Therapy & Rehab
Whether you’ve had an illness, injury or surgery that’s left you with less mobility and strength, or has affected your speech, therapy can help restore movement and function and relieve pain.
Our therapists are professionals dedicated to educating, training and improving the lives of our patients, helping them achieve their highest level of independence.
Wise Regional is proud to be a Center of Excellence in the area of Therapy and Rehabilitation Services.
Wise Regional Health System offers a wide range of therapy services, including:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech/Language Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
- Pediatric Therapy
- Wound Care
- Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy Services
The caring, compassionate physical therapists at Wise Regional provide individualized care for patients with illness or injuries that have resulted in a loss of physical function and have limited their ability to move and perform daily activities. Some of the conditions we treat are:
- General Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Post-Surgical Conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Manual Therapy
- Neurological Conditions
- Chronic Pain
- Women’s Health
The Inpatient Rehabilitation program at Wise Regional provides care for patients with a variety of neurological and physical conditions including:
- Back and hip fractures
- Brain injuries
- And More
Learn more about Inpatient Rehab
Our speech therapy department offers complete diagnostic and treatment methods for patients with speech difficulties and swallowing disorders stemming from many different injuries, illnesses or disorders, including: nervous system disorders, stroke, head or spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and cancer of the head, neck or esophagus.
Treatments may include:
- Electrical stimulation
- Exercises to improve muscle movement
- Drug therapy
Aquatic therapy is a useful tool for providing therapy assistance for patients with a variety of medical conditions, including patients with arthritis, those healing from broken bones or who are overweight. The buoyancy of the water supports the patient’s weight, decreasing the force on the joints while providing excellent resistance for strength training. In addition, the warm water of therapy pools assists in muscle relaxation and dilates blood vessels which increases blood flow to injured areas, helping them heal faster.
The 750-square-foot, wheelchair accessible therapy pool and 25-meter lap pool allows our certified aquatic therapists to treat a wide range of patients, helping them to increase strength, decrease pain and improve function.
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The pediatric therapy program at Wise Regional Health System focuses on the special needs of our smallest patients. We are equipped with specialized pediatric equipment to provide care for pediatric patients, infant to adolescent, who require treatment in occupational, aquatic, physical and speech therapy. Our therapists work closely with families, physicians and school therapists providing care for patients with a variety of diagnoses, including:
- Developmental disabilities (Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, autism, etc.)
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
- Regulatory disorders
- Difficulties feeding and swallowing
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Wise Regional treats many different kinds of wounds, including:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Ulcers caused by circulation problems
- Traumatic wounds
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Mild to moderate burns
- Brown recluse spider bites
Left untreated, these wounds can lead to complications such as infection, hospitalization, deformities, decrease in function, amputation, and even sepsis or death.
An individualized treatment plan using the latest treatment techniques and most advanced technology is designed for each patient to complement the care from a patient’s primary care physician.
If you have a non-healing wound, check with your doctor to see if you may be a candidate for the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Wise Regional.
Learn more about Wound Care
Through fitness, nutrition, counseling and education, the cardiopulmonary rehab team at Wise Regional works with patients with heart, lung and vascular issues to improve their health and quality of life.
The cardiopulmonary rehab program works with you if you have:
- Heart disease
- Recently had heart surgery (stent, bypass, open heart)
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Asthma or symptomatic lung disease
The occupational health program at Wise Regional offers a national testing program to employers, to diagnose, treat and prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. WorkSTEPS® is designed to meet your needs and keep you up-to-date on information about injury prevention, assessment and safe work practices and work environments.
- Increased productivity
- Decrease in on-the-job injuries
- Reduced absenteeism
- Lower overall health care costs
- Decrease in employee turnover
- Reduction in Worker’s Compensation claims
Each business is different. Our staff can tailor a program to meet your specific needs.
Services we offer:
- Pre-employment/Post-offer testing
- Drug screens
- Alcohol breath/hair follicle testing
- Fit for duty testing
- Hearing and vision screens
- Fit mask testing
- Injury prevention training
- Functional capacity evaluations
- Instruction in proper body mechanics and lifting techniques
- Return to duty testing
- DOT/NDOT Physicals
Same day appointments available. Please call to schedule.