Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Baker City's physical therapists serve the community by treating patients in the hospital, in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and by seeing people in our outpatient clinic.
Physical therapy is ordered for patients with various needs, including:
- Orthopedic concerns.
- Neurological problems.
- Developmental delays.
- Sports medicine.
- Acute and chronic pain.
Our therapists are skilled in a wide range of techniques, allowing us to individualize treatment for patients based on their own specific needs and goals. We provide care designed to minimize or resolve symptoms as we assist patients with increasing their strength, flexibility, fitness and function.
Each therapist also educates patients and their family members and caregivers about health problems and designs a home exercise program to be used to maintain independence and quality of life and perhaps prevent a reocurrence of the condition.
Occupational therapy at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Baker City occurs in a variety of settings both outpatient and inpatient. Occupational therapy provides rehabilitation for people with neurological disorders, orthopedic problems, and issues or injuries involving the hands, arms and shoulders.
Occupational therapy services include training in the performance of activities of daily life and instruction in the use of adaptive techniques and equipment. Consultation is also offered to evaluate homes for safety and accessibility.
Performing wheelchair assessments and helping patients choose and obtain these and other assistive devices is another area of expertise of the occupational therapy staff. We provide ergonomics evaluations at worksites and perform physical and functional capacity evaluations in our outpatient clinic.
Occupational therapy is a special service ready to help with the job of living.
To learn more, please contact the us at 541-523-8130.