St. Mary Medical Center is pleased to announce that Physical Therapy and Lymphedema Therapy is now offered at the Cornerstone Executive Suites, off Woodbourne Road, near the Oxford Valley Mall.
The off-campus expansion of physical therapies makes access to a quality rehabilitation program more convenient to the community.
St. Mary opened the new 2,500-square-foot rehab facility in Cornerstone Suites and expanding services in its adjacent Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center to include Lymphedema Therapy for lower extremities, head and neck.
Physical Therapy at Cornerstone
St. Mary Physical Therapy at Cornerstone will focus on orthopedic and muscular rehabilitation. Experienced, certified therapists integrate evidence-based treatments, leading-edge technologies, and adaptive techniques to promote recovery from surgery, injury or degenerative disease, such as arthritis. Individualized treatment plans are designed to improve range of motion, muscle strength, endurance, functional mobility and gait disturbances.
St. Mary therapists work closely with physicians and healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive, compassionate care in helping each patient maintain the highest level of function and independence.
St. Mary Physical Therapy at Cornerstone introduces a new Amputation Therapy Program to help patients relearn skills and improve mobility following the amputation of a limb. The program includes a comprehensive evaluation and development of an individualized care plan. Where appropriate, patients may receive training in the use of a prosthesis. Patients post-amputation also are given guidance in lifestyle changes, pain management, and skin care to avoid complications. The program focuses on developing the skills a patient post-amputation needs to resume activities of daily life.
Certified Lymphedema Therapists provide treatment for lymphedema called Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). CDT includes manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, therapeutic exercise, skin care, compression garment fitting and personalized education in self-care. MLD is a gentle, hands-on massage that moves lymphatic fluid from the affected area to the healthy parts of the lymphatic system.
Treating Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is treated with Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). MLD effectively moves fluid out of the affected area and reduces swelling in the leg or foot. The potential for serious infection and chronic leg ulcers also is reduced.
Lymphedema of the Head and Neck
Treatment of head and neck cancer can potentially cause Lymphedema, which can affect vision, eating, speaking, and in some patients, breathing. Complete decongestive therapy leads to clinical improvement in the majority of patients with head and neck Lymphedema.
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