Rehabilitation Services

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)
  • Amputation
  • Back pain
  • Brain injury
  • Crush injuries
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Hand injuries and conditions
  • Lymphedema
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric and geriatric conditions
  • Sport related injuries
  • Spinal cord
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendon or ligament injuries or tears

Download the Outpatient Rehabilitation brochure for more information on our services.

Lymphedema Therapy

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.

Hand Therapy

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.

VitalStim®

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.

Aquatic Therapy

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.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

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
  • Amputation
  • 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:

Port Huron

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
Hours:

  • 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

Marysville

782 Huron Boulevard
Suite 4
Marysville, Michigan 48040
(810) 216-1801
Hours:

  • Monday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - Noon

Fort Gratiot

Lake Huron Medical Center—North Campus 4190 24th Avenue
Suite 205
Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059 (810) 216-1802
Hours:

  • 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