Rehabilitation typically consists of one or a combination of physical, speech and occupational therapies:
- Physical therapy – This program is aimed at overcoming physical and functional limitations caused by injury or illness. You and your therapist will work on improving strength and regaining full range-of-motion. You could think of this as a general strength recovery program.
- Occupational therapy – While similar to physical therapy in that it is intended to rebuild strength, occupational therapy has more patient-specific goals. Occupational therapists learn more about your home and work life so they can direct treatment to address the functional limitations that prevent you from living your day-to-day activities.
- Speech therapy – There are many conditions that can inhibit a patient’s ability to speak. Speech therapists assist patients in overcoming speech, language, and swallowing disorders.
WHO WE ARE
Working individually with your therapist, your movement and recovery are our top priority. The Physical Therapists at JCHC treats all kinds of injury and pain. Neck Pain, Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Sciatic Nerve Pain - our therapists are qualified and knowledgeable - ready to help you. Some of the things that are offered are Wound Care, Rehabilitation and Strengthening your muscles and joints for your optimal recovery. We offer Dry Needling as a treatment for muscular pain.
Physical Therapists assist patients recovering from illnesses, disease, injuries, accidents or surgeries by helping them to regain strength and mobility through a variety of personalized exercises and activities.
Physical Therapists are trained to figure out with you and your doctor how to specifically treat your case. The Physical Therapists at JCHC all have a Master's Degree or a PHD. For over 40 years, JCHC's Physical Therapy department has been serving the citizens of Johnson County.
Our professional staff are all experts in delivering comprehensive, individualized care in both the inpatient and the outpatient setting. You are never grouped in with other people for your therapy, because everyone needs different treatments and therapies.
Being a patient in PT is challenging, both mentally and physically. Our compassionate therapists will push you, but never beyond what your doctor and therapist know is safe. Our goal is to help you make it to the next level in your recovery process.
In Johnson County, Physical Therapy of the highest quality is easy to find. At the Physical Therapy Department of JCHC is located right in the building with the outpatient clinic and all of the medical staff for the county.
We are proud of the fact that we care for everyone individually. You don't have to share your appointment time.
MEET OUR STAFF
At the Physical Therapy Department of JCHC, we have several Physical Therapists, one Occupational Therapist and one Physical Therapy Assistant. with our large staff, we are confident that your care is always top quality.
Mike Engling, PT, Department Manager
Joey Killian, PT
Tanya Connors, PT
Chris Riddle, PTA
Raina Rhoerig, Administrative Assistant
Katie Daniels, PT
Mary Caviston, OT
Tanner Spade, PT
PERSONALIZED CARE IS OUR HALLMARK
It is our belief that each patient should have an individualized care plan, and needs specialized therapy. In order to offer this higher level of care, we offer hour long appointments, and you are paired with a therapist who knows you and works individually with you to keep the healing process moving forward.
HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
Our Physical Therapists offer individual outpatient therapy, and also see inpatients in our hospital. JCHC accepts all physician referrals, and most insurance plans.
There is no need for a doctor's referral to be seen. However, many times, you will see us after an injury or surgery. we will coordinate with your doctor to create a care plan and get you on the road to recovery.