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Rehabilitation Services

Sanford Canby Medical Center Rehabilitation Services provides Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology services by licensed and certified staff.  The staff provides inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing rehabilitation services.

The Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists serve patients in their homes in cooperation with the Home Care staff, assisting the physician in evaluating the patient's condition and providing the recommended therapy.

Physical Therapy for orthopedic injury, muscle and joint pain, total joint replacement recovery, sports injuries and performance conditioning, stroke and neurological trauma recovery, incontinence/pelvic floor strengthening, balance and dizziness problems/fall prevention, work conditioning/industrial injuries, home safety assessment: post-traumatic injury and amputation recovery.  Ultrasound, light therapy, e-stim, massage, and whirlpool are also available.

AquaTherapy allows patients to experience less pain, but more strength, endurance and balance. The water-based physical therapy treatment is provided locally in a heated, indoor pool. AquaTherapy is a low-impact therapy option that can treat balance disorders, and chronic conditions including low back pain, knee pain and arthritis. It is also used for disease management including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

Occupational Therapy for improving participation in tasks for daily living, adaptive equipment for independence and safety, stroke and neurological trauma recovery, orthopedic injury and joint replacement recovery, cognitive and memory assessments, hand injuries and custom splinting, wheelchair assessments, workstation consultations, low vision adaption, home safety assessment, and lymphedema therapy.

Speech Pathology for speech and communication difficulties, swallowing disorders/video swallow studies, cognitive and thinking impairments, stroke and neurological trauma recovery, augmentative communication, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy for Parkinson's Disease, accent reduction program, and voice therapy.

Cardiac Rehab for conditions affecting individuals with documented cardiac disease such as stable angina pectoris (chest pain), myocardial infarction (heart attack), or cardiovascular surgery.

Pulmonary Rehab is exercise and education for patients with chronic lung diseases such as COPD, Asthma, Intersitial Lungt Disease, as well as patients with lung cancer.

Specialty Programs:  Power Program - strengthening and conditioning for student athletes (click on the Power Program link for more information); Lymphedema - certified Lymph therapist on staff; Aqua Therapy and Impact/Post-Concussion Therapy.

For questions or referrals please contact our therapy staff during office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at (507) 223-7277, ext. 225.