Physical Therapy (outpatient)

The Outpatient Physical Therapy department is located in the basement of the Misericordia Hospital.

Outpatient Physical Therapy services can help you with your recovery when dealing with:

  • Musculoskeletal problems (such as sprains, strains and repetitive strain injuries)
  • Back and neck pain
  • Fractures post-cast removal
  • Injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents
  • Post-operative strengthening and flexibility exercises after a joint replacement surgery (hips, knees, shoulders)
  • Other orthopedic surgeries (such as rotator cuff repairs and ACL repairs)
  • Injuries or fractures to wrist or hand

At your initial visit you will be assessed by a physical therapist. Follow-up care may include:  

  • Modalities for pain control, including acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation
  • Education about caring for your condition, such as caring for acute sprains or strains, using ice, edema control, rest and controlled activity
  • Education and advice on back and neck care, posture correction, lifting techniques, proper positioning during activities at work and home
  • Soft tissue techniques and stretching to regain movement
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Progression of gait and balance (safely progressing from using a walker to a cane to full weight bearing after an injury)

Regular outpatient services are funded through CRP, insurance, MVA and self-pay.  In addition, we offer programs for group education and exercise for variety of conditions:

  • Osteoporosis education and exercise program
  • Better balance fall prevention class for seniors (health professional referral required)

In addition to our regular outpatient services, we have:

  • Acupuncture
  • Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)
  • Hand therapy

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