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Gundersen Tri-County rehabilitation services.


Professional therapists at Gunderen Tri-County offer a range of treatments to help restore mobility, function and quality of life. Massage therapy is available in addition to the services highlighted below.

Physical Therapy

We provide physical therapy services to help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants are licensed healthcare professionals and have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs.

Examples of commonly treated conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Balance and gait disorders
  • Dry needling
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Generalized weakness and deconditioning
  • Headaches
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck and low back pain
  • Neuro-rehabilitation, such as post-stroke and spinal cord or head injuries
  • Pre/post surgical treatment including joint replacements, rotator cuff and ACL repairs
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Sport-related injuries
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Whiplash and other injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents
  • Work-related injuries

Our physical therapists work with physicians and other medical professionals to help patients improve their condition and prevent future injury. A referral from a primary care provider is recommended.

For more information or an appointment, call (715) 538-4361

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is for you if you have chronic breathing conditions that limit your quality of life. With the help of our exercise physiologists, nurses, and respiratory therapists, we'll help you set goals, establish a safe exercise routine, and learn how to exercise at home.

You may benefit from the program if you have:

  • Obstructive disease
  • COPD
  • Persistent asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Occupational or environmental lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis, scleroderma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Pre- and post-surgery including thoracic and abdominal surgery with pulmonary impairment, lung transplant and lung-volume reduction surgery
  • Obesity-related respiratory disease
  • Autoimmune disorders with pulmonary involvement

Pulmonary rehab helps improve the quality of your life through exercise and education. It includes exercises geared specifically for patients with pulmonary problems and education that may include:

  • Introduction to pulmonary rehab and medication
  • Breathing retraining and environmental triggers
  • Exercise and nutrition
  • Emotional wellness

We establish your current condition with an assessment prior to beginning your exercise program. We also closely monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen during pulmonary rehab.

To learn if you are a good candidate for pulmonary rehab, talk with your primary care provider. A referral is needed to participate.

For more information or an appointment, call (715) 538-4361

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics offers cardiac rehabilitation services locally to help you if you have heart disease, other heart conditions, or diabetes. You'll strengthen your heart and learn healthy heart habits under the supervision of a medical team.

Cardiac rehabilitation programs help you live a healthy, active life after a cardiac event. Cardiac Rehabilitation is a carefully planned program to help people with heart disease or people with a high risk of heart disease enjoy better health through health education, counseling and exercise training.

Heart and lung rehabilitation, also known as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, can help you with:

  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Smoking cessation
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart disease
For more information or an appointment, call (715) 538-4361

Speech & Language Therapy

Communication is important for people to express their needs and thoughts and to build personal relationships. Trouble with speech or language can be very frustrating. We provide treatment for speech and language disorders and dysphagia or swallowing disorders.

Speech language pathologists work with patients who have speech, language, or swallowing problems due to conditions including:

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Head and neck cancer

Speech services are provided through our Rehabilitation Department. A physician referral is necessary to participate in speech and language therapy.

For more information or an appointment, call (715) 538-4361

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps you achieve increased independence in all facets of your life. It's purposeful, goal-oriented activities to help if you're impaired by physical illness or injury, cognitive impairment, congenital or developmental disability, or the aging process.

Examples of our occupational therapy services include:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve your ability to perform daily activities
  • Comprehensive home evaluations with adaptation recommendations to keep you safe at home
  • Assessing adaptive equipment needs and providing training
  • Design, fabrication and application of splints
  • Guidance and education for family members and caregivers for follow through of patient care
  • Evaluations for disability hunting licenses
  • Activities to enhance functional performance
  • Teaching compensatory techniques for visual perceptual and cognitive deficits and sensory impairment
  • Education of work simplification, energy conservation and joint protection techniques

Examples of impairments commonly treated may include:

  • Upper body/arm injuries, including post-surgical treatment
  • Elbow, hand and finger difficulties, including repetitive motion injuries
  • Neurological impairments, such as post-stroke, spinal cord or head injury
  • Pediatric developmental delays
  • Cognitive and perceptual impairment
  • Limitations resulting from arthritis, pulmonary disease and the aging process

We also offer treatment for lymphedema — swelling of arms and legs.

Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants are licensed healthcare professionals and have graduated from accredited occupational therapy programs. We work under the direction of physicians and other medical professionals to help patients improve their condition and independence. A referral from a primary care provider is needed.

For more information or an appointment, call (715) 538-4361

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