LMH Therapy Services - Lawrence Memorial Hospital

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LMH Therapy Services

When you are injured, recovering from surgery, or struggling with mobility issues, you need highly skilled physical therapists to guide your safe recovery. At LMH Therapy Services, we work individually with you to provide the rehabilitation you need, so you can quickly return to the lifestyle you love. For your convenience, we offer expert therapy services at seven locations in and around Lawrence, including OrthoKansas.

Your Partners in the Healing Process

Our friendly staff offers continuous care, allowing progress throughout treatment. Your therapist creates a personalized treatment plan just for you, based on your full initial evaluation and progress along the way. Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, we work one-on-one to help you heal as painlessly as possible. We also provide helpful education and home care instruction, and we work with your doctor to coordinate your care throughout the healing process.

Therapy Services

With the most advanced methods in rehabilitation therapy, we do it all. In addition to treatment, we also use highly effective techniques to alleviate your pain and prevent future problems. From healing properly after a sports injury to recovering mobility after a stroke or other medical condition, we offer a comprehensive range of therapeutic services:

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy involves the examination and treatment of problems related to muscles, nerves and joints - conditions that limit your ability to move. If you're not able to move freely due to injury, surgery, arthritis, stroke or other medical condition, our physical therapists can help. Regain your ability to move more efficiently and effectively with personalized physical therapy from our qualified staff.

Low Vision Therapy

Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by medical or surgical intervention and is severe enough to interfere with the performance of daily living tasks. If you have low vision you will have some usable vision. This is different from blindness, which is defined as no light perception, leaving the person without usable vision for daily activities.

Tasks such as meal preparation, money management, self-care, shopping, laundry, and negotiating public spaces are often significantly impaired with low vision. Daily routines which were once done easily and quickly can become challenging, frustrating and time consuming. Applying toothpaste, seasoning foods, setting dials on appliances, shopping, and reading labels and recipes are commonly impaired by vision loss.

So, what can be done to regain independence in daily living and to rediscover ways to enjoy life-long leisure skills? Can simple modifications to a home environment improve safety and make meal preparation and household tasks easy again? How can you be able to enjoy reading again?

A new program at LMH Therapy Services has been designed to provide low vision rehabilitation for the Lawrence community. An occupational therapist, in collaboration with your doctor, will evaluate problems related to your vision and create a personalized treatment plan.

Therapy offers a way to tackle some of the everyday problems that are slowing you down. An occupational therapist will:

  1. Assess your challenges and needs: Do you have trouble reading fine print? Do you have problems with using a computer due to your vision?
  2. Formulate goals and strategies to address each problem: Therapy focuses on how you can maximize your remaining vision. You may need to use optical devices like a magnifying glass, change the lighting in your kitchen or change the contrast color of your work surface.
  3. Recommend simple home modifications: The therapist will make recommendations for simple changes at home which may include reducing the glare of overhead lighting or labeling hard-to-read controls on the stove. Reading skills also will be assessed by the occupational therapist, and intervention provided to improve ease in reading and writing.

A doctor’s prescription for occupational therapy (OT) must be obtained prior to starting low vision therapy. You can discuss a therapy order with your optometrist, ophthalmologist, neurologist or your primary care doctor.

If you have questions or would like more information about low vision therapy, call LMH Therapy Services at (785) 505-2712.

Occupational Therapy

If you're having difficulty performing routine or specialized task in your work or home environment, our occupational therapists can help. We offer comprehensive treatment in areas like self-care, home management, functional mobility, assistive device training, therapeutic exercise and visual perceptual retraining. We can help you live and work more productively and independently.

Hand Therapy

LMH Therapy Services includes Certified Hand Therapists who specialize in rehabilitation for the upper extremities. Custom splinting is also available for prevention and treatment.

Fit for Life Program

Fit for Life is the community exercise program for you if you're dealing with an orthopedic condition, balance problem, osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis or even just a lack of physical fitness. Four program options are available to meet your individual needs – call 785-505-2712 for more information.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water, coupled with proven therapy techniques, to assist patients in healing and exercise performance. While submerged your body is supported and the water's buoyancy helps decrease the amount of the force of stress placed on the joints. Aquatic therapy helps:

  • Build strength
  • Increase lung capacity
  • Promote healing after surgery
  • Improve range of motion
  • Offer a less painful treatment option
  • Improve balance and coordination

Speech-Language Therapy

Our speech-language therapists address speech, language, cognitive-linguistic, voice and fluency deficits, as well as related home management and safety concerns. We also provide instrumental assessment of swallowing disorders using video fluoroscopic equipment, and we specialize in treating voice disorders associated with Parkinson's disease through the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment protocol.

Sports Performance Training

LMH Therapy Services offers customized Sports Performance Training for youth athletes ages 8-18. Our program is led by medically-trained Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) and exercise physiologists. It offers age-appropriate, sport-specific athletic training designed to improve speed, strength and agility while also lowering the risk of athletic injury.

Additional services include incontinence and pelvic pain treatment, fall prevention through gait and balance training, and more. As an affiliate of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, we contract with major insurance carriers and file claims with all insurance companies.

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