Whether you have an acute injury, a chronic (ongoing) condition, recovering from orthopedic surgery or requiring cardiac rehabilitation, our staff is available to evaluate your current condition and help you achieve your goals. With a combination of skilled manual therapy, aqua therapy, prescription exercises, and emphasis on developing healthy movement, Morton General Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services can help you feel better and improve your overall function. Once we receive a referral from your primary healthcare provider, we will schedule you for an evaluation.
Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.
The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs or getting in and out of bed.
Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as:
Occupational therapy (OT) services help people with neurological, orthopedic and age and disease-related problems. Examples include carpal tunnel, tendonitis, upper extremity fractures, arthritis, and strokes, and traumatic-brain-injury recovery.
OT increases patients' strength, coordination, and range of motion in the upper extremity through exercise, manual therapy and therapeutic modalities for improved function and independence in patients' daily lives.
OT specializes in improved activities of daily living, such as:
Higher level functional skills that can be improved with OT:
Lymphedema refers to swelling in the body, usually the arm(s) or leg(s). Lymphedema is caused by a blockage in your lymphatic system, an important part of your immune and circulatory systems. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and as the fluid builds up, the swelling continues.
There are two types of lymphedema. Primary which is present at birth is congenital lymphedema, and secondary which can be caused by surgeries involving lymph nodes, radiation therapy, trauma, and cancer.
There’s no cure for lymphedema, but it can be controlled. Controlling lymphedema involves diligent care.
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) has been shown to be more beneficial than any other treatment for lymphedema, including surgery, massage, and compression pumps as stated by the New England Journal of Medicine in an article published in Oct. 1993.
Complete Decongestive Therapy consists of:
For more information on any the above rehabilitation services, contact us by telephone at 360-496-3593 or by e-mail.