Physical Therapy

Physical therapy at Perry County Memorial Hospital deals with identifying and treating people who have medical problems so that they are able to function at maximum capacity in daily lives. Physical therapists (PTs) also help prevent conditions associated with loss of mobility through fitness and wellness programs that promote healthy and active lifestyles. PTs use techniques that promote movement, function and pain reduction, as well as prevent disability.

Conditions that PTs may manage include:

  • Back and neck pain.
  • Spinal/joint conditions, such as arthritis.
  • Biomechanical problems/muscle control.
  • Cerebral palsy/spinal bifida.
  • Heart/lung conditions, such as atelectasis.
  • Sports-related injuries.
  • Headaches, especially caused by tension.
  • Stress incontinence.
  • Neurological conditions, such as stroke and multiple sclerosis.

There are four types of physical therapy treatments available that cover the range of conditions above: musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurological and integumentary.

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal physiotherapists diagnose, treat and help prevent pain by prescribing things such as exercise, manual therapy, soft tissue massage and various forms of electrophysical agents.

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

Cardiopulmonary physical therapists help patients of all ages in a variety of ways. They treat acute problems like asthma, they're involved in the preparation for and recovery from major surgery, and they treat a range of chronic cardiac and respiratory conditions.

Neurological Physical Therapy

Treatment in this area is based on exercises to restore mobility through overcoming motor disabilities and improving motor patterns.

Integumentary Physical Therapy

Treatments in this area involve the skin and related organs, mostly treating wounds and burns. Therapy involves treatment and scar prevention or reduction.

Mid America Rehab is located on the PCMH campus and provides rehabilitative and wellness services. For questions or concerns, contact 573-768-3349.

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