To meet the range of physical needs in all our patients, we have created Midwest Physical Therapy's successful Aquatic Therapy Program. Our program speeds the recovery process by offering a truly immediate opportunity for therapy for those not yet able to tolerate land-based therapy. It also has been highly effective in promoting an earlier return of dynamic activities in any type of patient. The unique properties of water provide an excellent environment to quickly regain or establish muscle tone, range of motion, and the mechanics of everyday movements, without unnecessary stress on the extremities.
Midwest Physical Therapy's therapists have extensive backgrounds in Aquatic Exercise and in Physical Therapy. We provide one-on-one treatment with the belief that, with early instruction, our patients will achieve a level of independence quickly. Following individualized treatment, we move our patients to a group setting to prepare them for their own lifelong commitment to personal health and wellness. Our patients have found these group classes to be a strong motivational tool in continuing with their own exercise programs.
In developing our Aquatic Therapy Program, we have paid special attention to the needs and concerns of our patients. For those who need assistance entering the pool, we have hydraulic lifts specially designed to transport patients into and out of the pool. Private dressing rooms are available, as well as co-ed rooms for those who require assistance changing. While Aquatic Therapy is performed exclusively in water it is not necessary to know how to swim, making it ideal for all types of patients.
Midwest Physical Therapy's Aquatic Program benefits patients with the following conditions:
We at the Hand Therapy Program at Midwest Physical and Hand Therapy Center pride ourselves on our success in returning our patients to their jobs and daily activities in a timely manner. We not only work closely with our patients to rehabilitate them from an injury, but also teach them how to prevent a reoccurrence or re-injury. Through one-on-one sessions, our patients work with therapists to identify their physical needs as they regain their quality of life.
Before actual therapy begins, each patient is thoroughly evaluated by our specialized team of Occupational Therapists and Certified Hand Therapists. An intensive hour-long screening takes place in which the patient is evaluated and a treatment program is developed to meet specific needs for recovery.
Hand Therapy services benefit patients with upper extremity fractures; tendon, ligament and nerve injuries; amputations; sprains; RSD; burns; arthritis; and cumulative trauma disorders such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tennis Elbow.
For more information about Midwest Physical and Hand Therapy, please call (847) 437-7070.
We at Midwest Physical Therapy specialize in getting your patients and employees back to health and back to work. Our specially trained physical therapists design a customized treatment program for each patient based on the results of an initial evaluation. Following therapy, a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is preformed, which determines if the patient is ready to return to work, and in what physical capacity.
This final step, the FCE, is extremely important for employers of all types. If provides an accurate determination of their employee's current functional and physical demand level through identification of the employee's physical abilities and limitations. Assessment includes completion of a battery of testing incorporating maximum and repetitive lifting from various heights, carrying, and push/pulling; physical tolerance testing such as bending, squatting and reaching; and general strength testing. Results are viewed in conjunction with an employer-provided current job discription, and return-to-work recommendations are given as appropriate.
In addition to treating existing injuries, we teach both employers and their employees proven ways in which to avoid injury. We offer schools in body mechanics that teach special techniques for avoiding injury on the job, as well as overall worksite analysis to help employers identify and correct potential problem areas before an injury takes place. Both classes are offered right at the jobsite and have been instrumental in reducing companies' worker's compensation claims.
At Midwest Physical Therapy, we feel that our patients and their employers all benefit from exceptional and expedient care. We are committed to helping people avoid on-the-job injury and providing those already injured with a short and smooth transition back to their every day lives.
For more information on how Midwest Physical Therapy can help your patients and employees get back to health and back to work, please contact us at (708) 865-8600.