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Physical Rehabilitation

Morton General Hospital provides both outpatient and inpatient Physical Therapy and occupational therapy services and continues to expand on the services provided. Our therapists will design your therapy program to meet your specific needs.

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Whether you have an acute injury, a chronic (ongoing) condition or recovering from orthopedic surgery, 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.


Services are available for:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Stroke (CVA) rehabilitation
  • Balance rehab
  • Physical conditioning
  • Incontinence therapy
  • Chronic pain
  • Occupational therapy
  • And moreā€¦

Physical Therapy

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:

  • Back pain
  • Tendon or ligament problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Join replacements
  • Balance deficits
  • Generalized weakness

Occupational Therapy

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:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Feeding

Higher level functional skills that can be improved with OT:

  • Safety and ability to prepare meals
  • Money management
  • Shopping
  • Path finding in community
  • Household chores
  • School or job-related tasks

For more information on any the above rehabilitation services, contact us by telephone at 360-496-3593 or by e-mail.