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Physical Therapy

MDH Physical Therapy provides both inpatient and outpatient skilled services for patients of all ages, as well as Aquatic Therapy. Our focus is to increase function and help our patients return to an active life as quickly as possible. MDH Therapists strive to reduce patient pain, increase flexibility, build strength, and correct posture. We strategically individualize each program based on your specific needs.

Conditions Treated

We treat patients with a variety of diagnoses/conditions including:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Acute and chronic tendonitis
  • Ambulation (walking) training
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Arthritis
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Balance disorders
  • Hip, knee and ankle pain
  • Injury prevention
  • Joint replacement
  • Lymphedema
  • Musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain/disorders
  • Neurological conditions
  • Orthopedic surgeries/injuries
  • Pediatric development delay
  • Prenatal and postpartum complications
  • Spinal conditions
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Various musculoskeletal and orthopedic diseases and illnesses
  • Vestibular deficits
  • Work-related injuries
  • Wound care management

Elements of Treatment

  • Evaluation by our caring, experienced therapists will determine the appropriate course of treatment for you and your condition.
  • Manual therapy and/or exercises which offer hands-on treatment and instruction in the clinic and for home.
  • Modalities to decrease pain and promote healing, which may include: paraffin, fluidotherapy, ultrasound, iontophoresis, heat and ice.
  • Crutch and/or gait training
  • Taping (kinesio, athletic, etc.) and brace fitting
  • Home exercise plan customized for each patient’s needs
  • Phase III programming provides patients an opportunity to use our facilities for a nominal fee after being discharged.

Goal

Whatever the course of treatment, our main goal at MDH is helping you to resume normal activities of daily life, while promoting optimal health. We strive to restore and enhance physical function by relieving pain, improving the body’s strength, endurance and range of motion.

MDH Physical Therapy provides Aquatic Therapy at our local YMCA.

  • Tuesdays: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Benefits of Aquatic Therapy
      • Water facilitates peripheral circulation and muscle relaxation
      • Increased buoyancy decreases stress on joints and pain sensitivity
      • Viscosity of water provides resistance for strengthening
      • Decreased risk for damage to healing structures during strengthening exercises
    • What to bring
      • Swimming suit or trunks
      • Towel

To learn more about the physical therapy team or to schedule your pain screening, call (309) 836-1601 or (309) 836-1616.

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