October is National Physical Therapy Month, and we’d like to take
this opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy.
For chronic pain suffers, movement can be brutal and nearly impossible.
Pain can provoke an active person into accepting a more sedentary lifestyle,
which is counterproductive to pain management. The human body is made
to be in motion and moving regularly, in a structured, safe and prescribed
manner can improve a person’s quality of life.
Movement experts, or physical therapists and physical therapy aides, help
people with countless issues and empower patients to actively take part
in their own care. As the most comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation
center in northeastern Wyoming, Campbell County Health’s (CCH)
Rehabilitation Services employs 14 physical therapists and six physical therapy assistants who
can help people move better and safely to manage their pain. Personalized
plans help the patient understand their pain as well as set realistic
goals and expectations that have great impact on pain management.
CCH’s Rehabilitation Services is the only therapy group in Gillette,
Wyoming that has a private, heated therapeutic swimming pool. Aquatic
or pool therapy is one of the most effective forms of treatment for joint
pain. The warm water provides support, reduces impact and weight while
soothing tension. Some 80% of the body’s weight is reduced when
submerged in water to the chest; hence, reducing impact on sore and painful
joints, feet and backs.
Physical therapy doesn’t require a physician referral, and evaluation
appointments are available within 24 hours. In addition to physical therapy
both on land and in the water, CCH Rehabilitation Services provides care
and therapy for:
As the most comprehensive therapy group in Northeastern Wyoming, Campbell
County Health’s physical therapists provide throughout the continuum
of care including
Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Short Term Rehab at
The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, outpatient care at the Stocktrail Building and in patient homes through
Campbell County Health’s Home Health service.
CCH Rehabilitation Services uses numerous therapeutic modalities and machines
during their treatment including:
- Kinesiology taping
- Dry needling
- Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, also called IASTM or tooling
- Strength training
- Heat and ice
Choose more movement. Choose better health. Choose physical therapy.
www.cchwyo.org/rehab for additional information and call 307.688.8000 to schedule a consult.
CCH Rehab Pain Handout (PDF) to learn more.