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Therapy Services

307-746-3720

Therapy Services At Weston County Health Services

Our therapists are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who are available to work with patients of all ages to manage their condition in order to achieve an improved quality of life. PT’s will examine each individual and develop a plan of care and treatment guidelines in order to reduce pain, restore function, improve mobility, and prevent physical limitations. Therapy Services can be called directly at 307-746-3720. Our therapy services cover the entire span of healthcare: acute hospitalization, swing-bed rehab, Home Health, and Outpatient.

What is physical therapy?

It is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.

PT can help reverse or delay debilitation from medical conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Back or neck pain/headaches
  • General weakness or deconditioning
  • Chronic injury/pain
  • Poor balance dizziness

Also Neuroglial conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Heart or lung conditions

Physical therapy can help avoid or postpone surgery and improve recovery time after injury or surgery. Common conditions include:

  • Fractures
  • Joint replacement
  • Muscle/soft tissue repair
  • Spine/disk surgery
  • Sprains/strains
  • Sport injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Work hardening/conditioning

Physical therapy can improve motion, enhance athletic performance, and help prevent pain/injury. There are a variety of treatment to help you.

Common Treatments are:

  • Therapeutic exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and core stability
  • Manual Therapy including manual stretching, joint and soft tissue mobilization, and other hands-on treatments to decrease pain and restore soft tissue and joint mobility
  • Occupational Neuromuscular Re-Education to restore balance and decrease fall risk
  • Therapeutic activities to improve performance, efficiency, and safety of everyday activities. Training to eliminate problematic habits as well as ensuring correct use of assistive devices including walkers, crutches, canes, etc.

Occupational Therapy

An Occupational Therapist is available to improve function, perform home evaluations, and recommend specialized equipment. The licensed practitioners use everyday life activities to improve function and performance for those limited by:

  • Physical injury or illness
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Psychosocial dysfunction
  • Sensory impairment
  • Developmental or learning disability
  • Environmental barriers

The practice of Occupational Therapy includes:

  • Training individuals or caregivers in daily living skills such as dressing, eating, safety and home management skills
  • Develop physical, cognitive, neuromuscular and behavioral skills
  • Promote education, work, and exercise
  • Modify environment, apply ergonomic principals
  • Develop sensory, neuromuscular and motor skills
  • Evaluate and train in use of adaptive equipment, rehab devices, and wheelchair mobility
  • Design and fabricate splints

Respiratory Therapy Services

As part of the treatment for respiratory or cardiac disorders, your doctor my order various procedures. These are available through our Respiratory Therapy Department.

Inpatient Procedure

  • Oxygen administration
  • Bronchodilator therapy
  • Chest physiotherapy
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • Acapella PEP (Positive Expiratory Pressure) therapy
  • Nasopharyngeal washing for diagnosis of RSV and influenza
  • BiPAP (Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure) and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Management
  • Electrocardiograms

Outpatient Procedures

  • Electrocardiograms
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (Basic Spirometry)
  • Polysomnography
  • Cardiac Stress Testing

Cardiac Rehabilitation conditions treated include:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Emphysema
  • Respiratory distress syndrome
  • Respiratory failure

Speech Therapy

A speech therapist is available to address problems with communication or swallowing in infants, children, and adults. The Therapist is able to diagnose, treat and determine progress for the treatment of all speech language disorders.

Speech Therapy Treatments can include diagnoses of those commonly known as:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s
  • ALS
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Laryngectomy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • ADHD
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Aural Rehab (dead and/or hard of hearing)
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Developmentally Delayed

Treatments Include:

  • Dysarthria
  • Apraxia
  • Voice/resonance
  • Dysphagia (swallowing/feeding)
  • Aphasia
  • Language/learning disabilities
  • Oral-motor deficits
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Articulations/phonology (sound production skills)