Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics offers Cardiac Rehabilitation services to help 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.
The focus of this phase of Cardiac Rehab is to work on physical skills to return to your normal activities and provide you with extensive education about your heart condition, your risk factors and how to incorporate changes for better health. Throughout this program, you can except continuous heart monitoring and frequent vital assessments provided through a multidisciplinary team of exercise physiologists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and dieticians.
Cardiac Rehab is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. To learn more or to make an appointment, please call (608) 375-6221.
Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment that helps you achieve increased independence. 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.
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
- 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
- Lymphedema care
Commonly treated impairments 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
Occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants are licensed healthcare professionals and have graduated from accredited occupational therapy programs. They 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.
Occupational Therapy is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Please call (608) 375-6311 to make an appointment.
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 who have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs.
Examples of commonly treated conditions include:
- Balance and gait disorders
- Generalized weakness and deconditioning
- 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 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.
We also provide specialty services, including musculoskeletal therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, pelvic therapy and dry needling.
Physical Therapy is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Please call (608) 375-6311 to schedule an appointment.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is for patients who have chronic breathing conditions that limit quality of life. With the help of our exercise physiologists, nurses and respiratory therapists, and dieticians, patients set goals, establish a safe exercise routine and learn how to be active at home.
You may benefit from the program if you have:
- Obstructive disease
- 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
- Understanding of chronic lung disease
- Breathing retraining and environmental triggers
- Exercise and nutrition
- Emotional wellness
We establish your current condition with an assessment prior to beginning an 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 provider. A referral is needed to participate.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Please call (608) 375-6221 for more information or to make an appointment.
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 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 from conditions that include:
- Cleft lip and palate
- Developmental disabilities
- Neurologic disorders
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head and neck cancer
Speech services are provided through our Rehabilitation Department. For more information, call (608) 375-6311. A physician referral is necessary to participate in speech and language therapy.
Peripheral Artery Disease Rehabilitation
Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries which deliver blood and oxygen the legs, stomach, arms and head. PAD most commonly affects arteries in the legs and may cause symptoms such as:
- Painful cramping in one or both of your hips, thighs or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs
- Leg numbness or weakness
- Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side
- Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won't heal
- A change in the color of your legs
- Shiny skin on your legs
- No pulse or a weak pulse in your legs or feet
An effective treatment for PAD symptoms is regular physical activity such as simple walking regimens, leg exercises and treadmill exercise programs.
Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics' PAD Rehab program is a supervised exercise program that aims to relieve discomfort often caused by peripheral artery disease through a carefully monitored exercise regimen and education on lifestyle changes that may help improve the progression of disease.
A physician's referral is needed for this program.
Peripheral Artery Disease Rehab is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. To learn more or to make an appointment, please call (608) 375-6221.
Movin' & More Exercise Program
This is a supervised exercise program designed to help foster independence. It continues to help you address your risk factors and caters to a range of people, specifically those with health concerns or medical conditions such as heart and lung disease, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, or weight problems. It is also valuable for healthy individuals, those uncomfortable exercising in a health club, those who prefer a group exercise setting, or who need individual attention. A physician referral is required to participate in this exercise program. This is a self-pay maintenance exercise program and is not covered by insurance.
The Movin' & More Exercise Program is open 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. To learn more or to make an appointment, please call (608) 375-6221.