Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics’ rehabilitation team sets high standards. We expect “success and nothing less” for our patients. We stay on top of the latest techniques, seeking education from world renowned experts in our field. We are one of five centers of excellence in facscial counter strain, a therapy technique for pain control, according to Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI, an internationally recognized expert and instructor in the manual therapy technique Strain and Counterstrain and developer of the Fascial Strain/Counterstrain technique.
Physical therapy helps patients restore movement and function following an injury, disease, surgery, developmental delay or chronic pain. Gundersen Moundview's physical therapists have been specially trained in vestibular rehab, Jones Strain/Counterstrain, McKenzie back care, Mulligan's mobilization with motion, Barral Visceral mobilization, and Butler pain and nerve root glide care. Therapy services are provided in inpatient, outpatient, home based, school and business settings. Two of our physical therapists have also completed training in yoga and tai chi and offer classes throughout the year.
Conditions that may benefit from physical therapy include:
- Joint replacement surgery (such as hip or knee replacement)
- Balance problems
- Pain/problems with the back, neck, shoulder, ankle, or foot
- Developmental delays
- Sprains or fractures
- Work-related injuries
- Chronic pain
- Numbness and tingling
Physical therapy services include:
- Exercises for relaxation, coordination, and range of motion
- Pain relief and biofeedback including electrical, manual and thermal methods
- Ambulation and posture training including crutch, cane or walker
- Prosthetic and orthotic training
- Neuromuscular techniques including balance training, muscle re-education and sensory stimulation
- Functional training including self-care, transfers and wheelchair independence
- Urinary incontinence training to control bladder function
- Sports medicine to restore injured athletes and prevent further injuries
Ask your provider for a referral to physical therapy at Gundersen Moundview or call us at (608) 339-8338 for more information about these services.
Occupational therapy helps bridge the gap between disability and productive daily living. Our therapists provide specialized treatment in fine motor skills (hand/eye coordination), strengthening, and use of adaptive equipment.
Conditions that may benefit from occupational therapy include:
- Work-related injuries
- Heart attack or stroke
- Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, or other illnesses
- Repetitive motion injuries or carpal tunnel disorder
- Developmental disabilities
- Amputations, scars, spinal cord injuries, or burns
- Broken bones or pain in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hands
- Chronic edema
Some examples of occupational therapy services include:
- Improving range of motion and strength
- Using adaptive equipment to help patients dress and feed themselves
- Using splints to treat broken bones in the hand/wrist
- Helping Alzheimer's patients remain independent as long as possible
- Keeping a burn victim's skin from tightening
- Using compression treatments to reduce swelling/lymphedema
- Home safety evaluations
- Driver's safety assessment screening
- Cognitive function testing
Ask your provider for a referral to occupational therapy at Gundersen Moundview or call us at (608) 339-8338 for more information.
Speech therapy is provided to patients of all ages who need assistance with communication skills due to a debilitating disease, injury or development delay.
Evalutation and treatment services at Gundersen Moundview include:
- Language skills
- Comprehension and memory skills
- Swallowing training
Ask your provider for a referral to speech therapy at Gundersen Moundview or call us at (608)339-8338 for more information about these services.
Driver's Safety Assessment
A driver's safety assessment is recommended for the elderly, persons who are physically challenged or individuals who have suffered a head injury, memory loss, stroke, hip fracture or other debilitating condition. It assesses a person's abilities to determine if they are driving safely. Individuals complete a series of tasks using a machine that simulates driving related skills. Their physician is notified of the results and makes a recommendation based on the findings. If impairment is found, in many cases it can be resolved. For example, new glasses may correct a vision problem, therapy may improve physical limitations and equipment modifications can be made to vehicles. Medicare and most private insurances will cover the assessment with a doctor's referral.
For more information, call our occupational therapy staff at (608) 339-8338.
Lymphedema is swelling in the arms or legs due to improver drainage of the lymph fluid. A combination of treatment and self management techniques can help significantly reduce swelling and control other side effects. Our rehabilitation staff can provide individualized treatment to minimize symptoms, restore movement and maximize comfort. Patients are also taught to manage and control their condition on their own.
Ask your provider about a referral to this service or call us at (608) 339-8338 for more information.
Massage is an essential part of healing as well as a popular way to reduce stress, relax and improve overall health. It can improve your circulation, eliminate waste and toxins, lower your blood pressure, reduce your heart rate, increase production of natural painkillers, relieve muscle tension, improve muscle tone and more. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Moundview's Rehabilitation Department. Rates are $25 for a half-hour session or $40 for one hour. To make an appointment, call (608) 339-8338.
Whether you are a school athlete or an adult who plays sports, Moundview's physical therapy staff can help athletes prevent injuries, enhance their performance or recover from an injury. We also provide guidance to local school athletic programs. Our staff is available for pre-season sports screenings including injury prevention and conditioning and testing in areas of strength, posture, flexibility and joint mobility.
Call us at (608) 339-8338 for more information.
Incontinence, the involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control, affects millions of Americans of all ages. Some of the causes include pregnancy, menopause, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, surgeries such as prostatectomy or hysterectomy, and age. Our therapy staff helps individuals strengthen their pelvic muscles to improve bladder control. The treatment is non-surgical and painless. Patients remain fully clothed.
Ask your physician for a referral or call us at (608) 339-8338 for more information.