Reducing pain, restoring function, and preventing disabilities
Physical Therapists at MCCH are highly trained to treat patients whose movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease, or other factors. Our PTs develop personalized plans to treat injuries and prevent other losses in mobility.
Physical Therapy can be used to treat:
- Sports injuries
- Orthopaedic injuries
- Neurological injuries
- Vestibular injuries
- Balance problems
- Pain management
Get back to your everyday activities
Murray-Calloway County Hospital occupational therapists use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition. Occupational Therapy allows people across the life span do the activities they want and need to do.
Occupational Therapy may be used to support people with:
- Chronic conditions
- Stroke recovery
- Fall prevention
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Hand Therapy
Helping you communicate and swallow with ease
Speech Language Pathology involves the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders. If you believe you or a family member might benefit from speech therapy, talk to your doctor about a referral to the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at Murray Hospital.
Murray-Calloway County Hospital works with people of all ages to assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent many types of communication and swallowing disorders. These include problems with:
- Speech sounds
- Social communication
- Cognitive communication
- Feeding and swallowing
- Motor speech
Murray-Calloway County Hospital offers Aquatic Therapy through the Center of Rehab and Sports Medicine for patients who have had difficulty with traditional therapy. Rehabilitation commonly focuses on improving the physical function associated with illness, injury, or disability.
Aquatic therapy may be effective in managing these conditions:
- Arthritis management
- Joint pain
- Endurance/cardiovascular training
- Gait abnormality
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Chronic back pain/lumbar stabilization
- Foot, ankle, knee pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Generalized weakness
VitalStim® Swallowing Therapy
VitalStim is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with swallowing difficulties.
Murray-Calloway County Hospital provides VitalStim, a neuromuscular electrical stimulation, in conjunction with conventional swallowing exercises to strengthen, reeducate, and improve muscle control.
VitalStim Therapy is used to assist patients who suffer from:
- Acute stroke
- Difficulty swallowing
- Head/neck cancer
- Nuerological disease
Our Certified Hand Therapist, Kim Clark, MOT, OTR/L, uses specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, to provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb.
Pain Management Alternatives
Easing pain and helping you move better
Whether you have pain pain for a long time or from a recent injury, Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s physical therapists can help identify the source and provide treatment plans.
Ask your doctor to refer you to a physical therapist for these types of pain:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Pain
- Disc Degeneration
- Myofascial Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Recovery from Surgery
- Balance training to prevent falls
- Recovery from trauma due to accidents, falls, etc.
Relieving lymphedema symptoms
Lymphedema therapy focuses on relieving swelling in the arms and legs by moving the lymphatic fluid our of the affected limbs.n. Samantha Burnett, COTA has obtained certification in Lymphedema Therapy which allows her to successfully treat and manage lymphedema affecting different parts of the body, as well as other related conditions.
Lymphedema affects the following:
- Breast cancer patients who have had surgery to remove the lymph nodes
- Surgical patients
- Radiation therapy patients