Physical therapists help you regain strength, motion and ability through proven techniques. The physical therapy team at Redwood Area Hospital creates an individualized care plan for each client, whether they are recovering from an injury or have concerns related to an illness or disability.
Blending science with inspiration, your physical therapist will show you how to prevent or manage health conditions in a personalized way. Often, people don’t realized what an important role physical therapy also plays in injury prevention. Treating minor irritations early can often minimize the need for extensive treatments.
Unique tools, comprehensive training and a holistic care approach allow our therapists to meet your unique goals. Therapists evaluate many aspects of your health and well-being to find the best solutions for you..
From start to finish, you receive care in a setting that works best for you, from bedside care in the hospital to in-home care and outpatient care. The physical therapy team provides flexible hours so you can begin your road to recovery as quickly as possible.
The rehabilitation department facilities include private treatment rooms, specialized equipment, and a pediatric specialty therapy room for providing the optimum setting for your care.
Initiating Physical Therapy
Our physical therapy providers consult and practice with other health professionals to help improve your mobility and well-being. We often initiate our services through a physician’s referral, and we will work with you to set up your initial evaluation. We suggest you wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers for physical therapy sessions.
During your initial evaluation the physical therapist will work with you to discuss your goals and needs, evaluate your health and well-being and create a customized care plan. The length of your treatment and follow-up visits will be dependent on your needs, the therapist’s recommended treatment plan, and/or your physician or surgeon’s recommended course of care. We also work with you and your insurance provider to ensure your optimum level of care individually selected for your unique situation.
Your physical therapist will evaluate you by asking many detailed questions while seeking to learn about aspects of your daily life. A physical examination and discussion of your current health and condition will help formulate your individualized care plan.
Your Care Plan
A physical therapy care plan balances your goals, expectation and needs within a responsible plan that is sensitive to your unique concerns. During your physical therapy care plan, you will learn to understand how your body moves to achieve long-term health benefits.
Our care is driven by your goals, your expectations, and your needs. Because a typical appointment may be 30 to 60 minutes, we can devote our time to discuss your care and progress and work with you to provide personalized care throughout your journey.
Your physical therapist will team with a licensed physical therapist assistant (PTA) to provide your care. Together, you and your physical therapy care team will work as partners in restoring, maintaining, and managing function at your personal best.
Our physical therapy team employs a variety of treatment techniques that help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Your physical therapy care plan may involve movement and exercise, skilled hands-on therapies, bracing and supporting, use of specialized equipment, and education for self-help and ongoing independent care.
The physical therapy team consists of talented clinicians and supporting staff who strive to provide a positive care experience.
Physical Therapy providers:
Katie Borgen, PT, DPT
Susan Buckley, PT
Heidi Irlbeck, PT, DPT, ATC
Shirley Johnson, PTA
Kelly Kitzman PT, DPT
Ashley Penske, PTA
Ryan Pope, PT, DPT
Chris Umpierre, PTA
Mary Johnson, Receptionist
Lori Serbus, Secretary