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Inpatient Physical Therapy

The physical therapists at Mountain Land Rehabilitation provide a variety of services that focus on the neurological and musculoskeletal systems. As the expert in functional mobility and normal movement patterns the physical therapist’s primary areas of focus are transfers, bed mobility, gait, wheelchair mobility and management, and stair management.

Our therapists evaluate the patient’s neurological and musculoskeletal systems using specific test measures. A skilled therapist will assess the patient’s overall functional ability and identify any movement dysfunction that exists. Other areas evaluated include balance, posture, skin, sensation, and endurance. The physical therapy program includes stimulation of sensorimotor pathways and the use of a variety of therapeutic techniques to guide the return of normal, meaningful movement. To increase a patient’s functional mobility, areas of sensory-motor dysfunction, which include range of motion, strength and motor control, endurance, balance, and coordination, may need to be addressed at the same time. Treatments takes place in individual as well as group sessions.

  • Bed mobility training to increase the patient’s ability to move in bed, this includes rolling, moving from sit to supine, and scooting. This independence allows the patient a decreased risk of developing painful pressure ulcers.
  • Transfer Training therapy to enhance the patient’s ability to get from one surface to another, this includes to and from wheelchair, bed, floor, car, and from sit to stand
  • Stairs training to help the patient relearn the safest pattern or technique for ascending and descending stairs, this may include using railings or using a wheelchair
  • Ambulation training to increase the patient’s ability to walk with or without an assistive device as independently and safely as possible in normal movement patterns with decreased deviations in gait.
  • Wheelchair mobility training to improve the patient’s ability to self-propel or direct propulsion in the hospital, home, and community environments, this includes wheelchair parts management, and propulsion on level and un-level surfaces and around community barriers.