The Physical Therapy Department at Meadville Medical Center is involved with evaluating and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence to each individual patient. The treatments promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. The basic goals of Physical Therapy are: to relieve pain and discomfort, to regain movement and promote feeling, to restore function to the injured body part, to rebuild confidence and motivate patients to work toward recovery, and to help people adapt to any permanent physical changes.
We offer comprehensive therapy and rehabilitation in the following areas:
The department also offers:
•Post surgery rehab for all joints
•Sprains and strains of all joints
•Neck and back pain
•Pregnancy back pain
•Injuries from automobile accidents
•Treatment for dizziness and balance problems
•Functional capacity evaluations
•Job demands analysis
•Treatment of lymphodema by a certified specialist in the Vodder technique.
•Treatment of neurological disorders such as brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.
•Therapy for pain syndrome
•Treatment for pain syndromes
•Treatment for pediatric cerebral palsy and for development delays
•Treatment of women's health issues, such as pain caused by pregnancy, pelvic pain, incontinence, and osteoporosis
The Physical Therapy Department offers all treatment from orthopedic to neurological including post-surgical:
•Hand injuries, tendon repairs, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis
•Back injuries, sprains/strains, post-surgical, and herniated/bulge disc
•Tendonitis, bursitis, and other inflammatory processes
•Muscular injuries, sprains, and strains