The Ringgold County Hospital Rehabilitation Department provides physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. We begin with a personal evaluation and then develop individual plans of care to meet each patient’s needs. We treat a broad range of diagnoses, including orthopedic, neurological, arthritis, joint replacements, fractures, gait problems, balance impairments and lymphedema.
Our therapists work with patients both in and out of the hospital. Many come here as inpatients, while they’re recuperating from surgery or a stroke. We also provide therapy services to patients who have never been hospitalized. Elderly patients can benefit from strength training, and people with arthritis or fibromyalgia, for example, can improve their quality of life.
A warm water therapy pool allows us to provide aquatic therapy as well as land-based therapy. Our therapists are trained and certified in an aquatic therapy system called Phased Progression to help patients make progress in phases as they perform specific exercises and movements. Beginning treatment in warm water, patients are functioning at a higher level when transitioned to land-based therapy. They get stronger faster, and with less pain. We use aquatic therapy for many conditions including sports injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation and pain management.
- Physical therapy (PT) – Provides care to people of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities. Both aquatic and land-based therapies are provided.
- Occupational therapy (OT) – Assists people in developing skills necessary to achieve independent and satisfying lives. OT treatments are designed to improve the ability to perform daily activities.
- Speech therapy (ST) – Facilitates improved communication, swallowing and cognitive skills.
- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation – Individualized and monitored exercise and education programs for heart or lung health.
- Skilled care – For when you need nursing assistance or rehabilitation to treat, manage and evaluate conditions that are too complex or serious for home care or assisted living.