Physical therapy includes a specific evaluation of your condition or injury. Specialized programs using a variety of treatment techniques and exercises are used to recover movement and strength and return you to normal activities. We work with you to maximize functional outcomes through treatment and education. We also want to promote overall health and wellness.
Physical therapy treatment diagnoses include: cerebral vascular accident (stroke), Parkinson's, orthopedic conditions and injuries, traumatic brain injury, anterior lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy and many other conditions.
Our Indiana Physical Therapy services include:
- Muscle retraining with biofeedback.
- Pain relief techniques using TENS, ultrasound, interferential and high-volt current.
- Manual, hands-on therapy—including soft tissue mobilization with Graston technique.
- Joint mobilization.
- Muscle energy techniques.
- Massage and myofacial release.
- Gait (walking) training.
- Strength training.
- Balance recovery and vestibular rehabilitation.
- Orthotic and prosthetic training.
There are many step-down classes and individual programs that can assist with ongoing strengthening and wellness after your physical therapy program is completed.
The decompression-reduction system offers many patients relief from recurrent back pain associated with herniated or bulging discs.
DRS uses true negative pressure to help bulging discs realign and draw back into the proper space. Since there is little or no pressure on the spine during treatment, DRS promotes a healing environment. Once better circulation is restored, vital nutrients flow into the area.
As an outpatient procedure, treatments may vary from 5 to 20 minutes over a four-week period. Patients dealing with herniated, degenerative or protruding discs are most appropriate for DRS. Ask your doctor or therapist to find out if DRS might be beneficial for you.
DRS treatments help increase a patient's range of motion and decrease pain—which improves quality of life and allows them to better complete daily living tasks without significant pain.
DRS treatments are offered at the Norton King's Daughters' Health Rehabilitation Center in Madison.
Our industrial rehabilitation program is designed to help patients return to work, maximize functional outcomes and promote wellness. Often, your therapist can provide care management in a responsible manner for the physician and your employer. Industrial rehab includes:
Work hardening/work conditioning
The goal of work hardening or work conditioning is to provide physical rehabilitation, education and job simulation so that patients can reach their goals and return to work.
Functional capacity evaluation (FCE)
The goal of FCE is to provide objective data to the injured worker, attending physicians, insurers and your employer about functional abilities for both daily and job-related activities.
Job site analysis
It's important for therapists to understand the specifics of the environment in which someone works. The job site analysis determines functions and demands, including ergonomic recommendations about a specific job from both the employee and employer point of view.
Norton KDH physical therapy provides innovative treatment for burns, pressure sores, diabetic ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and other traumatic wounds.
We use advanced techniques such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, Pulsavac, whirlpool, and specific dressings and medications to promote fast wound healing. A collaborative effort by physical therapists, a wound care nurse specialist and your doctor provides comprehensive wound care.
Indiana Physical Therapy services are available at these locations: