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Rehabilitation Services with CHI St. Francis Health

Restoring good health, together

Rehabilitation services

When you or a loved one experiences a physical setback, you have one job to do - heal. It's our job to help, and that's where the rehabilitation services team at St. Francis Healthcare Campus comes in.

Our physical, speech and occupational therapists most commonly help patients recover from stroke, injury or surgery. They also treat patients with chronic medical problems or disorders. Whether or not the patient is staying in the hospital, therapists work to provide quality care that focuses on treating the whole patient, not just the symptoms. Services are provided by physician referral and supervised by the Medical Wellness Center staff.

For more information or to make an appointment, call our Medical Wellness Center at 218-643-0345.  A variety of services and programs are available.

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Certified Aquatic Therapists
  • Speech, Language, or Swallowing Disorders
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Medical / Surgical
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Memory Dysfunction
  • Orthotic Casting and Assessment
  • Back and Neck Pain or Strained Muscles
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic and Acute Lymphedema
  • Balance and Equilibrium Disorders
  • Amputation
  • Major Medical Trauma
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hand Therapy Needs
  • Cariovascular Equipment
  • Exercise Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Sauna
  • Therapeutic Pool

 

 

Rehabilitation services consists of the departments of:

Occupational therapy (OT)

Department consists of Occupational Therapists (OT), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA), and Rehabilitation Secretary/Aides. Staff evaluate, treat disabilities, injuries and disease through use of a wide range of modalities, exercise, and activities according to the prescription of a physician.

Speech therapy (ST)

Department consists of Speech Language Pathologists, and Rehabilitation Secretary/Aides. Staff evaluate, treat disabilities, injuries and disease through use of a wide range of exercise, and activities according to the prescription of a physician. They perform swallowing studies with Imaging staff, charting and preparation of patient/resident progress notes.

restoring good health together

Whether for pain relief, restoration after surgery or injury, or to learn to deal with new limitations, our physical therapy department has given countless patients a boost. Our staff evaluates and treats many conditions, through massage, exercise, and a variety of water, light and electrical therapies. Ask your doctor if physical therapy would be helpful for you.

How to get started:

  1. Consult your health professional for a medical referral to receive physical therapy services.
  2. Call for an appointment at 218-643-0345 to meet with one of our physical therapists to review the services and establish a plan of treatment. 
  3. Participate in physical therapy sessions.
Individual receiving physical therapy at CHI St. Francis Health - We are here for all your physical therapy needs

Aquatic Therapy - performing exercises in water - is an ideal solution for patients who have difficulty with balance, limited weight bearing ability or weakness.

Water supports the body, reduces joint stress, and provides both resistance and assistance to movement. With aquatic therapy or aquatic rehabilitation, patients can improve mobility, strength, and function quite rapidly during the healing process. Though aquatic therapy is not recommended for people with certain medical conditions, the vast majority of patients can participate.

How to get started

  1. Consult your health professional for medical referral to participate in the Medical Wellness Center.
  2. Call for an appointment at 218-643-0345 to meet with a Medical Wellness staff person to review the services and establish a plan on a goal sheet to achieve your personal Medical Wellness goals that will be monitored by staff over a three-month period of time.  Your goal results can be sent to your physician.  Your physician will help determine whether this program is right for you in meeting your personal Medical Wellness goals (ie, improving strength, weight management, flexibility, etc. and the maintenance of those set goals).
  3. Participate in the Medical Wellness Services - exercise on a variety of machines & equipment, monthly reviews, discussions and answers to health related questions.
Individual receiving aquatic therapy at CHI St. Francis Health - We are here for all your therapy needs

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient service to prepare the patient and his/her family who has coronary heart disease or problem for lifestyle changes that may reduce the risks and further complications of coronary heart disease. It helps the patient return to the level of physical and mental activity compatible with the functional capacity of their heart. It benefits anyone who has diagnosed coronary disease; this includes those patient with angina, a recent myocardial infarction, heart surgery, and balloon angioplasty.  This is accomplished with personal risk factor assessment and modification. An individual exercise plan for safely achieving optimal cardiovascular fitness combined with cardiac-oriented education is employed.

The education covers such topics as diet changes, stress management, and the importance of exercise. A Cardiac Rehabilitation Registered Nurse develops and supervises an individual exercise plan to be used in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program that is followed at St. Francis and at the patients home. Cardiac oriented education includes diet changes, stress management risk factor analysis, and the importance of exercise; supervision of exercise which utilizes heart rhythm, blood pressure, oxygen saturation monitoring; and stress testing.

A patient works out in the gym

Service Highlights:

  • Personal risk factor assessment and modification
  • Individual exercise plan for safely achieving optimal cardiovascular fitness combined with cardiac-oriented education to be used in the Cardiac Rehabilitation department and also at home
  • Supervision of exercise which utilizes heart rhythm, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation monitoring, as well as stress testing
  • Education covers such topics as diet changes, stress management, and the importance of exercise

When you or a loved one experiences a physical setback, you have one job to do - heal. It's our job to help, and that's where the rehabilitation services team at CHI St. Francis Health comes in.

Rehabilitation Services consists of the departments of: Physical Therapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and the Medical Wellness Center.

Our physical, speech and occupational therapists most commonly help patients recover from stroke, injury or surgery. They also treat patients with chronic medical problems or disorders. Whether or not the patient is staying in the hospital, therapists work to provide quality care that focuses on treating the whole patient, not just the symptoms.

Wellness is:

  • Wellness is making the decision to choose options that promote optimal health.
  • Wellness is the process of seeking integration of body, mind and spirit.
  • Wellness is establishing a lifestyle that incorporates mental and spiritual wholeness.
  • Wellness is nutritional awareness, physical fitness and environmental sensitivity.
  • Wellness is pursued to promote health for rehabilitation, to enhance quality of life, and to maximize potential.
  • Wellness is recognizing your responsibility of stewardship as it relates to your health (body-mind-spirit).
  • Wellness is the right and privilege of everyone.
  • Wellness is acceptance of yourself and others in a loving, caring way.

Equipment:

  • Exercise machines
  • Free weights
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Treadmills
  • Seated bikes
  • Upright bikes
  • Weight machines

Hours of operation

We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Out-patient services

St. Francis involves a team of health professionals from a variety of clinical areas including physical, occupational, speech therapy and cardiac rehabilitation. Each posses experience in assessing and treating physical and cognitive related conditions. Communication is key a component of our successful treatment program.

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational & speech therapy
Two individuals recieving out-patient services at CHI St. Francis Health - Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

In-patient services

Rehabilitation is common for patients recovering from stroke, hip fractures, spinal cord injuries or major multiple traumas. Patients with neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's Disease, or even those with certain arthritic conditions, may benefit from inpatient rehabilitation.

A patient walks through the facility

Get in touch


For more information or to make an appointment, call our Medical Wellness Center at 218-643-0345.  A variety of services and programs are available.