Rehabilitation


Harrison Community Hospital offers specialized inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Our highly trained speech therapist, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are experienced in treating a wide variety of diagnoses affecting all age groups.

Integral parts of Harrison Community Hospital’s healthcare team, our rehabilitation professionals strive to provide exceptional care. The functional needs of each patient are addressed by the design of a care plan tailored to the patient’s needs.

Most major insurance providers and physician referrals are accepted.

Rehabilitation services include:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Auditory verbal therapy
  • General orthopedics
  • Hand therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Return to work orders
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Swallowing dysfunction
  • Therapeutic reconditioning
  • Work injuries

Appointments

740-942-6222

Hours

Monday through Thursday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 3 pm

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is for people who are recovering from a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty, valve replacement/repair, transplants, or congestive heart failure in the last year.

The program consists of telemetry-monitored exercise sessions three days per week for a total of 12 weeks. Along with performing regular exercise, patients attend educational classes. Classes include topics that address risk factor modification, diabetes, exercise needs, nutrition, angina, and nitroglycerin use. All classes aim to increase each patient’s knowledge base, so they can make informed health decisions.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is also offered for people diagnosed with chronic or restrictive lung disease, pneumoconiosis, pulmonary hypertension, or who have had lung transplant surgery. Educational offerings provided include classes discussing diaphragmatic and pursed lip breathing, energy conservation, nutrition, supplemental oxygen, and more.

Medicare and a majority of commercial insurance providers cover both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services. All patients taking part in these programs must be referred by their physician.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps patients achieve, maintain, and restore physical functioning and health after an illness or injury. As members of a patient’s healthcare team, physical therapists participate by bringing professional expertise in movement science.

Your therapist evaluates your needs and designs an individualized plan of care to promote your ability to move and function with less pain while preventing disability. Physical therapy services also include discharge planning, patient education, and helping to obtain durable medical equipment for home use.

In order to make physical therapy as accessible as possible, we accept most major insurance and physician referrals.

Physical therapy services include:

  • Balance/coordination
  • Cervical and lumbar traction
  • Dry needling
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Gait training
  • Hot/cold packs
  • Instrumental assisted soft tissue manipulation
  • Iontophoresis
  • Phonophoresis
  • Spinal stabilization exercises
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients return to active, satisfying lives, making routine tasks simpler and giving a person with a disability access to a wider range of activities.

An occupational therapist assesses each patient’s unique challenges and limitations to design solutions tailored to their individual needs. Your therapist will provide suggestions for improving safety and function while increasing independence in daily self-care, household chores, driving, and working.

In order to make physical therapy as accessible as possible, we accept most major insurance and physician referrals. Occupational therapy services include:

  • Home exercise program
  • Paraffin wax baths
  • Progressive resistive exercise
  • Range of motion exercise (active and passive)
  • Therapeutic exercise and activities
Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists help treat breathing problems in patients of all ages. Illnesses affecting lung function can be acute or chronic. Our inpatient respiratory therapy staff administers treatment for our patients admitted to our hospital, and outpatient therapy services are available to help improve and manage pulmonary conditions at home.

Outpatient respiratory therapy services include:

  • Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
  • Arterial blood gas testing
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • EKGs
  • Holter monitoring
  • Pediatric advanced life support
  • Pulmonary function studies
  • Respiratory therapy education
  • Stress testing (regular and nuclear)
Speech Therapy

Harrison County Hospital speech therapists assess and treat patients with verbal communication challenges. Speech therapists teach patients skills designed to restore the ability to communicate, either in a normal or assisted manner.

These skilled professionals treat speech disorders (misarticulation of sounds or stuttering), difficulty with voice and resonance, social communication, cognitive-communication disorders (organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and problem solving), and swallowing disorders. These disorders may be congenital or acquired from neurological disorder, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia.

In order to make speech therapy as accessible as possible, we accept most major insurance and physician referrals.