Take back control through physical therapy
Don’t let injuries or chronic pain stop you from doing the things you love. At NMC Health, your recovery is our focus. With our outpatient therapy and rehab programs, our specially trained therapists can get you back on your feet and help to improve your quality of life.
NMC Health Therapy & Rehabilitation in Newton is staffed with highly trained therapists and therapy assistants who are dedicated to helping you reach your goals. If you’ve been hurt or have suffered an illness, we can help. We’re here to safely serve you. Let us work with you to get you back on track.
Our expert therapists can help with:
- Range of motion
- Strength and balance
What we treat
With a personalized therapy plan created or you, you can trust that NMC Health Therapy & Rehabilitation is focused on your goals. Here’s a list of commonly treated injuries and illnesses:
- Chronic/acute pain
- Post surgical rehabilitation
- Sports injuries
- Balance issues
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Parkinson’s treatment
- Pediatric therapy
- Women’s health (pelvic floor, incontinence and postpartum care)
Our physical therapists can work with you by looking at your range of motion and improve your joint health, strength, balance and endurance. We don’t just want you to feel better, we want to help you get back to doing what you love.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or visit the NMC Health Medical Center Emergency Department.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
NMC Health Therapy & Rehabilitation is one of the only outpatient clinics in the region who specialize in pediatric physical therapy. We specialize in treating children who may have brain or sensory issues. NMC Health has a certified physical therapist dedicated to child development.
Some of the common developmental issues we treat include:
- Torticollis (child turns head to one side)
- Balance training
- Fine motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Reflex integration
- Sitting and walking abilities
- Socialization and play skills
You can make an appointment without a referral. Our certified pediatric physical therapist in Newton, KS will make a treatment plan for your child.
If you’ve suffered a concussion, our therapists can work with you to get you back in the action and back on the field. We work with your doctor to make sure your recovery meets return-to-play protocol.
Our concussion management program includes exercise, manual, vestibular and vision therapies. Our therapists are specially trained to help anyone who has suffered a concussion, whether from an injury, fall or even traumatic brain injury.
Lymphedema refers to swelling in at least one of your arms or legs. It can be caused by a blockage or removal of one of your lymph nodes. This creates a backup of fluid, which sits in your limb and causes it to swell.
Lymphedema therapy includes special exercises and methods that can treat your symptoms. If your doctor prescribes lymphedema therapy, our physical therapists will work with you to create a personalized care plan. It may include:
- Compression wrapping
- Skin Care
Pelvic Floor Therapy
If you’ve had a baby, or you experience moments of incontinence, pelvic floor therapy could help get your body back to normal.
Our pelvic floor certified physical therapist will assess your pelvic muscles, then make slight adjustments to improve your strength. You can expect your therapist to stretch any tight muscles or show you tricks to strengthen weak ones.
Pelvic floor therapy can help with:
- Painful urination
- Pain in the genitals
- Menopause symptoms
- Postpartum wellness
- Pregnancy-related pain
- Testicular pain
This form of therapy is used for both men and women to help them control and manage their pelvic floor muscles.
Dry needling is a therapy that uses special needles inserted into your muscles to treat pain and mobility issues.
It is a good way to relieve pain at trigger points, which are sore muscles that cause pain in one area or send pain to other parts of the body.
For this form of therapy, a physical therapist who is certified in dry needling will insert the long, thing needles through your skin and into your muscle. It is a similar procedure to acupuncture, in that both use needles, but that’s where the similarities end. While acupuncture focuses on placing needles in various locations that represent the body’s organs, dry needling focuses on muscle groups and pain management.
You shouldn’t have any severe pain from dry needling, but the procedure can cause your muscle to twitch, which could cause discomfort for a few seconds.
Dry needling can also help with your range of motion. It’s just one of many different techniques that might be used in your personalized physical therapy plan.
ASTYM is a specialized tool-assisted treatment that works on soft tissue like your muscle, tendon and ligaments to promote healing. It can help stimulate tissue growth, which will help you move better and could limit your pain.
This treatment allows our NMC Health therapists to easily identify problem areas and use a tool to increase blood flow, reduce scar tissue and soft tissue adhesions.
Call today to schedule a physical therapy appointment at NMC Health Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation!
There are a few ways to know if physical therapy might benefit you. First, your doctor will refer you if he or she thinks physical therapy might help with an existing condition such as an injury or chronic pain. A lot of times, physical therapy will be one of the options in helping you deal with chronic pain issues. Secondly, many times you can choose to attend physical therapy yourself after an injury instead of choosing surgery.
Think of physical therapy like you would any other specialty. If you break a bone, you can let it heal on your own or you can visit an orthopedic surgeon. Physical therapy works the same way. If you sprain your ankle, you can let that injury heal on its own or make an appointment with a physical therapist to get back to normal, faster.
In most cases, your physical therapy sessions will be covered by insurance up to a certain point. This depends on the nature of your injury as well as your insurance plan. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to make sure your physical therapy sessions will be covered. You can also look to see if your plan is on our accepted insurance plans list.
You do not need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment at NMC Health Therapy & Rehabilitation, however some insurance providers might require one for coverage. For instance, patients with Medicare or Medicaid, a doctor’s referral is required. If you need help getting a referral, our patient care coordinator will assist you in doing so.
The length and duration of your physical therapy plan depends on your injury and dedication to your recovery. Most people start out by going to physical therapy two to three times per week, for a period of four to six weeks.
Your physical therapist will assess your situation and let you know what action steps to take toward recovery. Then, the two of you will work one-on-one toward your goals. Physical therapy is truly a team effort, and the amount of effort you put in will show in how quickly you recover.
Many patients choose to go to physical therapy to help relieve their pain. At NMC Health Therapy & Rehabilitation, we are focused on making sure you are comfortable and are not over-exerting yourself through your therapy program. Some of the techniques can be a little uncomfortable as the area of injury gets used to the exercises, but it should not cause pain.
The types of exercises you do during physical therapy can vary depending on your injury. Typically, your therapist will evaluate your pain and/or injury and put together a plan involving your goals. You will then work with your physical therapist doing simple exercises to build strength and endurance to reduce pain and swelling.
Some common exercises include:
- Stationary bike
- Pulley weights
- Strength training
- Balance exercises
- Rubber band exercises
- ASTYM, a treatment that helps heal soft tissue damage
Your therapist will let you know what exercises and therapies will work best for your recovery.
Physical therapy focuses on your whole body, including your muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and cartilage. It can also include elements of your body like your ears and eyes. When you see a physical therapist, they’ll focus on your overall strength and balance.
Occupational therapy focuses more on your fine motor skills and assisting with injuries that hinder your day-to-day tasks. Learn more about NMC Health Therapy & Rehabilitation’s occupational therapy services.
As with any doctor’s appointment, try to arrive about 20-30 minutes early to fill out your paperwork. Be sure to bring a valid driver’s license and your insurance card. You can expect to spend about 45 minutes to an hour with your therapist during your first appointment.
They’ll let you know what to expect during your physical therapy journey.