St. Joseph Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation provide excellent
patient care and comprehensive rehabilitation services to our community.
Our experienced staff evaluates and treats a variety of musculoskeletal
injuries and conditions, as well as neurological, vestibular and post
surgical cases. Our highly trained team includes specialists in sports
medicine, pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema, speech and language therapy
and geriatric care. We use a variety of evidence-based rehabilitation
St. Joseph’s licensed physical therapists are specially trained to
work with patients who have sustained disabilities, impairments or limitations
in their overall physical functions. These deviations can be the result
of disease, injury or pathological processes. Through patient and therapist
interaction, physical therapy can help restore movement and function,
helping patients return to a greater level of independence.
A variety of conditions may benefit from physical therapy, including:
- Post operative joints, (including ankle, knee, hip and shoulder) and post-operative spine
- Sports injuries
- Fractures, strains and sprains
- Gait/balance instability
- Cervical and lumbar pain
- Pelvic floor dysfunction/incontinence
- Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or stroke
Aquatic Physical Therapy
St. Joseph’s Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
is unique in that it is able to provide aquatic physical therapy. Aquatic
physical therapy, provided by specially trained therapists, is a scientifically
proven program shown to accelerate the healing process and recovery time
for many musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
The physical properties of water—buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and
viscosity—provide a therapeutic environment which aids in the progression
of weight-bearing and functional land activities. Aquatic physical therapy
provides a pain-free, supported environment for increasing range of motion
and decreasing pain, and improving sport-specific activities, gait and balance.
St. Joseph's licensed Occupational Therapists are trained to work with
patients of all ages who are experiencing upper extremity injury or impairment
that limits the abbility to complete daily tasks.
A variety of conditions may benefit from occupational therapy, inclduing:
- Fractures of the hand, wrist and arm
- Stroke and brain injury
- Ligament, tendon, and nerve injury and/or repairs
- Repetitive use syndromes (carpal tunnel, tendonitis, trigger finger)
- Joint replacement
- Crush injuries and amputations
- Injuries requiring custom splint fabrication
- Decrease coordination, strength or motion
Speech and Language Pathology
St. Joseph's licensed and certified Speech Pathologists provide comprehensive
evaluation and treatment for patients experiencing problems with communication,
cognition, voice and swallowing. Speech therapy is highly beneficial for
patients with the following conditions:
- Brain injury
- Voice disorders
- Carcinoma of the head or neck
St. Joseph’s Outpatient Rehabilitation is located near the main entrance
of the Medical Mall on the second floor.
For more information about St. Joseph’s Outpatient Rehabilitation,
or to make an appointment, call 816-943-4545.