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Physical Medicine Programs

An injury or illness can leave a person with temporary or permanent disabilities that reduce their quality of life and independence. Physical medicine programs, also known as rehabilitation programs, are personalized treatment services designed to help patients overcome or manage disabilities, pain, reduced range of motion, and more. Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center offers a wide range of rehabilitation programs. Our team works closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to the patient’s unique goals.

A Holistic Approach to Rehabilitation

We know that the limitations caused by an injury or illness can be both physically and emotionally difficult to deal with. Rehabilitation takes a holistic approach to patient care. Our therapists go beyond helping patients with the surface problems: we support them in mind, body, and spirit so that they can live a more independent and comfortable life.

We offer one-on-one physical therapy treatment sessions with a focus on graded exercise, manual therapy, pain management, and activity modification to improve function and progress toward patients' goals. We treat a variety of adult and pediatric conditions which include, but are not limited to: post-surgical rehab, athletic injuries, dizziness and vertigo, concussion, shoulder and upper extremity overuse/injuries, hip/knee/foot/ankle injuries, balance and gait training, back and neck pain, and neurological conditions. Our physical therapists have specialized training in Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (PBFRT), total joint replacement, shoulder rehabilitation, and vestibular rehabilitation. We also offer lymphedema therapy.

Our physical rehabilitation programs include:

  • Physical therapy
    • General recovery programs focused on improving quality of life, restoring range of motion, reducing pain, and more.
  • Blood flow restriction therapy (BFRT)
    • A cuff is applied to the upper portion of one or both limbs and briefly inflated (similar to a blood pressure cuff) to control the amount of blood and oxygen getting to the muscle. Learn more about BFRT here.
  • Occupational therapy
    • More tailored recovery programs that can focus on helping patients accomplish specific tasks they will need in their day-to-day lives for work and/or other activities.
  • Speech therapy
    • Programs focused on helping patients overcome speech and swallowing disorders.
  • Aquatic therapy
    • Low-impact form of rehabilitation for patients who have trouble exercising due to pain. Supported by the buoyancy of water, patients are able to exercise without putting too much strain on their joints and muscles.

No matter which program is recommended for you, the first session will begin with an assessment where your therapist will learn more about you, your condition, and your goals for recovery. This information allows our team to create a truly personalized rehabilitation plan. Our goal is to help patients reach their goals.