Rehabilitation Services

Introduction

Recovering from an illness or injury can be a long and frustrating process. At Mitchell County Regional Health Center, we work closely with your and your family to set and meet rehabilitative goals through evaluation, treatment, education and follow-up care. Our rehabilitation experts work hand-in-hand to provide you with the best care close to home.

Speech Therapy

Inpatients and outpatients are seen for an initial evaluation upon referral from the physician. Treatment and goals are established for each patient based upon the outcome of the evaluation. Our professional speech-language pathologists are trained to determine the cause and develop a personalized treatment strategy to care for patients with communication, cognitive, or swallowing problems.

Speech, language, or swallowing issues we treat:

  • Cleft Palate
  • Pediatric feeding and swallowing
  • Laryngectomy
  • Adult swallowing disorders
  • Neurologist Disorders (Stroke and Brain injury)
  • Orofacial Myology/Tongue Thrust
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Articulation and Language
  • Adult and Child Voice Disorders

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy experts evaluate and treat those with impairments that limit their activities of daily living. We will work with you to increase your independence by developing or relearning skills relate to your daily routines. You and your family are active participants in the treatment process and are included in establishing goals for your therapy.

Services we offer:

  • Upper Extremity strengthening, neuromotor Re-education and coordination
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Home Safety Education
  • Cognitive Evaluation and treatment
  • Perceptual evaluation and training
  • Seating/positioning
  • Splinting
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Instruction in joint protection
  • Instruction in work simplification

Physical Therapy

The physical therapy department provides service to a wide range of patients, from young children to older adults. Patient services include an evaluation, development of a treatment plan with goals set, patient education, and ongoing assessment to maximize outcomes. Our rehabilitation experts work hand in hand to provide you with the best care close to home.

What are the benefits of Therapy?

  • Therapy can help reduce the source of your pain
  • Therapy can help improve or restore your ability to move
  • Therapy can help reduce or eliminate the need for long-term prescription medication use

Services we offer:

  • Balance/Proprioceptive Training
  • Community Education
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ergonomics
  • Gait training
  • ImPACT Concussion testing
  • Iontophoresis
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Patient Education
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Running Assessments
  • Skilled or Swing bed (during hospital stay)
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic taping
  • Traction (back and neck)
  • Ultrasound
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an exercise and education program for persons who have experienced a cardiac event. The program is designed to help people with cardiovascular disease feel confident that they can safely exercise and gradually return to their previous or and improved lifestyle. Our cardiac rehab staff will develop a rehab program aimed at improving your overall health and reducing your risk of future heart problems.

Who is eligible for cardiac rehab?

Men and Women of all ages can benefit from cardiac rehab. You are eligible if you have had:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart failure
  • Bypass surgery/valve surgery
  • Balloon procedure
  • Stent placement
  • Stable angina
  • Heart Transplant

What benefits will I receive form cardiac rehabilitation?

  • Feel better faster so you can return to previous activities
  • Incorporate a regular exercise program into your daily routine
  • Increase your strength and endurance
  • Reduce risk for future heart problems
  • Reduce stress

What happens during my cardiac rehab sessions?

During phase II cardiac rehab a cardiac monitor will be in place during your sessions so that the cardiac rehab nurse can carefully watch your heart rate and any changes in your heart tracing while you are exercising. They will also check your blood pressure frequently during the session to make sure your blood pressure responds appropriately to exercise. The exercise time and intensity begins at a low level and is slowly increased throughout the program as your body becomes more conditioned.

Another important aspect of the phase II program is risk factor reduction through education about risk factors and lifestyle modification. Education sessions are held while you are exercising or after exercise during your cool down period. You are given the option to visit with a dietician during your time in cardiac rehab to better understand a heart healthy diet.
Cardiac Rehab nurses stay in close contact with your physician throughout your phase II program and relay any concerns or problems to them promptly.

During phase III, you are supervised but not monitored on the cardiac monitor. You will have access to the same equipment you used in the phase II program. You are responsible for monitoring your heart rate and recording your exercise each day you attend. The nurse is available to check your blood pressure or initiate further monitoring if problems occur. You should report any problems to the cardiac rehab nurse.

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