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Physical Therapy

Here at EIRMC, Physical Therapists are “functional movement experts” in healthcare. They work to restore, maintain, and promote your physical function, overall wellness, fitness, and quality of life as it relates to movement. By helping patients regain a fuller measure of normal function than was previously possible, we help grandparents play with grandkids; students return to campus; and everyone in between experience a higher quality of life.

During physical therapy, our goal is to identify the underlying reasons for your pain or movement dysfunction. Our therapies then address those reasons, with goals to prevent injury, diminish further progression of your problem, and help you get back to a healthy lifestyle.

Physical Therapists specialize in many of the areas of medicine, such as Neurology, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Orthopaedics,Women's Health, Cardiovascular, Cardiopulmonary and Sports Physical Therapy. We work with patients in many areas of the hospital, including the Rehabilitation unit, the post-surgery Orthopedics unit, and specialize in Physical Therapy regimens on an outpatient basis.

EIRMC is the only facility in the region to employ these new devices:

The NESS L300 Foot Drop System- benefits patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and incomplete spinal cord injury. It uses a unique gait sensor that adjusts to accommodate uneven surfaces and changes in elevation to help patients walk safely and confidently, regardless of terrain.

Additionally, the Leg Cuff is a comfortable, light-weight device patients can put on without assistance. The electrodes are located within the custom fitted device. Prior to initial use, an EIRMC clinician positions them, but once they are in place, patients don't have to reposition them. Ensuring the electrodes are properly placed for each use promotes consistency in stimulation and enhances benefits to patients.

Foot Drop System Benefits

  • Normalizing gait
  • Muscle re-education
  • Prevention/retardation of disuse atrophy
  • Maintenance/increase of joint range of motion
  • Increase in local blood circulation

The NESS H200 Hand Rehabilitation System- is a non-invasive, advanced neuroprosthesis for the treatment of upper limb paralysis from hemiplegic stroke, traumatic brain injury or C5-C6 spinal cord injury. The system contains a custom-fit orthosis that uses Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to activate muscle groups in the forearm to produce functional movement patterns in the hand.

Hand System Benefits

  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Prevention/retardation of disuse atrophy
  • Reduction of muscle spasm
  • Maintenance/ increase of joint range of motion*
  • Increase in local blood circulation
  • Hand function*

*in hemiplegia due to stroke and C5 SCI

Physical Therapy is covered by most federal, state, and private insurance plans.