Murray Calloway county Hospital offers a full range of specialized therapy and rehabilitation in two care settings: Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, and the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine. Each setting offers skilled Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy. Our licensed therapists work with physicians, nurses, registered dietitians and other health care professionals to provide a comprehensive plan which encompasses the full continuum of care for each patient. We not only treat the patient’s injury or illness from pediatrics to geriatric, but also help to prevent injuries in athletes and employees.
ACUTE INJURIES AND ILLNESS
Once a person becomes an in-patient in the hospital due to injury, surgery or illness the therapists can provide evaluation and treatment to help the patient through the acute stage. Sometimes that is all that is necessary. Frequently however, a person requires additional Physical, Speech or Occupational Therapy in one of the post-acute care settings.
SHORT TERM REHABILITATION
In the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, located in the north tower of our main campus, an interdisciplinary treatment team develops an individualized treatment plan to help the patient become as independent as possible with the activities of daily living, including mobility and homemaking skills, and facilitate re-entry into the home and community.
Samantha Burnett, COTA has obtained certification in Lymphedema Therapy. The certification allows professionals to successfully treat and manage lymphedema affecting different parts of the body, as well as other related conditions. Ms. Burnett is available to provide Lymphedema Therapy at the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at the Wellness Center.
Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both arms or both legs swell. The most common cause in America is breast cancer related surgery involving the removal of lymph nodes. It results from a mechanical insufficiency of your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The insufficiency prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling.
While there is presently no cure for lymphedema, it can be managed with early diagnosis and Complete Decongestive Therapy of the affected limb.
For more information on the treatment for lymphedema or to find out more, call the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at 270.762.1854.
OUTPATIENT CARE AT THE CENTER FOR REHAB AND SPORTS MEDICINE
Once an individual has reached a level of function that allows them to return home from an inpatient facility, they may need additional rehabilitation to help them fully recover. Or, some individuals may need rehabilitation but do not require inpatient care. Examples of this could be a person who has a broken ankle and needs skilled therapy to regain strength and function as a part of the recovery process, a person that has a hand injury and needs help regaining fine motor skills in order to accomplish activities of daily living, or a person that has had a stroke and needs speech therapy for rehabilitation of cognition, dysphagia, speech or language. Ether of these types of patients would benefit from the services offered in our outpatient clinic, the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine
MAINTAINING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
When discharged from any other level of therapy services, the patient may transition to the Center for Health and Wellness and continue to improve strength, endurance and function. The Center for Health and Wellness is a medical fitness facility that offers supervised exercise for teens and adults of all fitness levels. Medical Fitness Facilities feature the professional expertise and programming necessary to safely and effectively assist people regardless of their current health status with developing, initiating, and maintaining an active lifestyle that minimizes the risk of illness and disease and promotes health and wellness. The joining fee is waived for anyone referred from one of our hospital services.
For more information on Rehab Services at MCCH, please call Keena Miller at 270-762-1854.