Physical therapy is a type of treatment that helps you move better, improve or restore your physical function, fitness level and may relieve pain.
You may need physical therapy if you have health problems that make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Our goal in your physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier for you. We want to help you improve your walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.
Conditions we treat
Physical therapy can be used alone or along with other treatments to help you move more easily after an injury, surgery or chronic condition. With physical therapy, we can treat:
- Autism (ASD)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Back pain
- Pediatric injuries
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Chronic pain
- Post surgical cases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Sports rehabilitation
- Muscle fatigue
- Neurologic disorders
- Vestibular disorders
- Orthopedic disorders
Treatments and procedures
At your first session, our physical therapist will discuss your symptoms, daily activity and treatment plan. The personalized treatments are designed to improve strength, range of motion, flexibility and endurance, coordination, and/or balance.
Our therapists begin by trying to reduce pain and swelling using techniques such as manual therapy, heat, cold, water or ultrasound. Exercise is usually included in physical therapy and can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting or walking. You might also learn exercises to do on your own at home.
Several locations for outpatient physical therapy
We have several locations near your home or work to get you back to enjoying life. At the Genesis Center for Occupational & Outpatient Rehabilitation (COOR), physical therapy focuses on the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, knees and ankles. Physical therapists help with gait (walking) training, balance exercises and activities specific to your work or sports.
You’ll also find physical therapy at Genesis HealthCenter-New Concord, the Genesis Perry County Medical Center in Somerset and Genesis Ortho/Neuro Rehab in the Genesis Physician Pavilion.
Inpatient therapy for patients at Genesis Hospital
Inpatient Physical Therapy focuses on maintaining or improving your mobility while you are a patient in Genesis Hospital. When you’re ready to be discharged, the physical therapists at Genesis Hospital, along with our case manager, help you develop the safest plan for your home.
Make an appointment for physical therapy
Your doctor may recommend physical therapy after some surgeries, an injury or for long-term health problems such as arthritis. If you’d like to make an appointment, or receive more information about our physical therapies, call Genesis Rehabilitation Services. For pediatric physical therapy services call 740-454-4677. You'll need a physician referral in order to schedule your first physical therapy appointment.