Programs and Services
The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand and by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and increase function.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Physical Therapy is the core of our practice and represents the majority of the services we offer. Physical Therapy, provided by a licensed Physical Therapist (PT), is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction. Physical Therapists specialize in anatomy and physiology and are experts in understanding how movement, posture, and function affect the wellness of an individual.
Geriatric Rehabilitation is the branch of Physical Therapy that assists people over 65 years old in coping with the aging process. It is the Physical Therapists responsibility to provide education and training in order for these patients to recover from age-related impairments brought on by disuse and deconditioning, cardiovascular problems such as vascular disease and stroke and skeletal problems such as osteoporosis and surgeries related to osteoarthritis such as knee and hip replacements.
The Therapeutic Associates Hand Rehabilitation Clinic at Providence Health Center is dedicated to the art and science of restoring hand function after injury or surgery. Our clinic has provided care for patients with hand and upper extremity disorders for more than 30 years and our therapists are dedicated to maintaining high quality, up to date approaches to complicated diagnoses.
Lymphedema Management Program
Our certified lymphedema physical therapist will walk you through an effective treatment known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Effective management of lymphedema is possible through clinical treatment, education, and individual efforts at home.
Orthopedic/Sports Injuries and Post-Operative Care
The TAI at Providence Health Center Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation Program is a progressive and comprehensive rehabilitation program, offering a wide range of therapy services and various specialized techniques. Our Physical Therapists perform thorough individualized evaluations for your particular diagnosis and selects treatments based on the results of the evaluation, as well as any surgical precautions.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Program
The Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Program at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) was established in 1994 to treat patients experiencing difficulty with incontinence.
Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
Vestibular Therapy is specialized physical therapy directed at the vestibular component of the nervous system. The vestibular system uses information from the eyes, inner ear and extremities to help keep your body balanced. Sometimes, this information is incomplete or distorted, causing dizziness or a loss of balance. The purpose of vestibular therapy is to restore good communication between these sources of information and the brain in order to allow better balance or improve dizziness.
Other Physical Therapy Programs
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Total Joint Replacements
Given after a position has been offered to determine if the client is able to meet the physical level of lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying comparable to similar tasks in the workplace. The screen can be performed at the workplace or at a facility with functional testing capacity such as Providence St. Joseph Occupational Health Clinic. Key physical tasks are identified by the employer at the workplace and are incorporated into a 30 minute screen.
Occupational Therapy has its roots, a century ago, in assisting injured war veterans with their return to civilian life. These days, Occupational Therapy clinicians work in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, mental health clinics and in-home care.