Physical therapy is the field which specializes in conservative treatment of injuries to bones, muscles, joints and nerves. It involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement impairments with a focus on general health and fitness.
Physical therapists work to help patients improve movement and function, increase strength, and ultimately decrease pain. Rusk County Memorial Hospital's physical therapists hold a master's or doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.
Conditions Commonly Treated
Rusk County Memorial Hospital physical therapy staff frequently provide treatment for the following conditions:
- Lower back pain
- Ligament injuries
- Balance problems
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Neck pain
Specialty Services & Programs We Offer:
- Custom orthotics
- Orthopedic and manual therapy for the spine
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Chronic pain management
- Wound care, including wound vac
- Pelvic floor/incontinence rehabilitation
- Otago balance and fall reduction program
- Occupational health
- Fitness testing and prescription
- LSVT BIG/LOUD programs for Parkinsonâ€™s Disease
- Functional capacity evaluations
- Athletic Training Program
- Strong Bones Program
During the first appointment, each patient is thoroughly evaluated by a physical therapist who addresses any relevant impairments present. A plan of care is then established which may include anything from specific stretches to strengthening exercises to modalities such as ultrasound.
In addition to outpatient Physical Therapy, RCMH also provides physical therapy to inpatients and swing bed patients. In these settings, the physical therapists focus on increasing the patient's ability to walk, go up stairs or the skills necessary for the individual to return to their previous level of function. Typically, this is accomplished through a variety of strengthening exercises, balance training and more.
Hours for outpatients: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday.
To Make an Appointment
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 532-5561 ext. 1301.
Most insurance plans are accepted.
Physical Therapy Forms
Once you have scheduled an appointment with Physical Therapy, you may download, print and fill out the following forms. Please bring these forms with you for your first appointment.