Infirmary Therapy Services provides both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy services at Thomas Hospital and outpatient physical therapy at Thomas Medical Center.
We offer aquatic therapy in our indoor heated pool. Exercise in water can assist with strengthening, range of motion and pain relief. Aquatic therapy is beneficial for back, hip and knee pain; fibromyalgia, arthritis, general weakness and spinal cord injuries.
We treat patients who experience dizziness and loss of coordination during routine daily activities such as walking. We also provide education on fall risks and home safety.
Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling or build-up of fluid and waste from cells in the tissues. Therapy helps reduce edema which can result from radiation, lymph node removal, congenital defects, surgical scarring, mastectomy, cancer and other trauma.
We provide a full-service gym and modalities to treat such orthopedic diagnoses as arthritis, total joint replacements, knee and shoulder injuries, foot pain, lower back and neck pains, and sprains and strains. The physical therapy program and the Health & Fitness Center are both located in Thomas Wellness Center, so patients can easily transition into an independent exercise program after rehabilitation.
The Strides program is designed to improve a runner’s performance and decrease pain or risk of injury. Running injuries may result from tightness or weakness in core muscles and legs that create problems with running mechanics and efficiency. Strides clients receive a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed physical therapist. The therapist observes the client’s foot alignment and arch support and assesses flexibility and strength. The evaluation includes video-taping the client while running. The therapist then designs an exercise program to correct deficiencies in strength and range of motion.
Our comprehensive stroke rehabilitation includes speech and occupational therapy. Neurologic rehab is available for patients diagnosed with stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, neuropathy or spinal cord injury. Our goal is to restore normal movement and function in daily activities. Urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence can either be leakage of urine, sometimes in conjunction with a sneeze, cough, or laugh; the inability to control the bladder; or frequent urinations, especially during the night. These can often be treated with physical therapy.
Urinary incontinence can be leaking of urine—often when sneezing, coughing or laughing; the inability to control the bladder; or frequent urination, especially during the night. These conditions can often be treated with physical therapy.