Decatur County Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy features a staff that is devoted to assisting each patient to reach his or her maximum level of health and function.
- Orthopedic rehabilitation from recreational, work or sports injury
- Neurological rehabilitation from stroke or traumatic brain injury
- Other neurological disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Dry Needling
- Women’s Health (pelvic floor pain or bowel/bladder dysfunction)
We have years of experience in treating sports injuries, industrial injuries, and automobile accident injuries. Those who have muscle weakness resulting from a stroke or those who are suffering from chronic pain can also find relief through physical therapy.
Dry Needling is a skilled manual therapy technique to help improve pain control and reduce muscle tension. Treatments involve a solid but thin needle being inserted into the muscle directly. The purpose of it is to normalize the muscle and diminish pain. The response leads to a biochemical change, which helps to reduce pain. This can be an important step in breaking the pain cycle.
Dry Needling can help with the following: (this list is not all inclusive)
- Acute and chronic pain excluding referred pain from a systemic issue
- Pain with radiculopathy down the arm or leg
- Headaches and migraines if due to muscle tension
- Tight muscles
- Swelling not due to lymphedema
An issue that can limit women and men from enjoying these activities can be urinary and bowel incontinence. Mild urinary leakage can affect most women at some time in their life. Our Physical Therapists address the entire body of the patient to maximize quality of life by improving strength/endurance, decreasing pain and facilitating independence with activities of daily living.
Incontinence Therapy can help with the following:
- Learn to retrain the pelvic rotator cuff
- Biofeedback assists with learning to contract pelvic floor musculature
- Improve range of motion, flexibility, and strength with physical therapy
Physical therapists and physical therapy assistants treat both inpatient and outpatients. Call 812-663-1119 to schedule an appointment. Physician referral is required for DCMH Therapy Services.