The goal of physical therapy is to help people perform daily functions with more ease and comfort. The physical therapy department at GRMC offers a wide range of treatments and services for rehabilitation to improve strength, mobility, flexibility, and pain control.
Physical therapy services are provided for the patients’ convenience in
- GRMC Physical Therapy Department and the Paul W. Ahrens Fitness and Rehab Center;
- Postels Community Health Park, 807 Broad Street, Grinnell;
- Deer Creek Wellness and Rehab Center, Deer Creek Health Center, 401 First Avenue, Toledo;
- And homes of clients through Grinnell Regional Home Care.
Treatments and services available at GRMC’s Physical Therapy department include:
- Aquatic Therapy: Water exercise program that lessens physical stress on joints and bones from chronic pain and arthritis.
- Body Mechanics Education: Program that teaches individuals proper lifting and posture.
- Craniosacral Therapy: Program that treats spinal and fascial (connective tissue) dysfunctions as well as headaches.
- Foot Orthotics: Service that provides custom-made shoe inserts for flat feet.
- DSM Prosthetic Clinic: Offsite service that makes and adjusts custom braces and shoes.
- Hydrotherapy: Program that promotes the healing of wounds, such as burns and ulcers, through the use of whirlpools.
- Key Functional Capacity Assessments: Service that measures a person’s capacity to return to work after an injury.
- Key Job Placement Assessments: Services that objectively measures a person’s ability to perform functions safely.
- Nursing Home and Home Health Visits: Service that enables on-site treatments.
- PRRT – Primal Reflex Release Technique: A targeted treatment to release tension between body systems. Fast response to pain.
- Sports Medicine: Program that helps prevent injuries and helps athletes return to participation.
- Swiss Ball: Therapy program that increases strength, flexibility, and spinal stability.
- TENS: Pain control program.
- TMR – Total Motion Release. Muscle tension relief.
- Visceral Manipulation: Program that releases tensile forces throughout the body including muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue.
- Women’s Health: Program that treats disease specific to women, such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and back pain during labor.
- Work Hardening: Program that increases physical fitness so an individual can return to work following an injury or illness.