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Rehabilitation Services

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab to Overcome Your Physical Limitations

Since 1911, FMDH has helped our patients return to their homes, work, and community. We strive to help people improve their wellbeing by offering a range of professional medical services to address your functional disabilities caused by disease, injury, and post-surgical pain, as any of these conditions can create mobility challenges.

Fortunately, rehabilitation services like physical therapy can help relieve symptoms like pain, stiffness, and limited mobility. Our team understands your frustration and is here to help you enjoy a better quality of life by ramping up your endurance and stamina with a safe, effective, and individualized treatment plan. Physical medicine and rehabilitation involve lots of stretching and strengthening exercises so you can gradually resume more strenuous physical activity free from pain. FMDH makes personally tailored rehab care plans using evidence-based techniques and research-backed technology.

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Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You can reach Physical and Occupational Therapy at (406) 228-3635. You can reach Cardiac and Cardio Pulmonary Rehab at (406) 228-3445.

Physical Therapy

PT exam roomMany patients start physical therapy to cope with any musculoskeletal condition – which includes the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues. Physical therapists are uniquely trained to motivate and challenge you while keeping your limits in mind at all times. Physical therapists often work off a physician’s prescription treatment plan to get you feeling well again. Patients may include post-operative patients, those who have sustained a stroke, or athletes working to overcome a sports injury.

Occupational Therapy

physical therapy​Our occupational therapists at FMDH help a wide variety of ages. They treat children as early as a few months old to work with families to help our youngest patients reach milestones of development, assist in normalizing sensory integration and to help improve independence. They also help patients relearn how to perform everyday activities – “occupations” – so they can get dressed, cook a meal, or type at a computer, or any other everyday task. Occupational therapy is usually most valuable for patients after sustaining a stroke, concussion, or brain injury. Some patients have age-related disabilities and require fall prevention training. Click here to find a class.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The cardiac rehabilitation team designs a program to meet each patient’s needs. Prior to starting the program, the rehab team will review your medical history, current medications, and perform a physical exam. Our team will aid you in bettering your mental, physical, and cardiac health by helping you set and achieve goals during your time with us.

During cardiac rehab, patients learn to exercise safely and increase physical activity. The length of time spent in cardiac rehab depends on the patients’ condition and proximity to Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehab is a medically supervised exercise program designed to help people with chronic lung disease. The goals of pulmonary rehabilitation include helping patients understand and live with chronic lung disease, improve strength and stamina, decrease shortness of breath, as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety. Educational classes are offered to cover the core components of pulmonary rehab at no additional cost. Core components include: stress management, blood pressure management, smoking cessation, medication management, exercise tolerance, nutritional evaluation and education. Educational classes are also offered on requested health topics depending on patients’ needs.