Our physical therapists partner with our patients to help them reach their optimal independence. Our therapists evaluate each patient's needs and devise individualized therapeutic treatment programs which may include:
Therapeutic exercise programs to help increase muscle function
Endurance and mobility
Gait and functional training for safety and independence
Muscle re-education to regain function
Joint and soft-tissue mobilization to increase range of motion
Occupational Therapy focuses on improving the physical, cognitive/perceptual and sensory components necessary for performing daily living skills. Whether illness or injury has caused a loss of any of these functions, referral to an occupational therapist may be necessary. Our ultimate goal is to help patients lead independent, productive and satisfying lives. An occupational therapist may provide the following:
Evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, development disorders or work injuries
Education and training in performing daily living tasks;
Sensorimotor treatments for increasing strength, endurance, range of motion, coordination, and balance;
Therapeutic activities for memory/perception, cognitive integration and daily life skills;
Instruction and/or fabrication of adaptive equipment; and
Splint fabrication for proper positioning, facilitation of motion, spasticity and edema control, and pain reduction
Our speech-language pathologists evaluate communication problems as well as swallowing dysfunction. They design treatment plans relevant to each patient's needs that may focus on:
Comprehensive skills for written and verbal communication;
Verbal and nonverbal communication, including the use of augmentative systems when necessary;
Cognitive status which may include memory, orientation, and reasoning skills;
Oral muscle strength and functioning for speaking and swallowing;
Swallowing skills and techniques
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a supervised exercise program that benefits persons who have had a heart attack, stint placement, heart surgery, or other cardiac problems. It is a time to strengthen your heart and improve your health with the encouragement of our skilled, concerned staff that will help you reach your goal of being heart healthy.
ECMC's Cardiac Rehabilitation is located in the Rural Health Clinic facility at 1602 Aylward. Please park in the parking area to the south of the building and enter through the Wellness Center door.
Each participant is given a specific time to come. Please plan on arriving no more than 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Please notify our staff if you are unable to attend your session.
You can reach the Cardiac Rehab Department by calling 785-472-5028 ext. 324.
Our physical therapists work with clients to promote independent exercise or will provide assistance to setup a personal exercise program.
A membership allows you unlimited access to our facility 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. You must have an orientation training before you get started, so call 785-472-5028 ext 324 to schedule one!
Single Adult $30
Family $45 (spouse and dependents <23 years old)
Student (22 years old and younger) $25
Senior (65 years and older) $25
Senior Family $35
Daily Fee (for non-members) $5
Children 17 and younger require supervision!
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Physical Therapy Hours (the door is unlocked):
Keyless Entry Hours (Enter after hours with Card Entry)
Broadcast Vision: a wireless fitness cinema system that will allow you to choose from 64 television stations to watch while exercising. It is as easy as putting on headphones, plugging into the individual transmitters on the equipment, and tuning into a station on one of the 3 different TVs.
2 Upper Body Bikes
2 Upright Bikes
1 Recumbent Bike
1 Elliptical Machine
1 Stair climber
Leg Extension/Leg Curl
Seated Chest Machine
Single Pulley Hi/Lo Machine
Outdoor activities can be a fun way to get the exercise you need to stay healthy. However, if you choose to exercise outdoors, please follow these simple precautions:
Avoid outdoor exercise if the temperature is greater than 85 degrees and/or above 80 percent humidity.
Avoid outdoor exercise if the temperature is below 35 degrees or if the wind chill is less than 35 degrees.
Exercise only if you are well rested and feeling good.
Avoid exercising on an empty stomach or shortly after a meal. (If you are diabetic, be sure to check your blood sugar before you exercise and make sure you carry glucose tablets with you.)
Be aware of signs or symptoms of over-exertion. You should be comfortable during exercise. Your exertion level should be somewhere between 11-14 on the Perceived Exertion Scale. (11-14 Perceived Exertion Scale means that a patient is breathing heavier but is able to talk and their muscles feel like they are working.)