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Physical Therapy

Who are Physical Therapists?

Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.

Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long term benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings and long term care facilities. State licensure is required in each state in which physical therapists practice.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services offered at Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy for post injury and post surgery are:

Back Pain
Cervical Pain
Shoulder
Elbow
Wrist
Hand
Hip
Knee
Ankle
Total joint replacements
Balance and Vertigo
General Body Weakness
Unsteady Gait
Stroke
Headaches

General Services provided:

Home Health Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation
Inpatient Hospital Rehabilitation
Long-Term Care

For more information about Physical Therapy, contact Kristi at (208) 766-5334.