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Physical Therapy Services

WCH Physical Therapy focuses on restoring function, relieving pain, and educating you following a disease or injury. Our licensed physical therapists look to individualize a treatment plan and goals specific to your needs. To meet your goals quickly we have therapists specialized and credentialed in:

  • McKenzie Neck and Back Techniques
  • Lymphedema Treatment
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation/ Balance Training

Restore Function

The primary goal of therapy is to restore function to your injured area. Restoring function may include:

  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching and Flexibility Exercises
  • Posture and Body Mechanics Exercises
  • Balance Training

Relieving Pain

Pain is often a limiting factor in most activities. Depending on your condition some of the following interventions may be used:

  • Ultrasound
  • Electric Stimulation/TENS
  • Iontophoresis
  • Manual Therapy
  • Traction
  • CRYOPress
  • Hot and Cold Packs

Education

Part of each one-to-one session with discussion about:

  • Your diagnosis and prognosis
  • Reason for treatment
  • Type of treatment
  • Proper technique to use with exercises
  • Proper posture and body mechanics
  • Prevention from further injury

Specialized Programs:

Lymphedema:

  • Our certified lymphedema therapist treats people with lymphedema, a condition in which an accumulation of lymphatic fluid causes swelling, most often in the hands, feet, arms or legs. The condition may affect those whose earlier breast, ovarian, prostate or abdominal cancers have compromised their lymphatic systems.

Urinary Incontinence

  • Treating urinary or fecal incontinence requires a comprehensive approach. Trained physical therapists can evaluate and determind the type of incontinence and design an appropriate treatment program. Both men and women can suffer from urine leakage; whether it is a result of post-prostatectomy weakness or injury or stress or urge issues. Individually designed programs focus on behavioral strategies, functional muscle strengthening, viofeedback, education in anatomy, and home exercise program instruction.
  • Use of biofeedback offers an advantage to understanding the correct method of exercising your pelvic floor muscles. Surface electromyography can detect and record electrical muscle activity that can be viewed on a computer. Most people show definite improvement within 6 sessions.
  • Other physical therapy services can address peripartum back or pelvic pain and postural changes or pain related to osteoporosis or compression fractures.

Vestibular Rehabilitation/ Balance Training

  • This program includes a comprehensive balance evaluation and individualized training program designed for the prevention of falls and improvement of mobility.
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation is designed to treat people with balance or vertigo problems. When the vestibular system is not working correctly, symptoms of dizziness and imbalance occur. Balance retraining uses a variety of approaches to improve balance and stability to decrease risk of falls. These include:
  1. Strengthening of key muscle groups to improve balance reactions,
  2. Integration of all balance senses (vision, information from receptors in our feet/ankles, and vestibular information), and
  3. Balance challenges in various environments.
  • Our facility has the NeuroCom Balance Master system which is the most advanced balance and mobility assessment and treatment equipment available. The Balance Master (R) provides objective assessment and retraining of the sensory and voluntary motor control of balance with visual biofeedback. The interactive technology allows the therapist to objectively measure a person's center of gravity and weight bearing symmetry. The objective data allows the therapist to design programs to encourage specific movements by the patient, therefore helping to build physical stability, endurance, and confidence.

Therapeutic Aquatics Programs

Working Reconditioning

Better Back Class

Post Rehab Programs