Rehabilitative Services

Rehabilitative Services works with people whose lives have been disrupted by injury or disease. The focus of treatment is based on restoring function and returning patients to their prior level of functioning. We serve infants to geriatrics and offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy evaluates and develops a treatment plan to address six main principles of treatment:

  1. Pain Reductions through thermal modalities: joint and tissue mobilization and exercise.
  2. Neurological Rehabilitation through neuromuscular education, tone reduction and exercise.
  3. Improved Range of Motion through manual therapeutic procedures and stretching techniques.
  4. Increased Musculature Strength through exercise, endurance training and electrical stimulation.
  5. Wound Management through the utilization of whirlpool, debridement, and dressing techniques.
  6. Patient Education Physical Therapy is involved in the treatment of patients with such diagnoses as CVAs, amputations, burn and wound care, chronic/acute pain, arthritis, frozen shoulders, neurological and/or orthopedic dysfunction, lumbar/cervical strain, etc.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy evaluates and develops a treatment plan which addresses the following goals:

  1. Reduction of Limitations Improved joint range, muscle strength and endurance; splinting and/or bracing to enhance functions; reduction of edema; desensitize painful areas that have resulted from scarring or nerve involvement and cognitive and visual perception training.
  2. Training of Self Care Skills Teach individuals adaptive methods, with or without equipment, to regain their independence; retrain hand dominance and cognitive compensation.
  3. Patient Education Teach proper body mechanics for home and work to prevent injuries; teach work simplification and energy conservation techniques, and provide home programs to maintain skills. Diagnoses typically seen by Occupational Therapy include: orthopedic and/or nerve injury to the shoulder, elbow, wrist or fingers, arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, edema, pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, limited function, stroke, developmental delayed, cognitive deficits, and Cerebral Palsy.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology evaluates and treats areas of speech and language disorders including: Aphasia, Dysarthria, Dyspraxia, voice disorders (hoarseness, harshness, lack of volume), Laryngectomy, traumatic brain injury, delayed language and articulation disorders in children, foreign and regional accents, hearing impairments and cognitive deficits. Speech Therapy also addresses Dysphagia to provide appropriate treatment and diet for swallowing disorders.Location: Southwest Corner of the first floor in the South Building at CMMC.Hours: Outpatient Services - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Registration: Call (601) 376-2155 to schedule a patient.