Rehabilitation Services

Decatur County Hospital Rehabilitation Services offer Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. All of our therapists are highly trained and effective in their services.


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Physical Therapy
Whether you are recovering from a fall, illness, or surgery, Decatur County Hospital Physical Therapy offers comprehensive and individual treatment plans to help you get back on your feet. Depending on the situation, physical therapy can help you with flexibility, balance, strength, endurance, and coordination. Physical therapy may be recommended for the following:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Orthopedic Injuries including knees, ankle/foot, shoulders or hips
  • Fractures
  • Arthritic Conditions, e.g., Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Wound Care
  • Lymphedema
  • Vestibular Disorders (Dizziness)
  • Pain Management
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Related Injuries

For more information about physical therapy at Decatur County Hospital, contact the Rehabilitation Department at 641-446-2219.


 

Occupational Therapy
At Decatur County Hospital, our occupational therapy department focuses on helping people regain or learn new skills to improve their ability to function as independently as possible. Occupational therapists at DCH develop a personalized treatment approach for patients with conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Occupational therapy may focus on areas such as:
  • Pain Management
  • Managing a Checkbook
  • Meal Preparation
  • Bathing, Dressing, Feeding Skills
  • Splinting
  • Home Safety Evaluations
  • Wheelchair Assessments
  • Workplace Ergonomics

For more information about occupational therapy at Decatur County Hospital, contact the Rehabilitation Department at 641-446-2219.


 

Speech Therapy
Speech therapists are contracted by Decatur County Hospital to improve the quality of life for individuals experiencing problems with speaking, understanding, swallowing or hearing. Speech therapists work to treat these disorders and minimize the isolating and frustrating impact they often have. Speech therapy services include:

  • Adult and Child Speech Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Our goal in the speech therapy department is to return patients to their prior level of function and improve their quality of life.

For more information about speech therapy at Decatur County Hospital, contact the Rehabilitation Department at 641-446-2219.


 

Lymphedema Care
Lymphedema is general swelling of the legs or arms often associated with removal of or dysfunction of the lymph nodes. With physician guidance, lymphedema can be managed with early diagnosis and diligent care of the affected limb. Decatur County Hospital is dedicated to providing lymphedema services by employing a highly trained staff, in order to improve quality of life for many people living with this disease.

For more information about lymphedema care at Decatur County Hospital, contact the Rehabilitation Department at 641-446-2219.