If you’re recovering from an injury or need long-term support, visit Memorial Healthcare for physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. Treating patients across Shiawassee County and its surrounding areas, Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, Michigan, provides several therapies using leading techniques, as well as other health and wellness exercise programs.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on movement and pain management. Taking a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to care, the Memorial Healthcare physical therapy clinic team tests, measures, and helps improve musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular functionality. Therapeutic exercises may help with the following:

  • Improving or restoring mobility
  • Minimizing reliance on long-term medication or surgery
  • Restoring balance
  • Preventing re-injury
  • Managing chronic illnesses
  • Adapting to artificial limbs

Physical therapists treat patients of all ages who are recovering from a stroke, accident, surgery, or injury and work closely with the orthopedics department. It also may be recommended for patients with disabilities or chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Memorial Healthcare uses state-of-the-art technology, including BTE and Med-X systems and the Biodex Balance System, to foster positive patient outcomes.

Occupational Therapy

In this division of healthcare, the term “occupations” refers to activities that people do by themselves and with others. This may include household chores, eating, bathing, participating in work or school, and playing. Occupational therapy teaches patients how to adapt, so they can perform the things they need or want to do in daily life as independently as possible. The goals of this practice may include:

  • Improving fine motor skills
  • Enhancing hand-eye coordination
  • Mastering basic self-care activities
  • Learning how to use adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs, splints, dressing aids, and communication devices

Occupational therapists work with patients of all ages with physical, sensory, or cognitive issues. This includes patients with the following:

  • Birth injuries or defects
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic spinal cord or brain injuries
  • Spina bifida
  • Cancer
  • Autism
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental or behavioral issues
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Cerebral palsy

Rehabilitative Hand and Arm Therapy Services

At Memorial Healthcare, occupational therapy is also available for patients with specific arm and hand rehabilitation needs. It may be recommended for work-related or overuse injuries, as well as:

  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve compression
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon repairs
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Amputations

Board-certified therapists coordinate with patients and their physicians to treat conditions using several methods, such as:

  • Splinting
  • Manual therapy
  • Heat and cold treatments
  • Scar and wound management
  • Edema/lymphedema management
  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Ergonomic education
  • Individualized home programs

Other options unique to the patient’s needs may be available. Worker’s compensation is accepted.

Questions About Therapy Programs?

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Memorial is such an amazing place with caring qualified professionals that go out of their way to ensure all of their patients are safe and satisfied! Such a gem in our community!
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305 S Saginaw St
Chesaning, MI 48616

Phone: 989-845-4575 Fax: 989-845-4577

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8906 Lansing Rd
Durand, MI 48429

Phone: 989-288-7215 Fax: 989-288-4215

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819 N. Shiawassee Street, Suite 215
Owosso, MI 48867

Phone: 989-723-9488 Fax: 989-725-0134

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3737 Lansing Rd
Perry, MI 48872

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Speech Therapy

Speech/language pathologists evaluate and treat pediatric and adult patients with speech disorders and communication impairments. Therapists help patients improve communication skills, such as vocal sound production and comprehension. Treatments are available for patients recovering from a stroke, traumatic head injury, or brain injury, as well as those dealing with cancer. A healthcare provider may also recommend speech therapy to help with the following:

  • Articulation, expressive, fluency, and receptive disorders
  • Resonance disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Hearing impairments
  • Dysarthria (slurred speech)
  • Apraxia (difficulty with skilled movement)
  • Aphasia (language disorder)
  • Difficulty swallowing

Ask Memorial Healthcare about available speech/language pathology programming for children.

Pediatric Occupational and Physical therapy

Memorial Healthcare occupational and physical therapists are dedicated to helping children across the community reach their full potential and grow into thriving, independent adults. To aid in development, the occupational and physical therapy team also makes meaningful recommendations for adaptive equipment. Some of the areas addressed include:

  • Oral motor and feeding skills
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Self-care skills (dressing and feeding)
  • Muscle tone, strength, and range of motion
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Sensory processing, self-regulation, and motor planning
  • Visual, motor, spatial, and perceptual skills
  • Handwriting skills
  • Coordination, balance, and play skills
  • Environmental modifications
  • Splinting and taping

For parents who think their child may benefit from these services, consult a healthcare provider. Parents should also consider therapy if the child has trouble with the following:

  • Learning how to roll, sit, crawl, walk, run, hop, jump, and perform other motions
  • Adjusting to new sensations, such as movement, touch, or sound
  • Adjusting to new environments
  • Walking or running without tripping, falling, or bumping into objects
  • Figuring out how to play with new toys or games
  • Riding a bike
  • Getting dressed (including using fasteners and tying shoes)
  • Tolerating the taste or feel of new foods
  • Settling down for mealtime or bedtime
  • Using writing or feeding utensils
  • Sitting and listening
  • Following directions
  • Catching or throwing balls and playing sports

Health and Fitness Programs at Memorial Healthcare

Facilitated by a certified athletic trainer, the fitness program at Memorial Healthcare helps participants live healthier, more active lives – and have fun along the way. The trainer provides personalized, one-on-one support for each participant, developing a customized exercise regimen to help them reach their goals, such as:

  • Weight management
  • Lowering heart disease risk factors
  • Easing back pain
  • Improving balance

Participants must have written clearance from their primary care provider to begin. They also undergo an assessment by the staff and work through their individualized program under guided supervision. The athletic trainer adjusts their recommendations as needed, ensuring participants get the most out of each session. A 25% discount is applied to relatives attending sessions together.

Additional Wellness Programs

At Memorial Healthcare, the team proudly offers additional wellness services to aid in healing, mobility, and overall wellness. The programs available include:

Senior Exercise Groups

Aging adults looking to stay more active with other members of their community can do so with the help of Memorial Healthcare’s Wellness Center. Ask the team which exercise groups are available locally.

Aquatic Pool Therapy

Water-based physical therapy is ideal for patients with knee replacements, chronic pain, lower back pain, and other issues. Aquatic therapy may be recommended sooner than other methods, helping to reduce pain and aiding in shorter recovery times.

Visit Memorial Healthcare for Therapies

Inpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy services are available at the main hospital. Outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy are available at any of the four locations in Shiawassee County. To learn more about the therapies and other services in the Owosso, MI, area from Memorial Healthcare, contact us today.

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