Rehabilitation Medicine

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Rehabilitation Medicine

The goals of Memorial's rehabilitation services are:

  • Return those treated to optimal function after injury or illness.
  • Educate patients with regard to prevention of further injuries or conditions.

Memorial offers rehabilitation services at the main hospital campus.

Our Services

Our rehabilitation therapists help people recover physically and develop the skills needed to get back to their lives. The following rehab services are available at The Springs.

Physical Therapy uses physical agents such as electrical stimulation (E-stim) ultrasound, traction and heat or cold therapy to help improve muscular function after injury, illness or surgery. Common treatment goals are to improve mobility and strength and decrease pain. Areas of focus in treatment are working with neurological operations or balance, orthopaedics, post surgical motion, pulmonary strength and any other injury/illness that limits the person's function.

Occupational Therapy works to improve a person's ability to do the everyday activities (occupations) that are important to them. This may include improving fine motor control to enable self-care skills such as dressing, feeding, and bathing or developing the cognitive skills needed for more complex occupations such as cooking or driving. Occupational Therapy focuses on the "fit" between the individual, the occupation and the environment. By working to help people develop skills, learn new adaptive strategies, and/or modify the environment, OT enables them to function more fully in their environment.

Massage Therapy seeks to help decrease stress, muscle tension and pain while improving muscle mobility, making it easier for individuals to function in daily activities. Our massage therapists can provide many types of massage ranging from a Swedish relaxation massage to deep tissue work. A doctor's prescription is required for insurance billing.

Our Key Areas of Focus

Neurological Disorders

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Pain management
    • Complex regional pain syndrome
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Consults for chronic pain

Musculoskeletal disorders

  • Joint pain (back, neck, hip, knee etc)
  • Spasticity management
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendonitis, bursitis
  • Strains, sprains
  • Prosthetics, orthotics
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Polyneuropathy
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