Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Treatments & Objectives

The physical therapy department at Meadville Medical Center is involved with evaluating and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. 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.

Comprehensive therapy and rehabilitation for:

  • Arthritis
  • Balance problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Fractures
  • Gait training
  • Hand injuries, tendon repairs, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Herniated disc
  • Injuries from automobile accidents
  • Joint Pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Nerve injuries
  • Poor balance
  • Post surgery rehab for all joints
  • Pregnancy back pain
  • Sprains and strains of all joints
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis, bursitis and other inflammatory processes
  • Urinary incontinence

Physical Therapy Also Offers

  • Arthritis
  • Balance problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Fractures
  • Gait training
  • Hand injuries, tendon repairs, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Herniated disc
  • Injuries from automobile accidents
  • Joint Pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Nerve injuries
  • Poor balance
  • Post surgery rehab for all joints
  • Pregnancy back pain
  • Sprains and strains of all joints
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis, bursitis and other inflammatory processes
  • Urinary incontinence

Spotlight on Aquatic Therapy

Pool services 8:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday at One Vernon Place

Physical therapists Mark and Stacey demonstrate one aspect of aquatic therapy.Meadville Medical Center provides skilled aquatic-based physical therapy. Guided by a trained therapist, aquatic therapy provides a low impact option to physical therapy.  Water properties, including buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure, allow for decreased impact on joints while still providing resistance for improvements in strength and balance. Warm water temperatures (95 degrees) promotes muscle relaxation and pain relief for a more comfortable workout.

 

Mark and Stacy 2Features of our aquatic pools include an underwater treadmill, providing an opportunity to improve strength and endurance for walking with less impact on joints, and a deep water well which unloads the spine to ease back pain and allow low impact core strengthening.

Talk with your doctor about a referral and prescription for MMC’s aquatic therapy services!

Physical Therapy Locations

Grove Street Facility 1034 Grove Street
Grove Street Facility
1034 Grove Street, Meadville, PA, 16335
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Meadville Medical Center, One Vernon Place, 11277 Vernon Place Rd. Meadville, PA
One Vernon Place
11277 Vernon Place, Meadville, PA, 16335
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