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Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services focuses on maximizing your independence and facilitating healthy living.

Our rehab team works with people of all ages who have various conditions and/or disabilities, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Work Related Injuries
Special Programs

Lymphedema Prevention and Management.  Lymphedema occurs when a clear fluid known as lymphatic fluid builds up in the soft tissues of your body, usually in an arm or leg.  The most common causes of secondary lymphedema are surgery or radiation treatment for certain types of cancer, such as breast and testicular cancers.  At TMC, we have certified specialists for treatment of lymphedema massage and wrapping.  Patients receiving therapy learn to manage lymphedema on their own.  Our therapists provide patient education about lymphedema treatment and demonstrations to the family to ensure ongoing home therapy.  

Vestibular/Balance Program.  Dizziness is the third most common complaint made to physicians.  Each year more than two million people visit a doctor for dizziness.  At TMC, we have a physical therapist that has been specially trained and certified in treating dizziness.  Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Therapy (VBRT) has been shown to improve balance, decrease risk of falling, improve vision and in some cases, can help eliminate your dizziness altogether.  Patients will be assessed on muscle strength, visual, balance and sensory function.  Treatment may include the following: Head positioning maneuvers Exercises to help your vision Exercises to help your balance Extensive education    

Wound Care.  Wounds that don't heal can become infected, spread and become painful.  At TMC, certified wound care specialists offer treatment for a minor burns, pressure ulcers, diabetic and venous stasis ulcers.

Urinary Incontinence/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.  More than 14 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence (bladder leakage) and more than 85 percent of these are women.  Common causes include childbirth, obesity, surgeries, medications, diabetes, stroke and menopausal changes.  At TMC, our therapists use exercise, and education to increase muscle strength and control and decrease pain. Treatment includes: Pelvic floor muscle and abdominal strengthening Bladder training Education in bladder irritants and urge suppression techniques Use of computerized EMG for biofeedback Overall re-education of postural muscles

Senior LIFE Program.  The Senior LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) Program promotes health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness or injury that will limit daily living.  Treatment addresses the physical, cognitive, sensory and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities. Treatments focus on four sub-specialties: 

  • Seeing Functions.  Recommendation and training of adaptive devices for low vision to complete daily activities.     
  • Fall Prevention.  Treatment and assessments will focus on balance training, strengthening, and range of motion. Fall risk assessments will be performed with the Biodex balance system. Mental Functions.  Staging of functional cognition and thinking skills.  Appropriate recommendations provided for behavioral, self care/home management functioning.  An in-home assessment can be performed to enhance safety in the home.        
  • Driving and Community Mobility.  Report provided to physician following computer simulated screen.  Recommendations for community mobility provided.  The therapist cannot take or report findings to the Department of Motor Vehicles.        

Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation. The Truman Medical Center Lakewood Medical Rehabilitation Unit is designed to help patients regain their highest level of function and independence. The unit includes six semi-private rooms with attached accessible bathrooms; a fully-equipped home training apartment which allows therapists to help patients work on specific home needs such as cooking and laundry; and a therapy gym with equipment to address a variety of rehabilitation needs.

Vision Rehabilitation.  Low vision is an impairment to vision that significantly impairs the functioning of the patient and cannot be adequately corrected with medical, surgical, therapy, conventional eyewear or contact lenses.  Such impairment is often a loss of sharpness or acuity, but it may also show up as a loss of field of vision, light sensitivity, distorted vision or loss of contrast.  Low vision often may occur as a result of birth defects, injury, the aging process or as a complication of disease.  Vision rehabilitation services help utilize the remaining vision to its fullest potential.  Vision care does not replace the need for other concurrent treatments, such as laser, medication and surgery.  Low vision doctors prescribe prescription eyewear, filters, microscopic-telescopic eyewear, magnifiers, adaptive equipment, closed circuit television systems, independent living aids, training and counsel to patients.    

If you have questions on how we can help you, please call:

816-404-9250

 

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