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Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

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Physical rehabilitation in Ashland City

After you've had an illness, injury or procedure, it can be frustrating to lose some strength and mobility or develop speech problems.

If physical problems are preventing you from living the life you want, the physical therapy and rehabilitation team at TriStar Ashland City Medical Center can help you. We partner with you and your physician to create individualized treatment plans so you can reach your goals.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Our rehabilitation services

We offer three main types of rehabilitation for our patients: physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is an important part of treatment if you have pain or movement problems resulting from disability or disease. Through proper evaluation and treatment, physical therapy can reduce pain and disability and maximize functional potential.

Physical therapists also help promote a healthy lifestyle through education about personal fitness and injury prevention.

Physical therapy may be recommended for:

  • Back and neck pain and injuries
  • Balance disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries and disorders
  • Pre- and post-operative care
  • Secondary headaches caused by an injury, infection or high blood pressure
  • Sports- and work-related injuries

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy is designed to help you complete daily activities, both at home and work. This type of therapy may involve helping students participate in school and social situations, or it may focus on helping adults regain skills lost after a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), injury or illness.

Our occupational therapy services include:

  • Assessment of living or working environment and adaptation recommendations
  • Treatment of traumatic or repetitive injuries of the hands and upper extremities
  • Help in improving endurance through energy conservation and work simplification techniques
  • Therapy to improve motor development, communication skills and daily living activities

Occupational therapy may be recommended for:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries and disorders
  • Work-related injuries

Speech therapy

Speech therapy is a type of rehabilitation designed to treat speech and language disorders. Speech therapists treat conditions such as physical speech disabilities, voice disorders, hearing loss and language delays.

Speech therapists work with all age ranges and can assess many communication and swallowing problems. They will work with you if you're recovering from neurological conditions such as a head injury or stroke.

Speech therapy may be recommended for:

  • Conditions affecting fluency, motor speech and voice
  • Issues with language comprehension and usage
  • Linguistic problems affecting language cognition and problem-solving skills
  • Counseling for the surgical removal of the larynx (laryngectomy)
  • Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)

Therapy and rehabilitation at our hospital

We offer both inpatient therapy for more intense services and outpatient therapy for patients who need added flexibility while at home.

Getting to our rehab center

The hospital is off North Main Street, just a few blocks north of Cumberland Street.

For outpatient appointments, please check in at the front desk. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our central scheduling line at (615) 695-7238.


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