Physical Therapy helps individuals return to a normal pattern of movement and functioning following illness or medical trauma. It emphasizes restoring function and developing skills that will make individuals more mobile and safe in their living environment. Below are some indications of when to seek Physical Therapy.

In addition to Physical Therapy, we also specialize in Lymphedema (swelling of the limbs) Management and Wound Care.

To schedule an evaluation for Physical Therapy, call our Rehabilitation Department at 304-636-1391.

Medical Diagnoses that may require Physical Therapy:

  • Head Trauma
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Fractures
  • Osteo or Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Collagen Disorders
  • Amputations

When to refer for Physical Therapy:

  • Increased number of falls
  • Rolling wheelchair into stationary objects
  • Unsteady, unusual gait
  • Increased assistance needed to safely move
  • Decreased balance or coordination
  • Limping or leaning while walking
  • Increased difficulty with turning in bed
  • Increased pain
  • Ulcers or Bedsores
  • Increased complaints of weakness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness or constriction in muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, or skin

Physical Therapy May Provide:

  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Range of Motion improvement
  • Voluntary muscle control re-education
  • Pain management
  • Wound care
  • Therapeutic exercises to improve strength and endurance
  • Orthotic/prosthetic training
  • Functional mobility skills
  • Endurance training
  • Bed mobility