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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 therapy in Smyrna, Tennessee

You deserve high-quality rehabilitation (rehab) services that help you achieve your physical wellness goals.

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center's rehabilitation therapists offer the care you need in a comfortable setting. To ensure your success, we partner with your physician and loved ones to create a support team that plays a pivotal role in your recovery. For more information, contact our physical therapy department.

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.

Conditions we treat with rehab

Conditions that may require rehabilitation include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Aphasia
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Back pain
  • Calf pain
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Hamstring strains
  • Hip and gluteal pain
  • Knee pain
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neck pain
  • Neurological disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Post-concussion whiplash
  • Prematurity
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spina bifida
  • Sport-related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Work-related injuries

Our physical therapy services

We provide extensive outpatient rehabilitation services to fit your unique therapeutic needs. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is often needed following an orthopedic injury or surgery and aids in strengthening and rehabilitation. This treatment can encompass a range of therapeutic techniques, including physical movements and manipulations, stretches, exercises, massages and heat therapies.

Our rehabilitation staff provides physical therapy as one step in our complete continuum of care, with the ultimate goal of increasing a range of motion and stability.

Speech and language therapy

Our certified speech-language pathologists will develop a customized treatment plan for you if you have lost functionality in the areas of speech and language ability, comprehension (spoken or written word), voice projection or swallowing.

Speech therapy is often used for patients recovering from a stroke and can reteach individuals proper speech or new methods of communication moving forward.

Accent reduction programs are also available.

Vestibular therapy

The balance and vestibular rehabilitation program is designed to specifically help individuals suffering from dizziness and imbalance. Our physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists will assess your unique needs and develop a customized program that features training in compensatory strategies to relieve imbalance symptoms.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy can make a significant difference in your results if you've experienced physical difficulties because of arthritis, acute and/or chronic orthopedic pain, amputation, hand injuries, burns and wounds, neurological dysfunction and cumulative trauma disorders.

Our occupational therapists can help you regain independence through progressive activities and exercises that build fitness and functional capabilities. We wholeheartedly look forward to helping you and your loved ones achieve the necessary movements and abilities to thrive in daily life.

We offer:

  • Living/working environment adaptation
  • Hand and upper extremity therapy for traumatic and repetitive injuries
  • Vocational and life management skill development
  • Sensory integrative therapy

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

After a serious injury or illness, you may struggle with tasks that were easy for you in the past, like walking, lifting heavy objects or performing exercise. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, can help you gradually rebuild strength and mobility.

Our therapists are able to care for patients who need:

  • Balance and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Dry needling therapy
  • Oncology rehabilitation and wellness
  • Orthopedic and sports rehabilitation

Oncology rehabilitation and wellness

Our oncology-focused rehabilitation team understands how a diagnosis of cancer, as well as surgery and treatment side effects, change how your body feels and moves. Our physical, occupational, lymphedema and speech therapists will help you improve your physical functioning and well-being through individual support.

The oncology rehabilitation programs are a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach developed to provide outpatient rehabilitation to all cancer patients and survivors in need, whether you are newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment.

Our goal is to improve daily function and quality of life for the cancer survivor. Our experienced therapists specialize in a variety of cancer therapies such as:

Breast cancer rehabilitation

Physical therapy and occupational therapy to treat and reduce the risk of side effects related to breast cancer and breast cancer treatment.

  • Prehab: We will provide education and early intervention to increase tolerance to treatments like surgery or chemotherapy and improve your functional recovery as you go through and complete active cancer treatment.
  • Manual therapy: A one-on-one, hands-on treatment performed in a private treatment room. Manual therapy addresses the impact of surgeries and radiation, including techniques and exercises to facilitate optimal healing of the lymphatic system.
  • Exercise-based rehab: We will incorporate exercise, when appropriate, based on levels of recovery from various cancer treatments.
Therapeutic techniques in oncology practice

Occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology can help to treat and reduce the risk of side effects which can develop from cancer and cancer-related treatments.

We offer rehabilitation and exercise programs (before, during, and after your cancer treatments) that are designed to increase your tolerance to chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and other cancer treatments. Areas of treatment include:

  • Cardiovascular assessment and exercise prescription
  • Chemotherapy induces peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dizziness or unsteadiness
  • Fatigue management
  • Strengthening assessment and exercise prescription
  • Swallowing difficulties
Lymphedema therapy

Lymphedema is swelling in various parts of the body caused by a build-up of lymphatic fluid in the tissues. It can be caused by damage to lymph nodes or vessels as a result of surgery or radiation treatments for cancer patients. It can also be caused by other surgeries, trauma or infections, or be the result of rare inherited conditions.

Our certified lymphedema therapists help manage this condition through manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy (MLD/CDT). This is the most effective treatment option for lymphedema. MLD/CDT is noninvasive and has no adverse side effects. We also offer education, including proper skin care and hygiene, to teach you how to help prevent lymphedema progression.

Dry needling therapy

Dry needling is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or around nerves in order to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. We perform dry needling as a specialized therapy to promote healing and maximize your return to optimal function and quality of life. Dry needling is effective at decreasing pain and muscle tightness, as well as improving motor control, range of motion and overall functional use.

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