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Physical Therapy

Ther-A-Con Physical Therapy sees patients at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital, Monday through Friday. They help patients return to healthy function after injury or surgery, as well as provide treatment to improve quality of life for sufferers of chronic pain or other long-term debilitating conditions, such as stroke or brain injury.

Physical Therapy can be started with a referral from your primary care doctor or surgeon. Ther-A-Con serves outpatients, as well as inpatients and skilled nursing residents. Currently, it may take a few weeks to get on the schedule, but if you have a surgery coming up they will fit you in in a timely fashion.

What to expect

A session may range from 8-12 visits, about 45-60 minutes in length, roughly once a week.

The initial visit includes paperwork and an in-depth discussion of the history of the condition to be treated, as well as what the patient’s goals are for therapy. Often, for patients in a lot of pain, the first steps are designed simply to reduce that discomfort using heat, gentle massage, and ultrasound. Then the plan will progress to more active forms of stretching, tissue work, and exercise recovery progresses. Home care exercises are often prescribed to be performed on a daily basis, sometimes more than once a day. A session of physical therapy may range from 8-12 visits, about 45-60 minutes in length, roughly once a week.

Medicare and many forms of insurance are accepted at Ther-A-Con, and in some cases, private pay may be available. Check with your insurance provider to find out what your co-payment will be and how many visits are covered for you.