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Physical Therapy Services in Sandusky, Norwalk, and Nearby

When you need physical therapy, you don’t want to have to travel far. With seven locations throughout Sandusky, Norwalk, Castalia, Huron, and Vermilion – Firelands Regional Medical Center is sure to have the services you need in a location convenient for you.

What is Physical Therapy Used For?

Physical therapy focuses on improving motion for people who have physical disabilities due to:

  • Fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • Injury
  • Pain
  • Cancer
  • Other medical conditions

Treatment programs may include exercises, isokinetics, manual techniques, heat and cold therapy, reconditioning and other preventive techniques. Firelands Regional Medical Center offers physical therapy on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Therapies are designed to help patients achieve optimal functioning in their daily activities to lead a productive and fulfilling life.

Which Physical Therapy Programs Does Firelands Offer?

Physical therapy programs offered by Firelands Regional Medical Center include:

Sports medicine and athletic training

Providing quality medical coverage for the student athlete competing in interscholastic sports, with an emphasis on the prevention of injuries through education and preventive techniques.

Pediatric physical therapy- motor skill development and sensory integration

Designed to help children develop independence by learning motor skills such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, running, jumping and balance. Physical therapy also assists with improving muscle strength, joint range of motion, postural strength and the use of mobility aids. For more information about pediatric physical therapy, call 419-557-7076.

Accredited inpatient rehabilitation

Firelands Regional Medical Center inpatient rehabilitation offers an intensive therapy program for patients transitioning from a hospital stay or recovering from surgery. Learn more about our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center.

Certified McKenzi therapy

Also known as mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT), the McKenzie method is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education for back, neck, and extremity problems. The key distinction is its initial assessment component—a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan. Rarely are expensive tests required; Certified MDT clinicians have a valid indicator to know right away whether—and how—the method will work for each patient.

Dizziness and vestibular rehabilitation

Patients receive comprehensive evaluations of balance and vestibular disorders, individualized treatment planning and patient education. Conditions treated include: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, peripheral vestibular disorders, central nervous system disorders, Meniere’s disease, superior semicircular canal dehiscence, cervicogenic dizziness, oscillopsia, post-concussive disorder, frequent falls and dysequilibrium. Rehabilitation is offered to patients before and after surgery.

Aquatic therapy

Treatments and exercises performed in water for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefit.

Ergonomic assessment

Ergonomic assessments ensure that a worker's workstation is designed to minimize the risk of injury and maximize productivity. Learn about other services provided through our Occupational Therapy department.

Functional capacity evaluation (FCE)

An intensive short-term evaluation that focuses on major tolerance abilities related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed and flexibility. An FCE gathers data that may be used to determine consistency of effort and employability.

Industrial rehabilitation program

Focuses on recovery from work-related injury with prompt treatment and rehabilitation. Physical and occupational therapists work with you, your physician and your employer to develop a treatment program to meet your needs. Testing that measures your physical ability to return to work and a more productive lifestyle is done continually throughout the duration of your time in the program.

Physical reconditioning and work conditioning

Physical therapists and occupational therapists work closely with employers, physicians, case managers and the injured worker to simulate the normal job tasks and develop treatment plans that are time-sensitive to return the workers to full duty.

RISE Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Offers premium oncology rehabilitation services to cancer survivors undergoing treatment or living with its aftermath. Our program has been created to help survivors physically and emotionally heal from the side-effects of treatments. We provide our patients with the most comprehensive rehabilitation care available and all of our services are reimbursable by health insurance providers. Having access to world-class follow up care, without added medical costs, will allow survivors to regain their health and get their lives back on track.

Reviewed by Shelly Jordan, director, PT and OT on April 17, 2017

Contact Us

For more information about
our rehabilitation services,
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419-557-7400.