Physical therapists are an integral part of the health care team, devoted to treating and preventing injuries and physical disabilities. Treatment is geared toward relieving pain and discomfort, regaining movement, restoring function, rebuilding confidence and helping patients adapt to permanent physical changes.
Who can benefit from physical therapy?
- Traumatic accident victims
- Cancer and oncology survivors
- Burn and wound care patients
- Orthopaedic surgery patients
- Vascular surgery patients
- Patients with stroke, head injury and other neurologically involved injuries
- Patients with respiratory conditions
Inpatient rehabilitation services
You may reach the inpatient physical therapy department at Community Howard Regional Health System by calling 765-453-8431 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outpatient rehab at Community Howard Specialty Hospital
At any given time, 13% of the American public and nearly half of those over age 75 need some kind of rehabilitation. Recovering from a serious injury or illness can be one of the greatest challenges a person can face. Rehabilitation helps patients resume healthy, happy and productive lifestyles.
Outpatient rehabilitation services are provided at Community Howard Specialty Hospital, an acute care rehabilitation hospital serving the needs of North Central Indiana. Accredited by the Joint Commission, the specialty hospital offers programs for people who have experienced a disabling injury or illness including:
- Orthopaedic disability
- Cerebrovascular accident/stroke
- Spinal cord dysfunction
- Brain injury
- Major multiple trauma
- Neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, polyneuropathy
- Arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis)
Rehabilitation focuses on three main goals: preventing secondary complications, maximizing each patient’s abilities and preparing each patient for reintegration into the community. Individualized and flexible treatment plans are developed with the goal of helping patients relearn or develop the skills to live as independently as possible after leaving the hospital.
The Community Howard Specialty Hospital is located at 829 North Dixon Road, Kokomo, Indiana 46901. For more information, call 765-452-6700.