By Taber's definition, "Physical Therapy is rehabilitation concerned with the restoration of function and prevention of disability following disease, injury, or loss of body part."
Our Physical Therapy department is filled with highly trained therapists, providing expert treatment in Back and Spinal injuries, Orthopedic injuries, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain injury. Clients are provided with individualized treatment plans and home exercise programs to ensure the successful completion of their recovery.
Occupational Therapists provide diverse treatment approaches from pediatrics to geriatric; Neuro-Rehabilitation to Orthopedic. Complete work station evaluations and in-home modifications are available by our skilled Occupational Therapist. Treatment can be provided in-clinic or in-home, depending on the patient's needs.
Rocky Mountain Therapy Speech Department provides licensed Speech Language Pathologists who are dedicated to treating pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients with speech, swallowing and cognitive deficits. We are contracted with Central Wyoming Imagery to provide videofluroscopic swallow studies. Our clinicians work closely with physicians in Casper and the surrounding areas including Denver, Billings, and Sheridan, keeping them updated on the progress of their patients.
What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes swelling in the arms and legs.
Lymphedema occurs when venous or lymphatic vessels or both are impaired. When the impairment is so great that the lymph fluid exceeds the lymphatic transport capacity, an abnormal amount of protein fluids collect in the tissues of the extremity.
Untreated, this stagnant and protein- rich fluid not only causes tissue channels to increase in size and number, but also reduces oxygen through the transport system, interferes with wound healing, and provides a culture medium for bacteria that can result in various infections.
A chronic inflammatory condition stemming from this accumulation of fluid eventually results in fibrosis (hardening) of the extremity tissues.
Driving is an essential skill for independence in today's society. Returning to driving following an injury, disease, or surgery often requires the specialized assistance of a rehabilitation professional trained to evaluate and rehabilitate these needs.
Criteria For Safe Driving Evaluation:
Physician or personal referral
Valid driver's license or temporary driving permit
Payment for driving assessment is expected prior to the assessment unless other arrangements ahead of time
Our Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (CDRS) are available to provide these evaluations. Our goal is to help people maintain their driving privileges, assess their skill and safety level, and provide adaptive equipment training in order to resume driving following an injury or surgery.
They're here! All new Wellness Program classes!
Rocky Mountain Therapy is now offering new classes under our Wellness Program. Below is a list of these classes and a description. If you have questions feel free to contact Jerri.