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Therapist working with patient resistance band

When you are referred for physical therapy, you receive a thorough examination by one of our licensed physical therapists. The exam includes a review of your medical condition, functional abilities and prior level of function. The evaluation may also assess:

  • Strength
  • Range of motion (ROM)
  • Endurance
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Mobility
  • Safety awareness

Treatment plan

After initial evaluation, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan based upon the results of the assessment and a discussion of your personal goals. Treatment may include:

  • Exercise: Our therapists may recommend an exercise program to help you maintain or gain mobility by increasing your strength, range of motion, endurance, balance and coordination.
  • Equipment: Equipment may be used to help you with mobility, balance or positioning, such as crutches, canes, walkers or wheelchairs.
  • Education: We provide education for both you and your caregiver. Oftentimes, your family and caregivers must learn how to safely assist you at home with activities such as exercise, proper positioning, transfer techniques and general mobility.
  • Discharge: Physical therapists work closely with the medical and case management team to make recommendations for discharge, such as continuation of therapy services, long-term placement or home services.

Conditions

Treatments

Physical Rehabilitation at the Hospital

When you're healing from an injury or being treated for a disabling medical condition, physical rehabilitation may be an important part of your physical therapy.

Physical Therapist

Discover what role the physical therapist plays on your rehabilitation team.