Movement and exercise designed to increase strength, mobility and endurance. Most often used following orthopedic surgery, for neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury and multiple sclerosis, and to help cancer patients reduce tiredness after treatment. Therapy can take place in the hospital or as an outpatient. Evidence-based treatments may include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cold packs and moist heat. These different kinds of treatment are used for managing pain, muscle re-education and increasing circulation to improve healing after surgery or injury. They also help decrease the need for pain medication.
- Vertigo: Once diagnosed with a vestibular disorder such as positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease, or chronic inner ear infections, our team will evaluate visual-motor skills, balance, gait, strength and coordination. A treatment plan is developed based on this evaluation and the physician’s diagnosis.
- Vestibular Therapy: Vestibular Rehab (VR) or Vestibular Rehab Therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of therapy designed to reduce the problems caused by vestibular disorders. It is an exercise-based program that will help decrease the incidence of dizziness, gaze instability and/or balance loss which may result in falls if not corrected. These specific exercises will help those whose bodies do not self-correct.
Evaluation and treatment of communication, cognitive and swallowing abilities, congenital and developmental disorders in the pediatric population, as well as acquired problems related to stroke, brain injury and neurological conditions. Therapy can take place in the hospital or as an outpatient.
Swallowing disorder services
Voice disorder services
- Modified barium swallow study
- VITAL STIM (electrical stimulation for swallowing disorders)
Voice disorders can be described as a change in voice quality, pitch, or loudness. The voice quality can be regarded as inappropriate for the patient’s age, gender, culture or even geographical location as per definition of the Association of Speech-Language Hearing Associations. Causes can be functional, neurogenic or structural.
Sports Medicine: Athletic Training
Our sports medicine program focuses on diagnosing and treating current injuries as well as preventing future injuries and improving overall performance. Ferrell’s athletic trainer works closely with school administrators and coaches to serve athletes from area high schools and the community college.
Acute and chronic sports injuries we treat include strains, sprains, tendonitis, shin splints, fractures, shoulder and elbow pain, knee problems, neck, back, and hip pain, and torn ligaments.