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 & Pulmonary 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.
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
ECMC's Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation is located in the Rural Health Clinic & Rehab Services 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 & Pulmonary Rehab Department by calling 785-472-3111 ext. 2307