The Rehabilitation staff at VMH works with people of all ages, helping them to reduce pain and regain strength, independence and health. Individual Physical Therapy services provided include athletic training, home health, work hardening/conditioning, wellness programs, and wound care.Typically, a patient will undergo an evaluation the first visit. This usually lasts an hour. Then, we'll start treatment and educate the patient on what they can do at home to help decrease pain and become stronger. A lot of patients with orthopedic conditions and arthritis will have heat administered first, then ultrasound or other modalities, exercise, and the sessions are sometimes concluded with ice, depending on the patient's individual needs.
Therapists from Veterans Memorial Hospital will provide “in-home” therapy to people who have difficulty getting out of their homes. We come to them and bring weights, exercise bands, or other equipment that they may need during the session. We offer personalized, individualized care right in their homes at times that are convenient for them. Therapy in the home is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance such as Humana.