Physical Therapy

 

MMC Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Program- September 15, 2017

We are excited to announce that we will be implementing a new sports medicine program to complement our orthopedic surgery program.

The goal is to serve those patients that have aches/pains and may want to see an initial non-surgical route and also a goal is to provide orthopedic coverage when Dr. Carlson is not scheduled. Aaron Wanish will be adding non-surgical orthopedic visits to his schedule.

The core team include Dr. Carlson-Orthopedic Surgeon, Aaron Wanish-Physician Assistant, Tom Silbernagel-CRNA, Mark Reinhardt-Physical Therapist, and Michael Doersch-Athletic Trainer

Physical therapy assists patients in achieving the highest possible level of physical function. The physical therapist is responsible for evaluating the patient, establishing goals for treatment, implementing a care plan, and providing staff/family consultation and instruction. Physical therapy services may include muscle strengthening and re-education, mobility training, ambulation training, modality treatments (such as ultrasound), developmental interventions, and the use of splints, supports, or braces.

Contact information for Memorial Medical Center Physical Therapy department: 715.743.8440.

Physical Therapy treatment for peds

Physical Therapy Services

Orthopedic:
• Strains/sprains of spine and limbs
• Neck pain and headaches
• Back pain
• Post-operative joint surgery
• Arthritis
• TMJ
• Post fracture care
• Amputations

Neurological:
• Stroke
• TBI
• Parkinson’s disease
• Spinal cord injury
• Multiple sclerosis

Pediatrics:
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Neurological disorders
• Torticollis

Geriatrics:
• Musculoskeletal and joint disorders
• Balance and mobility
• Gait instability

Vertigo:
• BPPV, dizziness, decreased balance, spinning sensation, and motion sensitivity
• Manual repositioning techniques
• Specific vestibular exercises

Lymphedema:
• Done in Loyal by Doreen Binder (OT also does some)
• Lymph management compression stockings
• Lymph massage
• Urinary incontinence:
• Kegel exercises
• Biofeedback for pelvic floor muscles
• Education

Physical Therapy treatment for peds