Physical Therapy

Restore as much of your functional independence as possible with physical therapy.

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Physical therapy involves the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal system disorders. Our ultimate goal is to restore as much of your functional independence as possible.

Use our Transitions Rehabilitation physical therapy program in Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls to treat:

Physical Therapy at Transition Rehabilitation    • Joint replacements
   • Heart Conditions
   • Strokes
   • Arthritis
   • Fractures
   • Weakness
   • Balance Disorders

Your first visit includes an examination and development of a plan of care that promotes the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Your physical therapist will work side-by-side with you to make sure the goals of the treatment plan are met. Therapeutic exercise and functional training will be the cornerstones of your physical therapy treatment plan.

Our Physical Therapists

All of our physical therapists are licensed health care professionals with a bachelors, masters, or doctorate in physical therapy. Our physical therapy assistants typically have an associates degree and treat under the supervision of a physical therapist.

Out-Patient Physical Therapy

Out-patients are typically those who have issues with their leg movement, balance, or pain that limits walking or standing. You need a physician’s prescription in order to schedule treatment.

Physical Therapy treatments are typically two to three days a week for one hour each visit at our Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls location. Treatment will be similar to the inpatient, depending on your goals and specific limitations.


In-Patient Physical Therapy

Treatments are typically five to six days a week, one or two visits per day depending on your goals. Each treatment lasts 30 to 50 minutes. However, time varies depending upon the need of the resident.

Your physical therapy program will:

Build your leg strength so using your walker, sitting, and standing are easier. Treatment includes using resistance bands, weights, the Wii, or a recumbent stepper.

Improve your balance so walking is easier and you become less likely to fall. Treatment includes standing without using hands for exercise and standing on special foam or participating in balance tests.

Decrease your pain so moving is easier. Treatment includes using modalities such as ultrasound, heat, cold, and electricity to increase functional, pain free movement.

Strengthen your muscles so you have greater endurance. Treatment includes using weights, special movements, or machines.

Modify how you move so you can use a walker, crutches, or a cane. Treatment includes functional or body mechanics training.

We also create an exercise program so you can continue your therapy when you return home.

As you progress through therapy and are nearing your discharge to home, we encourage a home assessment. Your therapist will join you and a family member on a visit to your home to make sure it is set up for you to be successful.

Additional Treatments

Treatment at Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire could also include aquatic therapy. Treatment would consist of exercises and movements to increase strength and balance or decrease pain in the safe, warm water environment of our aquatic therapy pool.

Treatment at Dove Healthcare could also include the use of the Guldmann GH2 ceiling lift; the track-mounted ceiling lift provides the resident the sense of security necessary to improve balance and walking quality, thereby allowing the therapist to stand and walk the resident sooner.

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