Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy in Guttenberg

Physical therapy is one of the many therapy and rehabilitation services offered close to home in a spacious and welcoming environment at GMHC.

Physical Therapy patient and provider

Whether you are recovering from surgery, illness or injury, or are dealing with a long-term health condition, physical therapy can often be the difference between living with limited movement and being able to live life on your own terms.

Physical therapy can help you manage and relieve pain, restore function, and reduce risk of disability through improving strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and endurance. Not only do our therapists help to treat existing injuries, but also help to prevent or decrease risk of future injuries.

Our highly skilled physical therapists and physical therapy assistants are trained in the use of heat, cold, electrical stimulation, massage and exercise therapies, as well as the Graston Technique to treat health problems or injuries that make movement difficult.

With private treatment rooms and a variety of the latest equipment and tools, our therapists work together with patients, caregivers, and the healthcare team to develop a customized treatment plan to provide the best care. Services are provided on the second floor, directly above Cornerstone Family Practice on an outpatient basis. You may also receive physical therapy services as an inpatient during a hospital stay.

Some of the services offered through the Physical Therapy department include:

  • Therapeutic exercises to decrease pain through movement
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Graston Technique
  • Lymphedema
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Fenzel Goggles
  • Pre and Post-Operative Treatment Education
  • Sports Medicine Consults and Treatments
  • ImPACT Concussion Testing and Treatment
  • Functional Compacity Evaluations (FCE)
  • Balance
  • Fall Prevention
  • Neuromuscular Education
  • Home Safety Assessments 
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Gait and Mobility Training
  • Assistive Device Training
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Iontophoresis
  • TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Hot and Cold Therapy
  • And More

At your first visit the physical therapist will perform an in-depth evaluation and create a customized treatment specific to you. From there, throughout your treatments our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants will provide a collaborative, team effort experience working together to help you achieve your goals.

In physical therapy, our number one priority is to help you achieve your goals through utilization of the most effective techniques. We work to get you back to doing the things you love as quickly and safely as possible.

We treat a wide variety of patients of all ages. Some examples of diagnoses we treat include:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint Pain/Inflammation
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness and Falls
  • Weakness/Fatigue
  • Fractures
  • Joint Replacements
  • Meniscal Injuries
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Parkinson’s
  • Lymphedema
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries and Repairs
  • Concussions
  • Vertigo
  • Tight muscles
  • Strokes/ Neurological Diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Posture
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Plantar Fasciitis 
  • Neuropathy
  • Spinal Stenosis

Overall, we can assist with maintaining functional mobility in the elderly, returning adolescents to sports, or helping children to achieve their developmental milestones. We can also assist in work injuries and chronic injuries including low back pain. Nothing makes our staff happier than assisting you with getting the results you want and optimizing your outcomes.

Parkinson’s Therapy

Physical Therapy: LSVT BIG®

LSVT BIG® is a treatment that focuses on training people with Parkinson disease (PD) to use their body more normally. It’s an intensive, effective, one-on-one treatment created to help people with PD and other neurological conditions.

Our Physical Therapists Address: 

  • Walking
  • Balance
  • Dressing 
  • Job-Related Tasks
  • Getting up from low surfaces
  • Any task that the patient has found difficult to perform and would like to improve

The One Month Program includes one hour sessions with four sessions per week, four weeks in a row and includes daily homework and carryover exercises. See demonstration here.

Speech Therapy: LSVT LOUD®

LSVT LOUD® is treatment through the GMHC Speech Therapy department that trains people with Parkinson Disease (PD) to use their voice at a more normal loudness level while speaking at home, work, or in the community. Learn More Here.

Lymphedema Therapy 

Lymphedema is chronic swelling that results from damage to the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system filters excess fluid through lymph nodes to remove bacteria and debris from the body. When the system is damaged, fluid can build up under the skin, usually in the arms and legs. Lymphedema can occur after cancer treatment, infection, surgery, venous insufficiency, or injury.

Our therapists provide non-invasive lymphedema therapy to patients in Guttenberg and surrounding communities. Treatment includes manual lymphatic drainage, exercises and compression wrapping to help reduce swelling and return skin to a more normal condition. Therapists also teach the patient and family/caregiver how to apply treatment at home.

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