TMC Rehabilitation Services focuses on maximizing independence and facilitating healthy living. Our rehab team works with people of all ages who have various conditions and/or disabilities, such as amputations, arthritis, cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, total joint replacement, urinary incontinence, and work-related injuries. We offer:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
TMC provides long-term care for people who have lost a limb due to traumatic injury or disease. We work with our patients on issues of mobility, self-care, prosthetic and other needs. Our physiatrists (physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians) work closely with surgeons, prosthetists, and therapists.
Lymphedema Prevention and Management
Lymphedema occurs when a clear fluid known as lymphatic fluid builds up in the soft tissues of your body, usually in an arm or leg. The most common causes of secondary lymphedema are surgery or radiation treatment for certain types of cancer, such as breast and testicular cancers. At TMC, we have certified specialists for treatment of lymphedema massage and wrapping. Patients receiving therapy learn to manage lymphedema on their own. Our therapists provide patient education about lymphedema treatment and demonstrations to the family to ensure ongoing home therapy.
Dizziness is the third most common complaint made to physicians. Each year more than two million people visit a doctor for dizziness. At TMC, we have a physical therapist that has been specially trained and certified in treating dizziness. Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Therapy (VBRT) has been shown to improve balance, decrease risk of falling, improve vision and in some cases, can help eliminate your dizziness altogether. Patients will be assessed on muscle strength, visual, balance and sensory function. Treatment may include the following:
- Head positioning maneuvers
- Exercises to help your vision
- Exercises to help your balance
- Extensive education
Wounds that don't heal can become infected, spread and become painful. At TMC, certified wound care specialists offer treatment for a minor burns, pressure ulcers, diabetic and venous stasis ulcers.
Certified Hand Therapist
Hand therapy helps a patient regain maximum use of his or her hand after injury, surgery or the onset of disease. At TMC, the goal in treatment is to return patients back to optimal function in their daily lives of work, leisure and self-care. Our certified hand therapists teach exercises and create custom splints to help the hand heal and protect it from additional injury.
To make an appointment, please call Health Sciences District at 816-404-4325.