UCGH Rehabilitation and Therapy
Union County General Hospital provides the therapies you need to help you back to a normal way of life or improve quality of life.
When injuries and ailments cause us to lose function in some way, we need therapists who care. Caring is key to working with people in whatever form of therapy required.
From sports injuries, low back and neck pain, and joint replacements to Kinesio taping and wound care, our therapists help patients build strength and increase function for a greater quality of life. Therapy services are offered in our facility and, in some cases, the comfort of a patient’s own home.
At UCGH, we offer physical therapies to help our patients. Consider these along with some tips and guidelines to help you make the most of your sessions.
Physical Therapy involves massage, heat treatment, and exercise to improve a patient’s ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Physical therapy is most often needed after an injury, often related to sports, slip and fall accidents, and auto collisions. The goal of the Physical Therapist will be to help you recover full use of your limbs including range and motion.
For instance, when someone suffers a broken ankle, there is far more to recovery than the mere regrowth of bone and muscle tissue. Once these tissues are strong enough to support your weight, the ability to rotate your ankle will be affected. Your UCGH Physical Therapist will work with you to not only help your ankle again support your weight, but more importantly, to get the joint functioning as it formerly did.
Some of the purposes of Physical Therapy include:
- Pain relief
- Improve movement
- Prevent or recover from sports injuries
- Prevent surgery
- Prevent disability
- Rehabilitation after a stroke, surgery, accident, or injury
- Improve balance
- Adapt to an artificial limb
- Manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease
- Recovery after child-birth
- Control of bowels or bladder
- Learn to use a walker or cane
Things to remember when seeing your Physical Therapist
Your initial consultation will involve a series of questions to help understand your pain tolerance, your personal situation, and get a better idea of your current starting point. Your PT will also check your vitals, how well you can hold your balance, reach, bend, grasp, etc.
These tests are to determine how best to help so that a treatment plan can be developed which will help you recover in the shortest time possible.
Also, you will not recover immediately, so be patient with yourself. Remember too that everyone is different. Just because your cousin recovered fully from a similar injury in a few weeks does not mean you will.
UCGH Therapies and Therapists
Union County General Hospital has a staff of highly-skilled, caring Physical Therapists who strive daily to help their patients fully recover. They understand that you have suffered and continue to suffer. They also understand that everyone is different, so they will tailor their approach to your needs.
If you need to see a therapist, call 575.374.5733 now.
NOTE: In order to accommodate work and school schedules, we are extending our service hours from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM including the lunch hour.
UCGH licensed professional staff includes two Physical Therapist's and two PT Assistants that specialize in orthopedic surgical rehabilitation, back and neck pain, as well as osteoarthritis. Our PT's treat many ailments including:
- Post-Operative Care
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Knee Pain
- Hip Pain
- Neurological Disorders (Parkinson's, Stroke)
Meet Our Therapists
Megan Wood, Physical Therapy
Matt Armijo, LPTA
Laura Heuchemer, LPTA