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Mercy’s physical therapists have extensive training in the rehabilitation of the human body and work with people living with physical limitations or injuries. They help patients regain strength and motion, learn new ways to move their bodies, and ensure mobility skills needed to reach their physical goals, recreational goals, and high quality of life.
Vestibular refers to the inner ear system, which can cause dizziness, nausea and unsteadiness that occur with position changes, movement and walking, and can interrupt daily activities. Physical therapy can improve or eliminate these symptoms to allow full return to activities. Learn more about vestibular rehabilitation.
A specialty area that involves rehabilitation of dysfunctions related to the pelvis and surrounding areas that contribute to bowel and bladder health, sexual health and pelvic pain complaints. Both men and women, throughout the adult lifecycle, can benefit from these services. Common conditions treated are urinary incontinence, urinary urgency/frequency, fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain. Learn more about pelvic health and rehabilitation.
Provides therapy to children who have developmental delays, such as those not achieving sitting, crawling or walking by an appropriate age, and those with torticollis, cerebral palsy, head injuries or other neurological conditions. Treatment includes instruction to parents on positioning and handling infants, as well as exercises for children that will help them improve their strength, flexibility and gross motor skills. Learn more about pediatric physical therapy.
Many skin conditions can be treated successfully with light therapy, including eczema, psoriasis and vitiligo. Learn more about ultraviolet light therapy for oncology patients.
Our specially trained physical therapists understand the relationship between treatments, subsequent side effects, lab values, surgical interventions, and appropriate activity and exercise levels for patients undergoing cancer treatment. We specialize in interventions for neuropathy pain and weakened muscles; these interventions align with the progression of treatment and help aid survivorship to allow a return to full function.
Therapy services are tailored toward dancers who have sustained injuries and require physical therapy treatment. Treatments will revolve around addressing pain, range of motion, strength, balance and dance technique, with a gradual progression to more dance specific movements and exercises to allow for a return to dance. Learn more about dance physical therapy.
Occupational health physical therapists provide work injury rehab, pre-employment testing, and functional capacity evaluations/disability determination. The evaluations can be used to assess an employee’s ability to return to work after injury, establish work restrictions, and determine short- or long-term disability. Work hardening/conditioning can be utilized to get an injured worker/employee back to full duty with a job-specific therapy program. Occupational health also provides post-offer employment testing to ensure a new hire is capable of handling the physical demands necessary for a specific job. Learn more about occupational health rehabilitation.
This program is conducted by a certified physical therapist who trains people with Parkinson's disease to use their body more normally. Treatment is customized on an individual basis and can benefit patients regardless of the stage or severity of their condition.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services are available at several convenient locations.
For more information on Mercy’s physical therapy services and locations, please call (319) 398-6020.