Physical therapists apply research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree – either a masters or a clinical doctorate — from an accredited physical therapist program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice. They are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life.
Our goal is to help patients restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function in a variety of settings (inpatient, outpatient, and home health). Physical therapists look at each person’s medical history, then test and measure strength and range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function. They will also determine the patients’ ability to be independent and return to the community and/or workplace. After their examination, they will develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Your physical therapist can also help you prevent loss of mobility and motion by developing a fitness- and wellness-oriented program tailored to your specific needs.
We have a newly renovated space with many new state of the art pieces of equipment such as the NeuroCom Smart Balance machine and long force plate to assist in diagnosing and treating balance, coordination, and gait disturbances. As well as the Baltimore Therapeutic Exercise (BTE) machine which assists in simulating many functions required for patients to return to work, sports activities, and even daily tasks such as opening a jar. These are just a couple of examples of what our PT department has to offer for diagnosing and treating a wide variety of conditions.
Hours of operation are 7:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. Please call (309)543-8578 to schedule an appointment.
“Both the home health PT and outpatient facility were great. Very helpful, courteous, professional, and most important to me they were encouraging.”
Occupational therapy as a profession is concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual’s ability to participate, by modifying the environment, or by adapting the activity to better support participation.
Occupational therapy relies on understanding the importance of an activity to an individual, being able to analyze the physical, mental and social components of the activity, and then adapting the activity, the environment, and/or the person to enable them to resume the activity. Occupational therapists address the question, “Why does this person have difficulties managing his or her daily activities (or occupations), and what can we adapt to make it possible for him or her to manage better and how will this then impact his or her health and well-being?” Occupational therapy gives people the “skills for the job of living” necessary for “living life to its fullest.”
We strive to make it possible for each patient to reach their maximum independence in the home, the community, and at work. Whether it is a matter of strengthening or relearning a task, getting adaptive equipment, or even modifying the home/work environment, these are all areas that our occupational therapy staff will address. They will determine a plan of care based on each person’s specific condition and goals.
Hours of operation are 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday. Please call (309)543-8578 to schedule an appointment.
“As I have had several problems requiring therapy (knee, ribs, rotator cuff manipulation, shoulder and neck problems, both feet). I am aware of the great improvements made in the space provided for therapy treatment and equipment. I would highly recommend your department to anyone requiring your services.”
Speech language pathology promotes effective communication by focusing on the science of communication and related disorders. Speech Therapists work with a variety of diagnosis, from patients with communication disorders to those with swallowing problems.
Some patients have experienced an illness or injury which has left them unable to communicate well. They may no longer know the names of everyday items, they may know what they want to say, but be unable to find the words they want, or it could be that they have muscle weakness that prevents them from making the proper sounds needed to communicate effectively. Upon the patients’ evaluation, the therapist will look at all of these areas and perform a number of tests to determine each plan of care on an individualized basis.
Swallow evaluations are also performed by a speech language pathologist. There are two types of swallow evaluations, bedside evaluation and video fluoroscopic swallow evaluation (cookie swallow). For each of these the therapist will take a detailed history from the patient or family member. For the actual evaluation, the patient will be given food and liquid in a variety of consistencies to determine the patients swallowing function. In the video fluoroscopic swallow evaluation, these substances are given with barium so the therapist and radiologist can see how the food travels to the stomach.
The speech therapist sees patients in inpatient, outpatient, and home health settings.
Please call (309)543-8578 to schedule an appointment.
“Therapy helps and I am grateful we have the rehab in our town and the great staff. I am 100% in agreement that therapy helps you get back to normal living. Thanks.”