Restoring Function and Movement

Fort Duncan's Department of Physical Therapy is dedicated to improving each patient's quality of life by promoting and facilitating optimal health and function. Our services strive to help restore maximum movement and assist in the development of functional ability to individuals with impairments in physical functioning.

We provide a comprehensive range of evaluative, preventative and rehabilitative services, as well as one-to-one education in self-management. The physical therapy staff interfaces with all related disciplines including orthopedics, gerontology and general medicine. Physical therapy services are provided to outpatients, hospitalized patients and patients specifically admitted to our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.

Services include:

  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Identification and maximization of movement potential
  • One-on-one therapist/patient care
  • Manual therapy techniques for chronic pain
  • Work conditioning programs for work-related injuries
  • Education and techniques for maintaining a healthy, functional lifestyle

Specific services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with neuromuscular conditions
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological deficits following a stroke
  • Training of amputee patients in preparation for, and use of, prosthetic limbs
  • Strengthening and instruction in functional activities for patients recovering from acute medical problems, trauma and surgical procedures
  • Instruction of patients and caregivers in safe, effective function geared toward independence
  • Instruction in self-care and home exercises to promote self-management of symptoms
  • Evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic wounds to facilitate healing
  • Cardiopulmonary conditioning and strengthening
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic pain
  • Consultation with other healthcare professionals regarding patients' requirement/potential for rehabilitation
  • Community outreach and education for back care, posture evaluation and correction and prevention of falls
If you need a referral to a physician at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 866-341-3362.