Lake Huron Medical Center Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
Lake Huron Medical Center Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive array of
physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language services.
Our locations are conveniently positioned throughout the Blue
Water Region. All therapy is provided by highly qualified, licensed &
certified therapists who work together with your physician(s) to develop
and accomplish a treatment plan specifically tailored to your care needs.
We treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid)
- Back pain
- Brain injury
- Crush injuries
- Congenital abnormalities
- Hand injuries and conditions
- Multiple sclerosis
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Pediatric and geriatric conditions
- Sport related injuries
- Spinal cord
- Spinal stenosis
- Tendon or ligament injuries or tears
Outpatient Rehabilitation brochure for more information on our services.
As a key element of our out-patient services, Lake Huron Medical Center
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services Marysville offers Lymphedema
Therapy services by a Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) Certified
Lymphedema Therapist. Lymphedema therapy can benefit cancer patients as
well as patients who develop circulatory problems or have a genetic condition
that result in the swelling of the arms and legs. A physician referral
is necessary for this service, and it is generally covered by health insurance.
For more information about Living with Lymphedema, call 810-216-1801 and
ask to speak with the Lymphedema Therapist.
Through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, a Certified Hand Therapist
provides occupational therapy and rehabilitation to patients who suffer
from conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Therapy enables
patients to hasten their return to a productive lifestyle.
Patients who are candidates for hand therapy may have been affected by
an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured
tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputations of the fingers, hands
or arms. Others include patients who suffer from conditions such as carpal
tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, as well as from chronic problems such
as arthritis or a neurologic condition (i.e. stroke).
What Does Hand Therapy Provide?
- Treatments without an operation
- Help with recent or long-lasting pain
- Help to reduce sensitivity from nerve problems
- Learning to feel again after a nerve injury
- Learning home exercise programs to help with movement and strength
- Splinting to help prevent or improve stiffness
- Learning to complete everyday activities with special tools
- Help getting back to work
If surgery is needed, hand therapists can also help with a patient’s
recovery. This may include assistance with helping wounds heal, preventing
infection, scar management and reducing swelling.
Getting Back to Work
Hand therapists are able to talk with employers about preventing problems
for workers with hand or arm symptoms. They may recommend changes at your
place of work or different ways of doing your job to help ensure a healthy
style of work.
The VitalStim® Therapy System is an additional method of therapy, performed
by a Certified Speech Therapist, which unites the power of electrical
stimulation with the benefits of swallowing exercises to traditional therapies.
Combining VitalStim and traditional therapy allows clinicians to accelerate
strengthening, restore function, and help the brain remap the swallow.
Research supports the combination of these therapies to improve treatment
outcomes. Dysphagia clinicians who use VitalStim Therapy have completed
a rigorous training course to gain competence.
In partnership with Lake Huron Medical Center, the YMCA Healthy Living
Center provides outpatient physical and aquatic therapy rehabilitation
and restorative patient care services. We are dedicated to improving our
patients' quality of life. All of the therapy programs are designed
with personalized goals in mind.
With state of the art equipment, warm water pools, therapeutic modalities,
we work together to get clients/patients back to work quickly and on the
right path to a healthy lifestyle. Contact (810) 216-1800 for more information.
The Lake Huron Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation program is committed
to restoring the person we serve to meaningful lifestyles by providing
select, innovative and efficient services in a coordinated continuum of care.
The comprehensive, integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation program meets out
mission and goals by providing quality services that address the patient's
impairment, activity and participation.
The only one of its kind in the Blue Water Area, the Inpatient Rehabilitation
Services provide a 10-bed unit and staff fully dedicated to providing
comprehensive, state-of-the-art services that help patients attain their
highest level of functioning. The standards for each plan are based on
the patient's goal for independence. When needed, we also provide
home evaluations in preparation for discharge.
Examples of rehabilitation diagnoses that may be appropriate for admission
to program are:
- Stroke (CV)
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Major Multiple Trauma
- Hip Fracture
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Guillain Barre`
- Other progressive neurological impairments
Inpatient medical services are provided for patients 18 years of age or
older. Admission criteria include:
- Medical stability
- Motivation and ability to participate in therapies at least five days per
week; a minimum of three hours per day
- An identified discharge plan
- A 24-hour per day need for rehabilitation nursing and medical care
- Potential for functional improvement
- No recent completion of an inpatient rehabilitation program for the same
injury or illness, unless a change of condition has occurred and is documented
- Require Occupational and Physical Therapy treatment
During your stay in the Lake Huron Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation,
you will be involved in a daily program that will include activities designed
to help you meet your rehabilitation goals. As an integral member of the
team, you will be a part of establishing those goals.
Your team is led by a Physiatrist – a medical doctor who specializes
in rehabilitation. The Physiatrist and the team will work with you to
determine a plan of care to achieve your goals based on your unique needs.
Other members of the team include:
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Speech/Language Pathologists
- Social Worker
- Case Manager
- Nutrition Counselor/Registered Dietitian
At Lake Huron Medical Center, we are continually working to raise the bar
for our patients to live productive and active lives. For more information
about Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, please call (810) 216-3160.
Lake Huron Medical Center Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
are conveniently located throughout the Blue Water Area in:
Multidisciplinary outpatient services for Physical Therapy, Occupational
Therapy and Speech Language Therapy are available for pediatrics and adults
at this location.
Lake Huron Medical Center Main Campus
2601 Electric Avenue
Port Huron, Michigan 48060 (810) 216-1800
- Monday 7:00am - 5:30pm
- Tuesday 7:00am - 5:30pm
- Wednesday 7:00am - 5:30pm
- Thursday 7:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm
782 Huron Boulevard
Marysville, Michigan 48040
- Monday 7:00am – 6:00pm
- Tuesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
- Wednesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
- Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
- Friday 7:00am - Noon
Lake Huron Medical Center—North Campus 4190 24th Avenue
Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059 (810) 216-1802
- Monday 7:30am – 4:00pm
- Tuesday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Wednesday 7:30am – 4:00pm
- Thursday 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm