The Citizens Medical Center Physical Therapy Program is a comprehensive rehabilitation process that utilizes clinical application in the preservation, development, and restoration of physical function.
What is Physical Therapy?
Who can Benefit from a Physical Therapy Program?
The Physical Therapy Program is for individuals with functional disabilities associated with the following:
- Gait, Locomotion, and Balance
- Neuromotor Development (Strokes, Traumatic Brain Injuries, etc.)
- Orthotic, Prosthetic, and other Supportive Devices
- Joint Integrity and Mobility
- Anthropometric Characteristics (Lymphedema, Traumatic edema, etc.)
What are the goals of a Physical Therapy Program?
- Identify and buffer disablement risk factors and processes
- Reduce impairment, functional limitations, or disabilities
- Decrease the duration of an illness
- Limit the severity of a disease
- Promote restoration of function
- Modify activities of daily living to those of functional limits
How does the Physical Therapy Program work?
While in the hospital, the Physical Therapists will direct and supervise your immediate activity program and provide you with education about the recovery process.
This stage of the program may be entered immediately following a hospital stay or simply as a “walk-in.” At this level of rehabilitation the Physical Therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation, develop a working physical therapy diagnosis, establish an outcome, select direct interventions (land vs. aquatic activities), and provide patient/family related instructions/education. The overall objective, at this stage, is to obtain the most optimal functional outcome possible for the patient.
This stage of the program is an ongoing option for those that have completed the Outpatient stage of the program. This program is designed to maintain the functional level and benefits achieved during the Outpatient stage. The Maintenance stage of the program, which involves a monthly fee, is an option for individuals who want to continue their exercise program and social/clinical interaction.