The MLMH&PC Physical Therapy Department provides services to the community with outpatient, inpatient and skilled care. We also contract PT services with Kiowa Hospital.
The MLMH&PC Physical Therapy Department offers treatments for a wide variety of conditions, including muscle strains, joint sprains, postoperative joint surgeries, neurologic disorders, muscle weakness and mobility deficits.
Our department is equipped with numerous modalities to improve health, including electrical stimulation, paraffin, ultrasound and the new Triton DTS® spinal traction unit. We also offer the Physical Capacity Profile for employers in the area. This testing provides information for employers to match employees to the physical demands of a job, creating a cost-effective, efficient workforce.
Our experienced staff has specialized training in exercise and hands-on therapy to improve movement and function as well as relieve pain. Patients should expect a thorough evaluation to determine individualized treatment plans.
Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent-or live better with-injury, illness, or disability. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person's goals
- customized intervention to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 620 930-3714, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.