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Rehab Services Offered

Rehabilitation Sevices Offered

Amputee Rehabilitation

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There are multiple reasons which cause a person to lose a limb. These reasons include trauma, infection, diabetes, vascular disease, cancer and other diseases. When a person losses a limb, a person sustains a major loss in his/her activity and mobility level.

Our Rehab Goal:  To maximize a person's functional mobility, minimize a person's deficits, enhance his/her quality of life and regain his/her independence after an amputation has occurred.

Treatment can include::

  • Residual Limb care to promote wound healing and limb shaping.
  • Therapeutic exercises can improve a patient's overall strength, improve oxygen flow to promote wound healing, decrease scar tissue and minimize pain
  • Pre- and Post-prosthetic training. Physical therapists work with the Prosthetists, who make the artificial limbs, on preparing for and providing the best prosthesis for each patient. Training is provided to prepare for the prosthesis, along with managing the prosthesis for assisting with walking and transferring when ready.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Mobility Training is provided to improve each patient’s ability to transfer, walk and manage all daily activities like dressing and bathing.
  • Patient education on limb care, prosthetic hygiene & maintenance, best method to put on and off the limb shapers and prosthesis to ensure the best prosthetic fit or care of the residual limb.

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Back and Neck Therapy

At McLaren Clarkston our therapists perform comprehensive back and neck evaluations to help identify the cause of patient complaints. An individualized plan of care is established with our therapists drawing upon many treatment methods including therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and education to help reduce pain, improve strength, motion, endurance, along with promoting optimal health and function.

Types of injuries treated include but not limited to:

  • Non specific neck and back pain
  • Cervical and Lumbar disc herniation
  • Cervical and lumbar spondylosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical and Lumbar facet arthropathy
  • Rehabilitation after Cervical and Lumbar fusion
  • Spinal instability
  • Myofacial trigger point treatment
  • Fibromyalgia

Physical therapy techniques which may include:

  • Cervical and Lumbar stabilization exercises to improve neck and back muscle, strength, performance, and motor control.
  • Manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility include:
    • Joint mobilization
    • Muscle energy techniques
    • Myofascial techniques
  • Aquatherapy
  • Therapeutic modalities such as:
    • Cervical and lumbar traction
    • Electrical stimulation
    • Ultrasound
    • Hot packs
    • Cold packs

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Cancer Survivor Rehabilitation

The cancer survivor rehabilitation specialists at McLaren Clarkston partner with you from diagnosis and throughout your recovery. Cancer survivors can experience a variety of symptoms that can be prevented, managed and improved with treatment by McLaren physical therapists.

Our goal is to support the cancer survivor throughout their journey to a full recovery and lifelong health.

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Joint Replacement Program (Joint Express)

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The joint replacement program is a treatment approach that combines pre-operative education, personalized pain management and advanced therapy techniques. Compared to traditional hip and knee replacement rehabilitation, the program gets patients moving sooner and shortens recovery time. One of the special features that makes the program so successful is the dedicated physical and occupational therapy professionals and nursing staff. Consistent communication and coordination of care between therapy and nursing staff results in better pain management and a quicker recovery.

Rehab Goal:

Work with patients and their families to provide the highest level of independence following total joint replacement surgery. This includes mobility, self care, and safe return to home.

The program is designed to provide acute therapy care to patients who have had a

  • Total Knee Replacement/Arthroplasty
  • Total Hip Replacement/Arthroplasty

The program consists of:

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy in both an individual and group setting.
  • A"Total Joint Protocol" is used which is approved by your Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Emphasis is on mobility so the patient spends less time in the hospital bed, and more time doing functional activity.
  • Individual and group therapy is used to increase motivation, help develop a more positive attitude, and speed progress.

Rehab Services

Rehabilitative Services plays a vital role in the program. PT and OT offer a combination of individual and group therapy in order to increase motivation, help the patients develop a more positive attitude and speed the recovery process.

A typical patient would receive the following Rehabilitative Services treatment plan:

Prior to Surgery:

Several weeks prior to surgery, the patient is invited to attend an educational class taught by physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, and case management.

Post Surgery:

Following your total joint replacement, you can expect:

  • Individual bedside physical therapy and occupational therapy evaluations.
  • Therapeutic exercise to increase your range of motion and strength.
  • Transfer training (getting in and out of bed safely and getting in and out of the chair)
  • Ambulation (walking) training to help you walk safely and improve how far you can walk..
  • Self Care Activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming.
  • Joint Express "group" therapy with physical therapy and occupational therapy for arm and leg strengthening and range of motion.
  • Encourage"coach" participation in therapy (A coach is a family member or friend who will assist you when you go home).

Benefits of Group Therapy:

  • Motivates patients to try harder
  • Patients can support / encourage each other
  • It is more fun and social

Overall, the program has been very successful in decreasing the length of stay for joint replacement patients by helping them become more functionally independent sooner. It provides better pain management and has produced increased positive customer feedback.

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Lymphedema Treatment

Therapy and Treatment for Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema?

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Lymphedema is an accumulation of fluids that occurs when your lymphatic system is impaired. Lymphatic vessels, which assist in fluid discharge, can become impaired as a result of the removal of lymph nodes, from chemotherapy, or from radiation treatments. When breast cancer related lymphedema occurs, there is a swelling or change in tissue texture occurring in the arm and upper torso.

Treatment Options:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage: A manual technique is performed to open lymphatic pathways and move fluid to areas where it can be reabsorbed into the system
  • Multi-Layer Bandaging: Short stretch compression bandages are used to create a gradient of pressure to move fluid and decrease swelling
  • Patient Education: Regarding skin care, precautions and prevention
  • Therapeutic Exercises: Exercises specific to the needs of each individual patient
  • Facilitate referral for appropriate compression garment

Goals of our Program:

  • Reduce the size of limb
  • Decrease the risk for infection or hospitalization
  • Self management of lymphedema
  • Improve function and mobility of the limb
  • Decrease pain associated with excessive limb size

Relative Contraindications:

  • You may not be a candidate for lymphedema treatment if you have any of the following:
  • Acute viral/bacterial infection
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Kidney malfunction
  • Untreated malignancy

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Manual Therapy

Our therapists offer skilled, hands on manual therapy. Manual therapy refers to the clinical approach utilizing skilled, hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat soft tissue and joint structures with intent to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase stability
  • Facilitate movement patterns
  • Improve contractibility
  • Decrease muscle and soft tissue strain
  • Decrease inflammation

People who might benefit from manual therapy:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Thoracic pain
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Trauma
  • Poor posture
  • Arthritis
  • Women's health issues
  • Neurological disorders

Along with hands-on techniques, treatments frequently include individualized exercise programs to rehabilitate the problem area for lasting relief and increased independence.  

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Neurological Rehab

Our Rehab Goal: To maximize a person’s functional mobility, minimize a person’s deficits, enhance his/her quality of life and regain his/her independence when suffering from a neurological disease.

Common injuries / diseases treated include:

  • Stroke (CVA or TIA)
  • Spinal Cord injury
  • Traumatic Brain injury
  • Amputation (Upper or Lower Extremity)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Treatment can include:

  • Muscle Re-education is used to improve your ability to move and use your affected arm and/or leg, by a physical, occupational, recreational and speech therapist.
  • Therapeutic exercises can improve a patient’s overall strength and improve overall cardiovascular fitness/endurance
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Mobility Trainingis provided by physical and occupational therapists, in order to improve each patient’s ability to transfer, walk and manage all daily activities like dressing and bathing.
  • Bracing may be used in order to protect joints and positioning in an affected arm and/or leg, either by physical and occupational therapist or orthotist.
  • Speech Therapy will be provided as appropriate to assist with cognitive issues, along with any swallow problems that may have occurred as a result of the neurological disease.
  • Modification of Leisure activities will assist with alternatives or modifications to current or new leisure interests.
  • Patient education is given to understand disease process and disease progression, reduce complications, joint protection, family education to assist with care at home, and safe, proper use of assisted devices.

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Orthopedic Rehab (shoulder, hips, knees, ankles and other joint problems)

Rehab Goal: To optimize functional ability and minimize pain after an injury or surgery to the muscles and joints.

Orthopedic therapy focuses on treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which includes muscles, ligaments and joints. Treatment is available on an inpatient and outpatient basis from McLaren Clarkston.

Your therapist will thoroughly evaluate your condition, including a complete medical history and an in-depth examination of the problem area. A treatment plan will be tailored to your individual problem with your personal goals in mind. Throughout your treatment regular reassessment will be conducted to ensure that you are progressing towards your goals as set during the initial evaluation.

Treatment can include:

  • Strengthening of weak and deconditioned muscles.
  • Stretching of tight muscles and soft tissue.
  • Manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and improve joint mobility.
  • Modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ice, and heat to reduce pain, inflammation, and promote healing.
  • Education about the condition and on your active role in the plan of care.
  • Home exercise program
  • Activity modification as indicated.
  • Re-education of walking and balance as indicated.
  • Graston techniques for soft tissue restrictions
  • Functional movement screening

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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic Floor Biofeedback Therapy is a treatment intended to help patients with various types of Pelvic Floor Disorders learn to strengthen and relax their pelvic muscles in order to improve bladder function and decrease pelvic pain.

McLaren Clarkston rehab services offers Pelvic Floor Biofeedback using electronic and mechanical instruments as well as manual therapy to accurately measure the action of the pelvic floor muscles. This process provides 'feedback' information to the patient so that the patient can learn to better use the pelvic muscles.

Patients can learn to use the pelvic floor muscles to decrease the sudden urge to urinate, decrease incontinence, and lessen certain types of pelvic pain. An important part of pelvic floor biofeedback therapy is consistent exercise of the pelvic muscles at home, and biofeedback therapy can help teach proper pelvic muscle exercise techniques.

Causes of Pelvic Floor Disorders:

    Pelvic floor disorders can be caused by a combination of different factors. For example, pregnancy with a vaginal delivery may weaken or stretch some of the pelvic muscles or damage nerves. The more vaginal deliveries you have, the more at risk you may become for a pelvic floor disorder, according to the American Urological Association (AUA). Age is another factor that determines the likelihood of developing one of these disorders; the older you are, the greater the chances. Other causes of pelvic floor disorders may include the following:
    • heavy lifting
    • chronic coughing
    • constipation
    • obesity
    • menopause
    • pelvic surgery
    • radiation treatments
    • genetics

Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorders:

Sometimes a woman can have more than one type of pelvic floor disorder. Many of the symptoms are easy to see and feel. Discomfort in the vaginal area, problems with urination, and painful intercourse are all indications that you could be suffering from a pelvic floor disorder. According to NIH, other symptoms include:

  • a feeling of heaviness or fullness in the vaginal area
  • aching or bulging in the pelvic area
  • difficulty emptying the bladder or accidental loss of urine
  • frequent urination
  • painful urination
  • frequent urinary tract infections
  • pain in the lower abdomen, groin or lower back
  • tissue protruding from the vagina
  • constipation
  • difficulty controlling the bowels
  • vaginal bleeding and/or discharge

According to the American Urological Association, if severe symptoms are ignored, kidney damage or infection could occur. In some mild cases, there may be no symptoms whatsoever. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, see your healthcare provider.

Types of Pelvic Floor Disorders:

The different types of pelvic floor disorders are named for the organ that is affected. Many disorders involve a bulging of tissue, similar to a hernia, but some can cause an individual to lose control of bodily functions. According to the Pelvic Floor Disorder Network (PFDN), they include:

  • Rectocele - the rectum pushes through the middle of the vaginal muscles and protrudes into the back wall of the vagina
  • Enterocele - the small intestine bulges into the vagina
  • Cystocele - the bladder drops down and protrudes into the vagina. This is also referred to as a prolapsed bladder.
  • Cystourethrocele - similar to a cystocele but develops when the upper part of the urethra drops down with the bladder
  • Prolapse of the uterus - the uterus drops down into the vagina. In such cases, the cervix can be lower than normal and can be felt easily with the finger tip or even come out through the vagina
  • Prolapse of the vagina - the upper part of the vagina drops into the lower part so that the vagina turns inside out
  • Urinary incontinence - urine leakage
  • Fecal incontinence - bowel leakage

Diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Disorders:

Your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose a pelvic floor disorder. This is usually done by taking a history of symptoms as well as performing a pelvic examination. Finding out how well the bladder and rectum are functioning may involve some simple tests. If necessary, your doctor may order one or more of the following procedures:

  • Cystoscopy - viewing the inside of the bladder
  • Urethroscopy - viewing the inside of the urethra
  • Voiding Cystourethrogram - an X-ray taken during urination
  • Fluoroscopy - another form of X-ray that allows physicians to obtain real-time, moving images of internal structures
  • Urodynamics - bladder testing

Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders:

There are many different treatment choices for people with pelvic floor disorders, but those choices depend upon a number of factors including:

  • how weak the pelvic ligaments have become
  • your health
  • your age
  • whether you want to become pregnant

Once your physician evaluates your condition, he or she can offer some options, including both surgical treatments and non-surgical treatments. Non-surgical treatments range from medications to exercises, and include the following:

  • Kegel exercises - these exercises can help you strengthen the pelvic muscles. They can be performed by repeatedly tightening your pelvic muscles like you're trying to hold the flow of urine.
  • Medication (for some cases of urinary incontinence)
  • Weight control
  • Changes in diet
  • Estrogen - estrogen is sometimes prescribed to limit more weakening of the muscles and tissues that support the uterus
  • Pessary - a pessary is a rubber doughnut shaped device that is inserted around the cervix to help keep the pelvic organs in place
  • Avoidance of heavy lifting and straining

Surgery is also an option for pelvic floor disorders. Some women may require it. It is usually performed when a woman is experiencing a great deal of discomfort and has decided she does not wish to have more children. Surgical treatments may include the following:

  • tightening the weak muscles without removing the uterus
  • hysterectomy - only recommended if symptoms are severe or if the uterus has dropped down through the vagina
  • repositioning of the bladder

Most surgery is done through the vagina but can also be performed through the abdomen. Recovery can take 4-6 weeks depending on the type of surgery performed. In most cases, pelvic floor disorders can be treated successfully.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps reduce pain and restore function and independence in patients who have undergone surgery, suffered an injury, are recovering from serious illness or are coping with a chronic condition.

Our dedicated rehabilitation team uses a multidisciplinary approach, combining exercise and strength training with manual therapy and modalities to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets the unique needs of each patient.

Treatment begins with a physician's prescription and a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced physical therapist. Therapist and patient then work on-on-one, following a specific plan of care designed to help the patient return to work and normal daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Physical Therapy treats a variety of conditions and diagnoses, including, but not limited to:

  • Back and neck pain relief and prevention
  • Strains, sprains, and fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint and soft tissue injuries
  • Stroke or Parkinson's disease
  • Workplace injuries
  • Repetitive stress disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Incontinence and pelvic floor weakness
  • Joint replacements

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Sports Medicine

Sports physical therapy is a specialized practice that focuses on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance improvement of the physically active individual.

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The therapist performs a highly skilled evaluation of the active or chronic injury.  This includes the assessment of surgical and non-surgical neuromusculoskeletal injuries.  Included in this is a functional assessment of the individual post-injury to determine a safe return to activity.

Treatment is a team approach that is in coordination with the physician. This may also include an athletic trainer at a school or professional level. The physical therapist designs and implements a program for the management of the disorder for patients of all ages and abilities, including those with physical disabilities as well as elite athletes.

All outpatient physical therapy sites at McLaren Clarkston have therapists and staff who are experienced in treating athletes of all different ages and levels. The staff incorporate specialized equipment as well as more physical therapy-specific training during treatment.

Types of injuries treated include, but are not limited to:

  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Post-arthroscopic procedures (i.e. knee, shoulder, ankle)
  • Post-back & neck surgical procedures
  • Ligamentous repairs/injuries (i.e. ACL repair, labral repair)
  • Muscle strains & overuse injuries (tendinitis, bursitis)
  • Fractures
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Joint instability

Treatment may include, when applicable:

  • Strengthening and flexibility exercises
  • Stability exercises
  • Coordination and agility exercises
  • Balance activities
  • Manual therapy (i.e. joint mobilizations and manipulations, passive muscle stretching, functional massage)
  • Postural activities
  • Modalities (i.e. heat, ice, electrical stimulation, ultrasound)
  • Lumbar/cervical traction
  • Instruction in a home exercise program

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Stroke Rehabilitation

Rehab Goal: To maximize a person's functional mobility, minimize a person's deficits, enhance his/her quality of life and regain his/her independence after a stroke has occurred.

According to the American Stroke Association, approximately 795,000 Americans each year suffer from a new or recurrent stroke. Strokes are the #1 cause of disability. McLaren Clarkston is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.  This means that we are among the best of the best in stroke care.

Continuum of Care

McLaren Clarkston offers a continuum of rehabilitative care which begins with acute treatment as an inpatient; The patient may transition into further inpatient treatment. Once they are able to be discharged home, they may participate in our Outpatient Rehab Services found at several convenient locations.

Treatment may include:

Through all of our sites, a multidisciplinary team provides treatment that can include:

  • Muscle Re-education - used to improve your ability to move and use your affected arm and/or leg, by a physical, occupational, recreational and speech therapist.
  • Therapeutic exercises - can improve a patient's overall strength and improve overall cardiovascular fitness/endurance.
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Mobility Training - provided by physical and occupational therapists in order to improve each patient's ability to transfer, walk, and manage all daily activities like dressing and bathing.
  • Bracing - may be used in order to protect joints and properly position an affected arm and/or leg.
  • Community Outing - At the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, patients have the opportunity to go out into the community to practice skills that will help the patient return to an active lifestyle.
  • Speech Therapy - provided as appropriate to assist with cognitive issues, along with any swallow problems that may have occurred as a result of the stroke.
  • Modification of Leisure activities - provided by the recreational therapist to assist with alternatives or modifications to current or new leisure interests.
  • Patient education - given to help the patient understand and reduce risk factors for additional strokes, joint protection of the affected arm and/or leg, family education to assist with care at home, and safe, proper use of assisted devices.
  • In addition, a Stroke Support Group is available to address further needs, once a patient is discharged from Rehabilitative Services.

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine. The problem afflicts millions of adults in the United States, 85% of them being women. Men may experience a loss of bladder control as a result of prostate enlargement and the treatment of prostate cancer. Women experience incontinence more often than men as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract. Among women, the problem is most commonly associated with a specific condition called stress urinary incontinence.

Different types of incontinence?

  • Stress Incontinence – is involuntary loss of urine during physical movement (coughing, sneezing, exercising, laughing, lifting). In describing this condition the word "stress" does not refer to emotional stress, but the stress of increased physical pressure on the bladder.
  • Urge Incontinence – is often referred to as "overactive bladder". It is the leakage of large amounts of urine at unexpected times, including during sleep. Those with urge incontinence feel a strong uncontrollable need to urinate. They may also feel the need to urinate often.
  • Overflow Incontinence – is unexpected leakage of small amounts of urine because of a full bladder. The bladder may also never feel completely empty.
  • Mixed Incontinence – is defined as having more than one type of incontinence occur at the same time, usually the occurrence of stress and urge incontinence together.
  • Transient Incontinence – is the leakage that occurs temporarily because of a condition that will pass (infection, medication).

It is fairly common for both men and women of all ages to be affected by some form of urinary incontinence. Urination is a fairly complex function of various muscles and nerves. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a disruption in normal bladder control to occur.

There is Hope:

Incontinence is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition that affects men and women of all ages and backgrounds.  Many people who suffer from incontinence isolate themselves for fear of ridicule and embarrassment.  It often seems difficulty to manage and many are mistaken that nothing can be done to correct it.  Admitting there is a problem may help individuals seek out treatment that can help them gain bladder control, renew their self-confidence and prevent social isolation.

How Therapy Can Help:

Our Physical Therapists that will use a conservative approach to helping you with incontinence.  We promote a self-help program of exercises and surface EMG, which is proven effective in helping many patients regain bladder control.

 

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Vestibular Therapy - Balance and Dizziness

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One-third of Americans over the age of 65 will experience a fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury for most age groups. Often the problems with balance can be identified and treated or prevented with the correct care. McLaren Clarkston Comprehensive Balance Clinic has therapists specializing in the assessment and treatment of vestibular and balance impairments

McLaren Clarkston has specialized equipment that can provide a cost-effective method of evaluating dizziness for many patients affected by balance problems. McLaren Clarkston provides a comprehensive evaluation of balance and dizziness.

Normal balance requires good vision, strong muscles, flexible joints, and good vestibular function (inner ear function). If any of these are not working properly, you may be at increased risk for falling. Many individuals are at risk for falls due to inner ear or other physical problems, An evaluation by the specially-trained therapists at McLaren Clarkston can give patients and their physicians an accurate picture of their fall risk and the most appropriate therapies to correct the problems found. For many individuals, balance is the key to their Independence.

Normal balance requires contributions from multiple bodily systems:

  • Biomechanical: Range of Motion (ROM), strength, pain.
  • Sensory Systems: Somatosensory (body awareness), vestibular (inner ear function), vision.
  • Movement Strategies: Automatic postural responses, reactive adjustments.
  • Navigation: Gait, anticipatory postural adjustments.
  • Emotional: Stress, anxiety.
  • Cognition: Attention, learning.
  • Cardiopulmonary: Capacity for activity.

Evaluation may include:

  • Extensive interview regarding symptoms, frequency, chief complaint and functional status
  • Neuromusculoskeletal examination including muscle strength, range of motion, sensation, posture, balance and muscle tone
  • Oculomotor exam including basic eye movement and Vestibulo-Occular Reflex testing (VOR) assessment
  • Positioning exam (Dix-Hallpike, Motion Sensitivity Quotient)
  • Balance/Postural control evaluation, using functional outcome-based measures
  • Computer posturography exam

Treatment may include:

  • Education
  • Balance retraining exercises
  • Special vestibular maneuvers
  • Eye/head exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Conditioning exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Posture exercises
  • Compensation strategies including habituation/adaptation exercises
  • Recommendations for home modifications
  • Repositioning maneuver
  • Habituation/adaptation
  • Home exercise program

What Can Physical Therapy Do?

  • Education
  • Decrease feeling of vertigo/dizziness
  • Improve balance/postural control
  • Improve gaze stabilization
  • Improve overall endurance
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Decrease risk and fear of falling
  • Teach proper use of assistive devices (cane, walkers, etc.)
  • Increase flexibility
  • Increase independence
  • Home exercise program

Are you at risk for a fall? Take the balance test!!

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Take the Balance Test

  • Are you over age 65?
  • Have you fallen in the past year, or are you afraid of falling?
  • Do you have numbness or loss of sensation in your feet?
  • Have you had a stroke or other neurological problem that has affected your balance?
  • Do you have problems with your vision?
  • Do you experience difficulty getting around due to weakness or imbalance, or need a cane or walker for safety?
  • Do you take more than 4 medications?
  • Do you take Antivert or Meclizine?
  • Do you feel dizzy or unsteady if you move suddenly or if you turn over at night?
  • Do you have anxiety, confusion or feel depressed?
  • If you answered "Yes" to 3 or more of these questions, you may beat risk for a fall.

Learn more about Vestibular Rehabilitation

An evaluation performed at the Comprehensive Balance Clinic can give patients and their physicians an accurate picture of their fall risk and the most appropriate therapies to correct the problems found. For many individuals, balance is the key to their Independence.

Call your physician to arrange a referral to rehab services at McLaren Clarkston

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Women's Rehab Program

McLaren Clarkston Therapy Services offers a comprehensive Women's Health/ Pelvic Floor Program in the following treatment areas, includes both men and women:

Pelvic Pain - treatment of the pelvic muscles, joints, ligaments and nerves that cause dysfunction of the bladder, vagina, rectum, buttocks, low back and abdomen.

Incontinence - treatment of bladder problems including leakage, urgency and frequency.

Lymphedema - treatment to decrease limb swelling that can occur at any time after surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.

Osteoporosis and Postural Change - treatment based on the Sara Meeks Method of Postural Change, decompression exercises, strengthening core muscles, education regarding body mechanics and contraindications for people with osteoporosis.

Pre-Surgical Pelvic Floor - treatment consists of education on proper use of pelvic floor muscles prior to any surgery which may damage these tissue.

Post-Surgical Pelvic Floor - treatment to facilitate restoration of function in pelvic structures after surgery.

Post-Surgical Breast Cancer - treatment to restore upper extremity function and range of motion after surgery or radiation.

Pregnancy - treatment of back pain associated with pregnancy

Postpartum Musculoskeletal - treatment to stabilize, strengthen and realign body after the birth of a child.

The Pelvic Floor/Urinary Incontinence programs are available to both men and women, and are based on dysfunction related to bladder, pelvic muscles, and prostate. Causes can be surgery, trauma, sports injury and childbirth to name a few. Lymphedema also results from multiple causes that can be addressed by Physical Therapy. Some of these causes are: cancer, radiation, surgery, trauma, venous insufficiency and congenital. A physician referral is needed for Physical Therapy treatment.

Please contact one of our facilities for more information or to schedule an appointment with a specialist.

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