Our physical therapy is delivered by licensed physical therapists who diagnose and treat patients of all ages who have conditions or injuries that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities of daily living.
Southeastern Med has 3 physical therapists who are board certified orthopedic clinical specialists, a prestigious designation held by fewer than 1% of physical therapists nationwide.
Our staffs' unmatched credentials include experience in multiple specialty areas, including:
- Prevention and treatment of sports injuries
- Prevention and treatment of work-related injuries
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Arthritis Back pain
- Neurologic Conditions
Lymphedema Therapy Program offers various therapies aimed at helping patients who are experiencing a buildup of lymphatic fluids.
What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema is where a body part swells. It's usually an arm or a leg and results from the buildup of fluid when lymph nodes and vessels are blocked, removed or damaged. It can occur in patients as a result of mastectomies, radiation and/or tumor dissections involving the lymph nodes.
Left untreated, lymphedema can cause possible tissue breakdown. Treatment has been researched based to include the most effective techniques. Most treatments will include an evaluation to tailor the treatment to the individual’s needs. Sessions will usually consist of manual lymph drainage techniques specifically designed to affect the lymphatic system. Bandaging with low stretch bandages are a typical part of the rehab process. Bandages are placed on the patient in a specific manor to facilitate drainage. Treatment also involves an exercise program to activate the muscle pump, which aids in lymphatic drainage.
We partner with WorkPro to help Guernsey County and Cambridge area employees get back to work. Whether it's helping you recover from an injury or work-related illness, or creating work to adapt to an injury, Southeastern Med is committed to helping you do what you do best.
Our therapists work in partnership with the staff at WorkPro in providing services to area employers. These services include Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), Ergonomic Assessment & Training, Work Conditioning, Post-offer screens and Ergonomic workstation evaluations.
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
A FCE is a two-day exam that objectively identifies the current physical capabilities of an injured worker. This information can then be used by caseworkers, employers and doctors to determine return to work capabilities.
Ergonomic Assessment & Training
An ergonomic analysis is performed of a particular job to identify potential hazards that may lead to a work-related injury.
This program usually lasts between four and eight weeks and consists of a daily therapy program beginning at one hour per day and may increase up to four hours per day. The goal of the program is to improve the injured workers overall physical capacity and expedite return to work.
A post-offer screen is a physical test that is performed to a potential new hire and simulates the physical demands of the job that has been offered to them. A job analysis is required in developing the screen.
Ergonomic Workstation Evaluations, Functional Job Analysis And Job Description
A job analysis will identify the physical demands of a particular job title. This objectifies what the employee is required to do to perform the job and is summarized with a Functional Job Description.
Inpatient Physical Therapy
Inpatient physical therapy treats a variety of patients. These patients may have a fracture, a total joint replacement, a stroke, or general weakness from illness.
Physical therapy works with the patients to increase strength, safety, balance and independence in walking. Physical therapy works with nursing, physicians, and Quality Case Management to meet the patients' discharge needs.
Pre-admission testing partnering with our local orthopedic surgeons to educate prior to total joint replacements.