Clarke County Hospital's Therapy Services Department consists of multiple, specialized Physical Therapists and a Physical Therapist Assistant who see patients through all our levels of care. The Therapy Services team is excited to serve Clarke County and will work with patients to relieve pain, increase range of motion, improve strength and restore function. A customized plan of care will be designed for every patient treated based on their condition with the goal of achieving a more normal, active lifestyle after an illness, surgery, disability, or accident as safely and quickly as possible. Specialty areas include, but are not limited to: sports medicine, neurology, orthopedics, geriatrics and manual therapy. Therapy Services also offers a full range of occupational and speech therapy services and hosts state-of-the-art equipment with the most up-to-date technology and monitoring systems available today.
Physical Therapy (PT) is the practice of rehabilitation of functional mobility after an illness, injury or disease. Treatments may include gait, balance and transfer training, exercise programs, and manual therapy. Physical Therapy also offers specialty programs for strength and conditioning for sports related issues, for treatment of fibromyalgia, chronic pain, osteoporosis, and vestibular (dizziness) issues.
Occupational Therapy works with patients from birth to end of life to help regain lost function as a result of injury or disability that keeps them from completing daily activities they need and/or want to do.
The occupational therapist at Clarke County Hospital is highly skilled in evaluating, designing, and implementing a treatment plan that is appropriate to each individual's needs in the following areas:
- Daily self-care and home management difficulties:
- Hand and upper extremity conditions, including but not limited to:
- Shoulder injuries and pain
- Elbow, forearm, and hand injuries and pain
- Nerve injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Worker's compensation injuries
- Basic custom splinting needs
- Rehabilitation following a neurological event:
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain Injury
- Parkinson's disease
- General strengthening and reconditioning following an injury
If any of these areas sound like something you have been struggling with, ask your provider for an OT order today!
Speech therapy provides skilled therapy services to adults and children to facilitate improved communication, swallowing and cognitive skills. Speech Language Pathologists are trained to facilitate improved speech, language, voice and fluency to improve communication and are also trained to evaluate and treat swallowing disorders. Cognitive skills, such as memory, concentration and problem solving, are
also skills which speech pathologists evaluate and treat to maximize a person's ability to function safely.