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:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord
- Total Joint Replacement
- Urinary Incontinence
- Work Related Injuries
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
- 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.
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