Specialized Therapy Programs
Physical and occupational therapists work together at our Back-to-Work Center to help injured employees return to the workplace. Our work conditioning/hardening programs are individually tailored to each client’s needs, employing the simulation devices, exercise programs and body mechanics education. Our therapists perform functional capacity evaluations in order to evaluate the client's physical tolerance ability if requested by a physician.
Our occupational therapy team treats patients of all ages who have sustained a hand or arm injury. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is available for specialized hand injury cases.
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital offers specialized male and female treatment for these diagnoses in our specialty clinic. Each patient will receive a comprehensive evaluation followed by a customized treatment program for incontinence and/or pelvic pain. The treatment may consist of therapeutic exercises, biofeedback, bladder retraining, manual therapy techniques, scar tissue mobilization and patient education.
Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Pain
Our Low Vision program helps visually impaired patients learn to use their limited eyesight more effectively in daily life.
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital offers specialized services to treat lymphedema, chronic swelling or tightness in the arms, legs, or trunk. Our physical therapists treat lymphedema in numerous ways including compressions bandaging and manual lymph drainage. The patient also receives education and information on exercises as well as care for skin and nails.
Offered by our physiatrists in the hospital clinic.
A comprehensive therapy program is available for infants, children and adolescents. Physical, occupational and speech therapists coordinate their professional expertise to design treatment plans to help children reach their potential. In July 2012, our services moved to a new location on the lower level of the Medical Arts Building at 180 South Third Street on the Belleville campus. The newly remodeled space includes a waiting room for pediatric patients and their families only, an enhancd sensory gym area and convenient parking behind the building.
St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals swallowing disorders clinic offers state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. Teaming speech-language pathologists and radiologists together, we are able to provide comprehensive diagnosis of swallowing disorders using the latest in X-ray technology. Based on the diagnosis, the swallowing clinic can create a treatment program designed to the patient’s specific swallowing deficit. Our team of speech-language pathologists are trained in the latest swallowing treatment methods including VitalStim, Pharyngeal Strengthening Exercises and Thermal Tactile Stimulation.
St. Elizabeth's Hospital offers specialized services to treat vestibular disorders. Our therapists are trained in repositioning maneuvers to treat BPPV. The therapists also treat balance and symptoms of dizziness as well as improving function.