Recovery from Physical Injury or Illness

The Physical Therapy Department at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center provides physical therapy services to outpatients, hospitalized patients and to patients who have been admitted to the inpatient rehabilitation units within the Rehabilitation Institute. The physical therapy staff works with neurosciences, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, oncology and general medicine.

To find a healthcare professional associated with our Physical Therapy Department, call our free physician referral service at 580-249-3741.

Rehabilitation For Physical Injury

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy works to help restore patients to their highest functioning level through training, exercises and use of adaptive equipment. Patients receive specialized treatment, and extensive education is provided for both the patient and their families.

Patients admitted for inpatient or outpatient care may have conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Deconditioning
  • Acute/chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Pulmonary cardiac conditions
  • Lymphedema (fluid build-up)
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Acute illness

What We Offer

Our services include:

  • Evaluating and treating patients with neuromuscular conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, neurological deficits following a stroke or intracranial surgery, or chronic pain
  • Training amputee patients in preparation for and use of prosthetic limbs
  • Strengthening and instruction in functional activities for patients recovering from acute medical problems, trauma and surgical procedures
  • Recommending adaptive equipment and properly training patients on its use to ensure they are independent in their mobility
  • Consulting with other healthcare professionals regarding patients' requirements/potential for rehabilitation
  • Educating patients on back care, body mechanics, posture evaluation and correction
  • Educating patients on their illness and how to improve outcomes
  • Assessing and managing lymphedema (fluid retention)
  • Providing a comprehensive unit for post-op treatment of joints through the Joint Replacement Institute