Memorial Healthcare physical therapy clinic staff test, measure and improve the function of the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular systems. Therapy includes the application of heat, cold, and electrical modalities and therapeutic exercises, including the state-of-the-art computerized BTE and Med-X systems as well as the Biodex Balance System. Therapists are also very involved in hand therapy and sports medicine, vestibular rehab and aquatic therapy.

Physical therapy and occupational therapy services are available for hospital inpatients at the main hospital.

Outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports medicine therapy services are available at any of our four locations in Shiawassee County.

Aquatic Pool Therapy: The soothing effects of water therapy can play a significant role in reducing pain and accelerating recovery time. Water-based physical therapy can often begin more quickly following an injury or surgical procedure, allowing patients to regain mobility faster than ever before. The pool assists patients who suffer from a wide variety of conditions including knee replacement, chronic pain, lower back pain or balance deficiencies.

Aquatic Pool Therapy Services are available at: Outpatient Rehab Services –  Owosso 989-723-9488


Occupational Therapy helps to improve and maintain daily skills such as eating, dressing and working. Functional training is offered for cognitive and perceptual skills, hand rehabilitation and motor losses. Occupational Therapy also supplies splints and necessary adaptive equipment to allow patients to readapt to daily living. Inpatient services are available at Memorial Healthcare Center.


At Memorial Healthcare, our Speech/Language Pathologist provides speech therapy and language services for adults. Services are provided to assist those who are experiencing developmental delays in their communication or speech or to those patients recovering from a stroke, a neurological disorder or those dealing with cancer. Memorial’s Speech/Language Pathology services also include therapy for those with cognitive problems following traumatic head injury or brain surgery. Services are also provided to Individuals experiencing difficulty swallowing or those with a deficit in processing thoughts, communicating verbally or in writing. A summer program is available by appointment for children beginning at birth. For more information, call (989) 729-4099.


Memorial Healthcare is pleased to offer patients a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Gary Branch. Dr. Branch practices with Memorial Healthcare Center for Orthopedics in Owosso and St. Johns.

Services provided by Dr. Branch include but are not limited to orthopedic injury management, sports medicine injury assessment and management, musculoskeletal condition management, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, EMG/nerve conduction studies and selected joint/soft tissue injections and ultrasound guided injections.

Dr. Branch at Memorial Healthcare Center for Orthopedics is 1 of just 7 EMG accredited labs in the State of Michigan! The lab received Exemplary Lab Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Exemplary Status is the highest level of accreditation an EDX laboratory can achieve under the AANEM Accreditation Program. 

Memorial Healthcare Center for Orthopedics is an employed physician practice of Memorial Medical Associates, a department of Memorial Healthcare.

Dr. Branch is currently accepting new patients with most insurances. An appointment can be made by calling (989) 725-6101.


Sports Medicine: Memorial Healthcare is proud to partner with area schools to provide athletic trainer services on and off the playing field and in our rehabilitation clinics.In some area high schools, athletic trainers work with players during practices and are available at games to provide valuable support to athletes and to provide injury assessment if needed. Memorial trainers utilize the same concussion safety assessment program used by the Big Ten and NHL. In the Fall, Memorial offers a Saturday morning Sports Clinic.

Senior Exercise Groups: Two separate senior exercise groups are available and meet weekly. Group one meets at the Durand Senior Center on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. and on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Another group meets on Wednesdays each week at the Chesaning Senior Center from 11 a.m. until 12 noon.

Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapy: Occupational and Physical Therapists understand that school, play and self-care are the milestones of childhood. We are dedicated to helping children reach their fullest potential and become functional and independent adults.

Areas addressed in Pediatric Occupational/Physical Therapy include:

  • oral motor/feeding skills
  • gross and fine motor development
  • self-help skills (dressing, feeding)
  • muscle tone, strength, range of motion
  • neuromuscular function
  • sensory processing, self regulation and motor planning
  • adaptive equipment recommendations and modifications
  • visual motor, spatial and perceptual skills/handwriting
  • coordination, balance and play skills
  • environmental modifications
  • splinting, kineseotaping

How do I know my child needs Physical or Occupational Therapy?

My child has trouble:

  • figuring out how to play with new toys, games, ride a bike
  • playing with peers, socialization
  • adjusting to new environments
  • settling down for meal time or sleeping
  • using tools for writing and feeding
  • walking or running without tripping, falling or bumping into objects
  • getting dressed, including fasteners and shoe tying
  • tolerating the feel or taste of new foods
  • adjusting to new sensation: movement, touch, sound
  • sitting and listening and following directions
  • learning how to roll, sit, crawl, walk, run, hop jump etc…
  • catching or throwing balls, playing sports


Phase 3 Rehab Program: In this program, patients will learn how to improve their overall health and have fun, too. The Phase 3 Rehab program is facilitated by an Exercise Physiologist who will develop a customized exercise program for each specific patient’s need through a detailed assessment. Areas addressed include weight management, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, reducing risk factors for heart disease, back pain and balance disturbances.

Through valuable one-on-one interaction, patients will experience the benefits of improving their overall health while achieving their personal goals. In addition to exercise supervision, our physiologist will work with patients to modify routines to have the most optimum experience.

For more information, please call (989) 720-7081, ext. 8391.

For more information, contact (989) 720-7081, ext. 8391.


Do you experience numbness or tingling in your hands at night? Do you tend to drop things? Are you having difficulty using your hands at home or work?

Let us help you recover the use of your hands. Memorial Healthcare Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Edi Colburn, OTRL, CHT has over 19 years of experience working with patients with acute and chronic hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries.  Worker’s compensation accepted.

Our highly skilled and experienced board-certified hand therapist works in close collaboration with you and your physician in the assessment and treatment of:

Arm & Hand Rehabilitation

  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis/overuse injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve compression/carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon repairs
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Amputations

Arm & Hand Treatments

  • Splinting
  • Wound & scar management
  • Range of motion
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Ergonomic education
  • Edema/lymphedema management
  • Manual therapy
  • Individualized home programs
  • Heat and cold treatments
  • Other evaluation and treatment options

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Outpatient Rehab Services –  Address: 1488 N. M-52, Owosso; Phone number: 989-723-9488