Physical therapy is centered on patients whose medical conditions have limited their abilities to move and function in their daily routine. Our clinical outcomes are award winning and consistently above average. While helping patients recover their function and relieve their pain, we also teach movements to prevent future problems.
Talk to your primary care physician to learn how physical therapy could benefit you. Physical therapy often is referred for patients dealing with:
- lower back pain
- neck pain
- hip, knee, ankle & shoulder injuries
- dizziness & balance disorders
Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Center.injury rehabilitation
- function restoration
- pain management
- bowel and bladder incontinence
Therapy services are located in the Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Center on the lobby level of the Hospital building on Monroe Clinic's main campus. For a building map (scroll to page 2) click here.
Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical or occupational therapy, where treatments and exercises are performed in water for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefits. Aquatic therapy can be used, even if a patient does not know how to swim. Patients can perform each exercise while standing in the water, holding onto the side of the pool, or using a flotation device. Aquatic therapy is done with Janelle Gobeli, DPT, at the Green County Family YMCA. Scheduling is done through Monroe Clinic.
Benefits of aquatic therapy include:
- Increased joint flexibility
- Inreased muscle strength
- Decreased pain
- Decreased abnormal tone, spasticity and rigidity
- Reduced swelling
- Increased circulation
- Muscle reeducation
Parkinson's Big Therapy
Monroe Clinic is proud to offer LSVT Global's Big therapy for patients with Parkinson's Disease. According to LSVT, "Research suggests that you should not wait until you begin to experience disability, impaired function or loss of balance to start exercise-based physical and occupational therapy." With the therapy, improvements have been noted with walking, balance and trunk rotation. For more information about LSVT Big therapy, speak to your primary care provider, call the physical therapy department, or visit the LSVT website.
Monroe Clinic's Speech Therapy department also offers the LSVT Loud program. For more information, click here.