Piggott Community Hospital provides many types of rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, sports medicine, and work hardening. Patients learn the skills they need to improve their quality of life and resume everyday tasks.
Our goal is to improve your quality of life, increase your ability to perform day-to-day tasks, develop an understanding of your condition, and help you identify ways to reduce the chance of re-injury.
Physical therapists work to help restore or improve functions and relieve pain in patients with physical disabilities. Depending on the patient’s need, the physical therapist may focus on building the patient’s muscular strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, or endurance. The therapist uses many tools, including special exercise, application of heat and/or cold, hydrotherapy, massage, traction, ultrasound, and electronic nerve stimulation.
Occupational therapists work with individuals who have physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. Their work involves getting patients back to being able to perform activities of daily living (ADL) which include everything from housework to using tools on the job. The Occupational Therapist also specializes in the rehabilitation of the upper extremities and fine motor skills.
Speech therapists are experts trained in speech rehabilitation. Their job is to focus on improving speech and help patients overcome barriers to speech and hearing. When normal speech is not possible, speech-language pathologists teach patients to communicate in other ways, for example, through Alphabet or picture boards, computers, and voice synthesizers.
Piggott Community Hospital provides athletic training services to Clay County High School and other area schools, which include injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, and onsite coverage for practice and competitive events. In addition, the Sports Medicine department provides athletes in Harrisburg and surrounding communities with aggressive, quality health care for athletic-related injuries.
Aquatic Therapy is the use of buoyancy of water to unload weight-bearing stresses on different joints of the body. The Hydrotrack System is a tank filled with water in which the water levels can be varied according to the patient’s height and is equipped with an underwater treadmill with water jets to provide resistive exercise.
Indications For Skilled Aquatic Therapy
- Inability to participate in a land-based exercise or functional mobility program
- Weight-bearing restrictions limiting ambulation
- Severe pain or weakness limiting ability to move
- Instabilities limiting extremity exercise
Examples of patients that would benefit from Aquatic Therapy
- Post-op/orthopedic surgery patient’s with total hip and knee replacement.
- Sports injuries/acute injuries
- Degenerative conditions (arthritis, rheumatic conditions)
- Neurological disorders (stroke)