Rehabilitation Services

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital offers a broad range of rehabilitation services in a spacious and welcoming environment. With private treatment rooms and a large open exercise area, we help patients recover function after surgery, stroke, heart attack, injury or other disabling condition. Our therapists work together with patients, their loved ones and/or staff at other facilities to develop a customized treatment plan to reach the best outcome for every patient.

Physical Therapy

Whether you are recovering from surgery, illness or injury, or dealing with a long-term health condition, physical therapy can often be the difference between living with limited movement and being able to live life on your own terms.

Physical therapy helps relieve pain and can be used to improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and/or endurance, restore function and/or prevent disability. Our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants are trained in the use of heat, cold, electrical stimulation, massage and exercise to treat health problems or injuries that make movement difficult as well as the Graston Technique. Services are provided in the hospital as well as on an outpatient basis.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehab helps patients with heart disease or who have experienced a cardiac event or procedure. Our multidisciplinary team, including your physician, cardiologist, registered nurse, dietician, respiratory therapist, and pharmacist, work together to develop an individual treatment plan for you.

There are many benefits of cardiac rehabilitation. Our goal is to help patients:

  • Live longer and decrease the chance of a heart attack
  • Improve stamina and help you get back to your usual activities
  • Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
  • Improve confidence and well-being

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehab is designed to help control and reduce the symptoms and complications of chronic pulmonary (lung) disease. It can help people with breathing disorders including pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Respiratory therapy also helps patients with other conditions such as heart attack and stroke.

Your respiratory therapist is experienced in the assessment and treatment of breathing disorders. Although pulmonary rehab can’t cure lung disease, it may reduce breathing problems and increase ability to exercise and function better in daily life.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps people of all ages return to their daily routines with increased independence. These activities may include feeding, bathing, dressing, cooking, managing the home and safely using a wheelchair or other adaptive equipment to replace lost function.

Our experienced occupational therapists help people recovering from injury or disease regain skills. We also provide support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Individualized treatment programs for each patient may include therapeutic exercise and activities designed to improve strength, coordination and cognitive and developmental skills.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy treats patients of all ages for conditions that include stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, swallowing problems, and removal of the larynx (voice box). We also provide evaluations and ongoing therapy for children who need help pursuing delayed developmental milestones. Treatment may include physical exercises to strengthen muscles, speech drills to improve clarity, and sound production practice to improve articulation.

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is chronic swelling that results from damage to the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system filters excess fluid through lymph nodes to remove bacteria and debris from the body. When the system is damaged, fluid can build up under the skin, usually in the arms and legs. Lymphedema can occur after cancer treatment, infection, surgery, venous insufficiency, or injury.

Our therapists provide non-invasive lymphedema therapy to patients in Guttenberg and surrounding communities. Treatment includes manual lymphatic drainage, exercises and compression wrapping to help reduce swelling and return skin to a more normal condition. Therapists also teach the patient and family/caregiver how to apply treatment at home.

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