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Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Rehabilitation: The branch of medical science that deals with the prevention or correction of disorders involving locomotor structures of the body, especially the skeleton, joints, muscles, fascia, and other supporting structures such as ligaments and cartilage. Orthopedic physical therapists specialize in the treatment of post-operative joints, acute sports injuries, arthritis, and amputations just to name a few. Treatment and education help injured individuals attain maximum function, a sense of well-being, and a personally satisfying level of independence.

Post-Surgical Orthopedic Rehab: The post-surgical patients benefit greatly through rehabilitation efforts. Our therapists along with local orthopedic surgeons develop, maintain, and update post-surgical protocols regularly.

Transitional Gym Program: Our transitional gym program is for patients who have completed a course of physical therapy and would like to further strengthen and condition independently with our exercise equipment. A physical therapist or athletic trainer is always nearby to answer questions and help the patient in any appropriate way.

Spine Care and Education: Treatment of the spine is roughly 30% of all orthopedic patient care. That is why our team of therapists is dedicated to treating spinal disorders. These teams work to provide optimal care and rehabilitation for patients suffering from spine injuries.

Manual Therapy: The hands-on aspect of rehabilitation. Therapists utilize a wide array of manual techniques for the reduction of edema, relaxation of muscles, mobilization of joints and soft tissue. Our therapists are trained in a variety of manual therapy techniques, including Functional Dry Needling.

Neurological Rehabilitation: A discipline focused on rehabilitating individuals who have suffered from a neurological condition such as Alzheimer's disease, ALS, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, and stroke. Common symptoms include paralysis, vision impairment, poor balance, inability to ambulate, and loss of functional independence. Treatment is designed to improve these areas of dysfunction and move the patient toward functional independence.

Men's Health Program: Incontinence affects a small number of men during the course of their lives. A male physical therapist will work with you in developing a plan of treatment. For more information, download the Men's Health Program brochure.

Vestibular and Balance Program: People that may benefit from balance and vestibular treatment include those recovering from stroke, orthopedic and sports-related injuries, joint replacements, vertigo, and certain neurological problems. Our clinicians utilize the latest technology to test mobility and balance skills. Integral to our program is the Balance Master, a treatment and assessment system that uses interactive computer technology to guide and prompt patients throughout evaluation and treatment. For more information, please view our Vestibular and Balance Program brochure.

Wound/Burn Care: Rehabilitation Services provide wound care for post-surgical wounds, second, and third degree burns, and larger abrasions that cannot be treated safely and effectively at home. We also effectively treat venous stasis and diabetic ulcers, arterial insufficiency, and decubitus ulcers. Treatment techniques include Anodyne therapy, pulse lavage or sterile whirlpool for lower leg and upper extremity followed by debridement and dressing changes.

Orthotic Casting: Many patients require the use of foot orthotics to improve biomechanical movement and / or stability around the joints of the foot and ankle. Our physical therapists are trained in biomechanical evaluation of the foot and ankle who can cast patients for orthotics. The mold casting is then outsourced for fabrication.

Rehabilitation Services: Two Locations

Rehabilitation Services at Frisbie Memorial Hospital
95 South Main Street
Rochester, NH
Hours: Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Conveniently located in downtown Rochester, the building features easy access to parking.
(603) 330-8952

White Mountain Medical Center
2531 White Mountain Highway
Sanbornville, NH
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(603) 522-6184

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