored to each patient and their level of progress.
Physical therapy care:
- Balance retraining and vestibular rehabilitation
- Exercise therapy
- Gait training
- Hot and cold therapy
- Manual therapy
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Post-operative rehabilitation (hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, foot, ankle)
- Progressive strengthening
- Sports medicine
- Ultrasound therapy
Physical therapy orthopedic care:
Physical therapy specialty care:
Lymphedema – When lymph builds up, it can cause an arm, leg, or other areas of your body to swell and become painful. The disorder can be lifelong.
LSVT – The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a behavioral treatment geared towards creating neurobiological changes to create sustained improvement in speech and voice function.
LSVT Big – Trains people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to use their body more normally. LSVT BIG effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from a sofa or chair or maintaining balance while walking. Learn more.
LSVT Loud – A training program that teaches people with Parkinson’s to recalibrate their voices. Research has shown improvements in volume, pitch and inflection following treatment. Learn more.
VitalStim – The VitalStim® Therapy System involves the administration of small, electrical impulses to the swallowing muscles in the throat through electrodes attached to the skin overlaying the musculature. Learn more.
Outpatient Physical Therapy
Patients with orthopedic and neurologic conditions receive outpatient physical therapy at Newman Physical Therapy. Sports medicine physical therapy and industrial rehabilitation are important components of the outpatient program. Outpatient physical therapists also perform worksite ergonomic and prevention programs specifically for the needs of a business.
Physical therapy services include:
- Custom foot orthotics
- Prenatal/postnatal care
- Women’s Health Care
- Preparation and restoration of the body for breastfeeding
- Low Back Pain
- Sciatic Nerve Dysfunction
- Urinary Incontinence
- Diastasis Recti
- Pubic Symphysis Pain
- Thoracic and Rib Cage Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pelvic Health
- Core & Pelvic Floor Strengthening
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Pain Management
- Kinesio® taping
- Body mechanics and ergonomic protection techniques
- Dry Needling