At St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital's Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, we offer the latest in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services in physical therapy, sports medicine, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Our physical therapists are highly-trained and specialize in ensuring the smoothest and most effective course of therapy to relieve your pain and help you regain your strength.
St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital therapists evaluate patient functional abilities, and determine the need for walking and recovery devices, such as canes, walkers or prosthetic limbs. Also, therapists measure the patient's ability to perform daily routines and teach patients and their families about exercises to promote self-care at home. Some of the rehabilitation programs offered at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital include inpatient acute care, Lymphedema therapy, stroke rehabilitation, advanced wound care, work hardening, sports medicine, speech therapy and hand therapy.
The objective of sports medicine is to enable athletes to reach their maximum level of athletic performance while maintaining healthy form and good physical condition. Sports therapists teach athletes reconditioning after an injury, as well as preventive conditioning.
Speech therapies at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital include communication problems, speech difficulties, language problems and swallowing disorders. Our speech therapists work with patients of all ages, ethnicity and vocal impediments to help them learn how to work through their specific condition.
The occupational therapists at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital use various activities and treatments to help patients manage and overcome disabling conditions due to disease, aging, disability or trauma. Therapies include daily living activities, endurance, safety, energy conservation, body mechanics, hand therapy, joint protection and work simplification.