Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation and Therapy Services staff treats a wide variety of medical conditions. Physicians and patients choose McLaren for our expertise in treating both the most complex and most common conditions relating to illness and injury. Our rehabilitation program helps individuals lead more independent and fulfilling lives and the staff exemplifies the skills, compassion and professionalism to work with patients of all ages.

Rehab and Physical Therapy Services at McLaren Port Huron

McLaren Port Huron Rehab and Physical Therapy provides outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, sports medicine, work hardening/conditioning, aquatic therapy, and pediatric rehabilitation. The staff includes licensed physical therapists, licensed physical therapist assistants and certified athletic trainers.

Inpatient and Outpatient Services include:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Occupational Rehab or Work-Hardening/Conditioning Therapy
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
  • Special therapies available in select locations include:
    • Athletic Training -- certified athletic trainers working in the local high schools, colleges and clinics.
    • Orthopedic Manual Therapy -- physical therapists specializing in joint mobilization and manipulation.
    • Pediatric Rehabilitation
    • Orthotics -- custom made shoe inserts to correct foot biomechanics and relieve pain.
    • Trazer/Reactor-- computerized functional testing platforms used to test agility, balance, reaction time and ground reaction force. Offered at the Port Huron, Marysville, and Yale locations.
    • Unweighted Ambulation (walking) -- allows patients to exercise and walk while unloading the spine and lower extremities. This is of particular value in treating patients with neck and back pain from degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and arthritic changes.
    • Cybex/Novak weight equipment -- for medical exercise and spinal stabilization training, aerobic exercise and conditioning, progressive weight training, plyometric and agility training and neurological rehabilitation.
    • All locations are equipped with private treatment rooms
    • All treatment is individualized and based on evidence based practice and functional deficits.
Rehab Services
Rehab & Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Q. Do I need a Doctor's prescription for therapy?
A. Yes, a prescription for therapy is needed. Please bring your prescription with you to your first appointment, or the physician's office can fax it to us. 

Q. How do I schedule an appointment?
A.
 Call one of our conveniently located facilities and our staff will be able to assist you.

Q. How long does a typical therapy session last?
A. Therapy sessions may vary based on individual needs of the client. Most sessions last approximately 45 minutes. If more than one type of therapy is required, allow 45 minutes for each type of therapy.

Q. Will my insurance cover therapy?
A. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to verify coverage for therapy. During the admission process, our admitting staff will be glad to assist you with any questions.

In-Patient Rehabilitation

Q. What should I expect during my stay at the inpatient rehabilitation unit?
A. You will receive 3 hours of therapy daily, at least 5 days per week. A multidisciplinary team will work with you to improve your independence in order to return home. 

Q. Who makes up the multi-disciplinary team?
A. The team includes rehabilitation physician, medical physician, neuropsychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, recreational therapists, nurses, case managers, social workers, and dieticians.

Acute Care Rehabilitation

Q. How long will I be in the hospital?
A. Most people are well enough to be discharged two-three days after their surgery.

Q. How long will I need to use my walker, cane or crutches?
A. Your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist will give you a recovery plan before you leave the hospital.

Q. When can I use the stairs?
A. You should be able to go up and down stairs as soon as your therapist deems it appropriate. Your therapist will assist you in performing the stairs safely during your hospital stay.

Q. When can I drive?
A.Your surgeon will tell you when you can drive again.

Q. When can I return to work?
A. Most patients are cleared by their physician in eight weeks to return to work, however, this is dependent upon your work related physical demands.

Q. When can I shower?
A.
 Most patients can resume showering activities upon discharge from the hospital but you are instructed to avoid immersing the surgical wound in water until cleared by your physician.

Q. When can I resume sports activities?
A. Most patients are able to resume low impact sporting activities in approximately 8 to 12 weeks. High impact sporting activities must be cleared by your surgeon.