Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic

Salina Regional's Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic is conveniently located in the Salina Medical Arts Building at 520 S. Santa Fe. Here physical therapists treat outpatients with traditional complaints of pain, weakness and loss of motion, but also specializes in occupational and sports medicine. We can help you get back to work after a job-related accident or help you bounce back from a sports injury.

Our physical therapists can also help you with your post-operative rehab for everything from your back and neck to shoulder, knee and hip. And our balance and fall prevention program has helped many regain their life back.

520 South Santa Fe
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 452-6668

For more information about the services provided at Salina Regional's Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic please click on the topics below.

Occupational Medicine

At Salina Regional's Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic our therapist conduct work conditioning programs to decrease limitations and retrain workers to avoid future injuries.

Our therapists work closely with insurance companies and employers, as well as employees, to enhance the patient's return to a productive work environment.

Our staff can also go to a work site to analyze the ergonomics of a particular job and make recommendations to make it safer.

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Sports Medicine

We work closely with orthopedic surgeons to treat injured athletes (serious athletes, as well as recreational athletes). Therapists are trained in treating foot pain and injuries and in fabricating custom orthotics as needed. We also can provide different types of braces and supports when required. Therapists have also been trained in analyzing components of athletic movements, such as golf swings, to determine causes of injury and enhance performance.

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ASTYM Treatment

Many physical therapy patients are finding increased range of motion and independence with augmented soft tissue mobilization system (ASTYM) treatment available at Salina Regional Health Center's Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic. The treatment uses ergonomically designed instruments that help identify dysfunctional soft tissue and stimulates regeneration.

ASTYM utilized by specially certified clinicians at Salina Regional Health Center has demonstrated success where other approaches have failed. It has been proven successful for many chronic injuries, work-related injuries and sports injuries, including lower back pain, decreased neck and shoulder range of motion, wrist pain, knee pain, heel spurs, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow and rejuvenation from post surgical scarring.

Patients usually receive treatments twice a week and are encouraged to continue normal activities as continued stress helps dysfunctional tissue regenerate.

Ask your physician specifically for a referral to Salina Regional Health Center's Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic or call (785) 452-6668 for more information.

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Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy can help the healing process for those wanting to increase strength and range of motion. Many patients who have especially sore backs and joints find the buoyant effect of water neutralizes the effect of gravity on their bodies, allowing them to focus on improving range of motion. The water also provides resistance and helps increase strength.

Children and adults find the therapy useful for rehabilitating painful backs, shoulders, knees and hips. Stroke survivors also find the treatment beneficial for working on balance and endurance. Salina Regional physical therapists have specialized training in aquatic therapy and have access to the pools at the YMCA. They can work with patients either one-on-one or in small groups.

Before the water workouts, patients receive an evaluation from a physical therapist in the clinic setting to develop a plan for treatment. If you think you would benefit from aquatic therapy, ask your doctor for a referral to Salina Regional's Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic or call (785) 452-6668.

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Balance and Fall Prevention

At Salina Regional Health Center's Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic we offer specialty care for individuals who have experienced loss of balance or recent falls. Our therapists, in consultation with your physician, will assess your posture, balance, strength, walking pattern, joint flexibility, vision, cognition, and conduct an interview with you regarding your home environment. After we determine what is impairing your balance, our therapists will design an individualized program of therapeutic exercises, including specific strengthening and balance exercise, gait retraining and safety education.

If needed, our therapists can help you with your assistive device for walking such as canes, crutches or walkers and also make appropriate home adaptation recommendations like bathroom safety equipment.

Falls are one of the leading causes of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors' safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.

However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through fall risk assessments, practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.

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