Conditions and Treatments
Physical Medicine patients are assessed and treated on an individual basis depending on the severity of their condition or injury. Physical and occupational therapists are part of a highly skilled team of specialists who address a variety of conditions and illnesses including:
Specialized treatment programs include:
- Hand injuries
- Sports and industrial injuries
- Joint replacement
- Lymphedema (swelling in arm or leg)
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Neurological disorders
- Prosthetic/orthotic evaluation and treatment
- Vestibular rehabilitation (vertigo)
- Wound care
- Post-surgical therapy
- Lymphedema Therapy. An outpatient program that combines bandaging, drainage, and massage techniques to help to reduce swelling and other effects sometimes associated with mastectomy and chronic venous insufficiency. Prior to receiving lymphedema therapy patients are encouraged to complete the Lymphedema Quality of Life Questionnaire >>
Listen to senior occupational therapist Heather Studwell discuss physical therapy treatment for lymphedema >>
- Joint Replacement Therapy. Patients who have had knee or hip replacement benefit from specialized therapy that begins in the hospital and continues after discharge to help regain maximum mobility and function.
- Bariatric Surgery Program. Prescribed before and after surgery, this therapy and exercise program is designed specifically to improve outcomes for bariatric weight-loss patients.
- Vestibular Rehabilitation. Exercise-based program for vertigo.
- Speech and Language Therapy. Specialized evaluation and treatment of speech, language and voice disorders in people of all ages.
- Prosthetic/Orthotic Evaluation and Treatment. Full rehabilitation services for amputees and other patients requiring supportive services.
- Arthritis Treatment. Specialized treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid conditions and osteoporosis to manage pain and increase mobility and strength.
- Hand Injuries Therapy. Treatment of fractures, sprains, arthritic conditions, carpal tunnel and splint fabrication.
- Industrial Injuries. Physical therapists determine an employee's fitness requirements for specific jobs, identify potentially dangerous work sites and provide treatment to injured workers.
- Neurological Disorders Treatment. Occupational therapy for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson's disease. Therapists are trained to use the Saebo Flex Orthosis, a specialized device to maximize arm and hand function following a neurological injury such as stroke.
- Wound Care. Treatment for diabetic ulcers, scarring and vascular disease.