The Physical Therapy Department provides services for a variety of patients from pediatric to geriatric. Services are available for various injuries and illnesses for both individuals in the hospital, as well as those needing services on an outpatient basis. The staff also makes regular visits to area nursing homes, schools, and work with Palmer Homecare for home care clients. Our licensed Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants are trained in the use of modalities and rehabilitative procedures with the goal of returning individuals to the highest level possible in a reasonable time frame. Some of the services offered are for stoke patients, post-operative therapies such as hip and knee replacements, sports injuries, arthritis, burns, worker's compensation, back injuries, lymphedema, pediatric, etc. Please call 563-422-9729 for further information about services available.
Tip of the Month: Vertigo
Vertigo (dizziness) is the 3rd ranked most common reason individuals over 65 seek medical treatment.
Some symptoms of vertigo are dizziness,fatigue, room spins, anxiety, nausea, and imbalance leading to a decrease in daily activities.
Most common types of vertigo include Benign Parioximal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) described as room spinning and positive nystagmus; and Motion Sensitivity, described as feeling dizzy or light headed and negative for nystagmus.
Treatment includes differentiating between peripheral origin, central origin and/or non- vestibular origin through an Oculomotor exam.
• BPPV is corrected through canolith repositioning determined by directional beat of nystagmus
• Motions Sensitive is corrected by increase in speed and rep’s of motion that produces the sx.
Once dizziness symptoms are resolved we can advance your patients to Vestibular Ocular Reflex activities both static and dynamic. If you have a patient experiencing any dizziness symptoms please contact the Rehab Services Department at 563.422.9729.