The Rehabilitation Services Department provides Occupational and Physical Therapy to adults and children so that they can develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability. These modalities are used when movement and function are threatened by the process of aging or that of injury or disease.
Occupational and Physical Therapy maximizes movement potential through promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Services are provided on an outpatient and inpatient basis, and it is common for physicians to prescribe rehab therapy after some surgical procedures.
Occupational and Physical Therapy at HRMC
Back and Neck Pain
Spinal and joint conditions, such as arthritis
Biomechanical problems and muscular control
Spinal cord injuries
Shoulder, knee, and hip pain
Total Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Rotator Cuff Repair
Headaches (cervicogenic and tension type headache)
Neurological conditions such as stroke or multiple sclerosis
There are two major rehab therapy treatments:
Various therapeutic therapy modalities are available for orthopedic issues, including exercise prescription (strength, motor control, stretching, and endurance), manual therapy techniques like joint mobilization/manipulation, soft tissue massage, cryotherapy, heat therapy, iontophoresis, and electrotherapy.
Treatment in neurological conditions is typically based upon exercise to restore motor function through attempting to overcome motor deficits and improve motor patterns.